driverless

So you jump into your car and there is no steering wheel, no gear stick and no pedals. You tell your car where it is that you want to go to (just like you would talk to Siri), sit back and enjoy the ride: You read a newspaper, make a few phone calls or just […]

humanities

I love technology. I really do. But who doesn’t, these days? Just think of all the things that technology allows for, all the things that we couldn’t do before, all the things that it has replaced. Just one example: think of all the things the smartphone in your pocket has replaced: landlines and payphones photo […]

TED: Dao Nguyen

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TEDNYC that took place on October 17 in New York, NY under the general title of How to build the future. What’s the secret to making content people love? Why does some content (primarily video) go viral while other does not? How can you learn to create […]

twitter-less

Sometimes going on a diet is simply not enough. No, I am not referring to a weight loss program, since I do not happen to be affected by the obesity epidemic that is ravaging not just the so-called developed world: obesity rates in sub-Saharan Africa are shooting up faster than in just about anywhere else […]

time

Our lives revolve around money: We need it to get shelter, buy food, get clothes to keep us warm (or stylish, for those of us a little bit more fashion-conscious), pay the bills… or splurge a little and get the latest gadget out there or go on vacation. After all, the world is a beautiful […]

TED: Marily Oppezzo

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TEDxStanford that took place on April 23 in Stanford, CA under the general title of In the moment. If you read my post about spacing out and procrastination (that I wrote a few weeks ago), that dealt with the consequences of being permanently busy and their impact […]

post-PC

Steve Jobs was right: Jobs was the opening act at the D: All Things Digital conference on June 1 2010 in Southern California when in a 90-minute interview with The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, he proclaimed that the post-PC era had arrived, while acknowledging that PCs have “taken us a long way” and […]