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Riôbert Kagan

Robert Kagan: “Peace among the great powers 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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Christina Gravert
Behavioral Economics

Why a “good feeling” lowers equality of opportunity

To improve equality of opportunity, utilize structured job interviews, says behavioural economist Christina Gravert. Experienced HR professionals in particular often overestimate their knowledge of human nature, and prejudices affect the recruitment process.

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18.10.2018
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Artificial Intelligence

The "uncanny valley" between human and bot

AI is becoming increasingly human, especially in terms of linguistic interaction. MIT researcher Aleksandra Przegalinska studies the communication between humans and bots. She will speak at the GDI’s 15th European Trend Day, and discusses her research in this video.

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15.10.2018
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