surveillance

You get up early in the morning, shower, fix some breakfast and set off for another busy day. You live in the city, so your daily commute is a combination of some walking and mass transit (healthy and ecological). On the way to work you get your daily dose of caffeine and arrive at the […]

listen more

Good ol’ Diogenes Laërtius said several hundred years before Christ that We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may listen more and talk less.” But listening doesn’t come easy: most of us hurry to finish other people’s sentences (if we think they speak too slowly), or assume what it is […]

TED: Adam Alter

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TED Conference that took place on April 24-28 in Vancouver, BC (Canada), under the general title of The Future You. Adam Alter’s talk was featured on the screen of TEDxMadrid this year (2017), but I had already watched it online -even if by accident. It is one […]

I robot

You are afraid that one day robots will come and take away your job, right? Think again. Robots ain’t coming. Robots are here already. And guess what: they are not taking away your job. More to the contrary: while they are not replacing you but complementing you, more jobs are being created for people like […]

rule of law

It is not difficult to reach the conclusion that for broken windows policies to be effective the key element is enforcement -which Wikipedia defines as the process of ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, rules, standards, or social norms.” By enforcing laws and regulations, authorities attempt to effectuate successful implementation of policies, while attempting to serve a number of […]

TED: Luis Vargas

This week’s talk is a TEDxTalk filmed during the 2017 TEDxPortland that took place on April 15 in Portland, OR, under the general title of Spectrum. We live in a world of consumption. Before you buy your next item for your “man cave” or “she shed,” think again. In his talk, Luis Vargas defends that adventure and […]

value

Can you even remember what your life was like before you had a smartphone? Depending on your age probably not. And if you do you probably wonder how we could survive without Google Maps, Whatsapp or a camera in our pocket, always available for the perfect photo op. Funny, because smartphones have been around for […]

TED: Lauren Singer

This week’s talk is a TEDxTalk filmed during the 2015 TEDxTeen that took place on May 16 in New York, NY, under the general title of Simply Irresistible. Imagine that you could put all the trash produced over a three-year period inside of a 16 oz. mason jar. That is exactly what Lauren Singer did and what […]