TED: Stuart Duncan

This week’s TED Talk was filmed during the 2017 TEDxYorkUSalon that took place on April 22 in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) under the general title of Autism innovations. The internet can be an ugly place, but you won’t find bullies or trolls on Stuart Duncan’s Minecraft server, AutCraft. Designed for children with autism and their families, AutCraft […]

no WiFi

In his 1964 hit The Times They Are A-Changin’, Bob Dylan already warned us about the shifting nature of things, and how the present now will later be past.” Quite true: Just a few years ago, the first thing most of us did when entering a coffee shop, hotel, restaurant, bookshop -or any other public venue- […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

out of love

The U.S. Census Bureau found that divorce rates for most age groups have been dropping since 1996 and yet around 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce: 41 percent in the case of first marriages, 60 percent of second marriages and 73 percent of third marriages, to be precise. These facts are well known, so […]


For quite a few years we have been told that we were living in an Information Society, the successor to the Industrial Society. But that doesn’t sound too accurate, or does it? The successor to the industrial society would be the post-industrial society, one where most people do immaterial labor -that is, where most of the […]