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Lord Adair Turner

Why robots don't make the economy more productive

Despite enormous technological advances, productivity of the economy increases very slowly. Thought leader Lord Adair Turner explains this paradox here and at the GDI on 21 January, 2019.

06.12.2018
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Humans become interfaces

Unlock your phone using facial recognition? Impressive, but no longer mindblowing: newer interfaces will fundamentally change communication, says GDI researcher Stefan Breit in a video interview.

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15.11.2018
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Riôbert Kagan

Robert Kagan: “Peace is an aberration”

US policy expert Robert Kagan advocates the United States taking a stronger position in world politics. In a video and on 21 January 2019 at the GDI, Kagan explains why he fears the "normal state".

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15.11.2018
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Energie

Good News: Energy may soon be available for free

Forget about electricity bills! Thanks to new technologies, marginal costs for energy production are falling steadily, writes GDI researcher Stefan Breit. This ultimately means free energy.

12.11.2018
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Michael Schrage

Michael Schrage: “Good ideas are bad”

Innovation is part of success. MIT Research Fellow Michael Schrage explains in a video why companies often bet on the wrong horse and why testable hypotheses are a better approach.

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12.11.2018
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Cloud, Sweet Cloud

Cloud, sweet Cloud

Home is where family and friends are–in other words, everywhere. Global networking is changing the definition both of living space and of “feeling at home”.

01.11.2018
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Food Thought Leader

Food Thought Leader: Why Hashtags are the New “Extra Something”

The new pop stars don't sing; they cook, blog and share. The food industry is booming. Two network analyses by the GDI show what makes these celebrities so successful.

01.11.2018
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Tim Wu

How we sell our attention

The currency on the "free" Internet? It’s our attention, according to bestselling author and Columbia Professor, Tim Wu. In a video, he explains how the advertising industry attacks our ability to concentrate.

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30.10.2018
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Future Work

Three conversations about tomorrow's work

In video interviews, GDI researcher Zhan Li spoke with three experts about the effects of digital technologies on work and consumption.

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18.10.2018
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Wellness 2030

Everything for the Self: Wellness in the Digital Age

Digital technologies are enabling us to know ourselves better and better. This affects the wellness industry in terms of increasing demands and a multitude of possibilities.

18.10.2018
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