Wellness 2030: using technology to find happiness

What will make us happy in future? Which technologies will support us? The new GDI study ‘Wellness 2030’ discusses the latest possibilities. On 14 March, we will also hold a GDI Trend Day to discuss more techniques for self-improvement.

GDI Trend Day: «Emotions tracking affects everyone»

Today, our feelings can systematically be tracked and analysed. Therefore, new products and services are created in all industries. In this interview, Karin Frick, Head Think Tank at GDI, tells us why self-optimisation will be of increasing concern to us. On 14 March 2018 the GDI Trend Day will address this topic.

We are on a quest to decode happiness

From biohackers at the Silicon Valley to the rise of "Data Selfies" – data about our emotional life and how we function is becoming ever more accurate. The new GDI study "Wellness 2030" examines how digitalisation expands the tools of happiness.

Selfie: A Story of Self-Obsession

We photograph ourselves, curate our social media presences, are obsessed with ourselves. And it’s making us sick, says journalist Will Storr in his book “Selfie“, and in a video. He’ll speak at the GDI Trend Day on 14 March.

"Every thought results in physical change"

In traditional medicine, the role of the mind is usually disregarded. But that’s a biased way of looking at things, according to science journalist Jo Marchant. In her book "Cure", she explains how beliefs shape health.

Neil Harbisson: "Become Cyborgs!"

With achromatopsia, or total colour blindness, the world appears in shades of grey. Cyborg Neil Harbisson was born with this disease. But thanks to a cybernetic antenna, he can now even perceive infrared and ultraviolet. In the video Harbisson explains why we have to artificially expand our senses. On 14 March, he will speak at the GDI.

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is CEO of the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute for Economic and Social Studies. Dr. David Bosshart holds a PhD in philosophy, is the author of numerous international publications and sought-after speaker worldwide.

Karin Frick

Karin Frick is Head of Think Tank and a Member of the Executive Board at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute. As an economist, she researches trends and countertrends in business, society and consumption.

Marta Kwiatkowski

Marta Kwiatkowski is a Senior Researcher & Advisor at the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute and analyses social, economic, and technological trends.


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