8 min read · Jul 20th · Von Überwachung im Supermarkt über Grenzkontrollen bis zu Alexa und Spotify: Der Markt für Emotionserkennungstechnologien boomt. Dabei ist ihre wissenschaftliche Grundlage höchst umstritten – und die…
10 min read · May 27th · It's done so much for human well-being, but it's far from perfect. Will capitalism as we know it evolve into something new?
Capitalism has fuelled the industrial, technological and green revolutions, reshaped the natural world and transformed the role of the state in relation to society. It has lifted innumerable people out of poverty over the last two centuries, significantly increased standards of living, and resulted in innovations that have radically improved human well-being, as well as making possible to go to the Moon and read this article on the internet.
When Adam Smith was observing nascent industrial capitalism in 1776, he could not foresee just how much it would transform our societies today. So it follows that we might be similarly blind to what capitalism could look like in another two centuries.
~13 min read · May 27th · Highways radically reshaped cities, destroying dense downtown neighborhoods. Now, some cities are starting to take them down.
As midcentury highways reach the end of their life spans, cities across the country are having to choose whether to rebuild or reconsider them.
It’s no longer good enough for us to remove a highway and make a replacement road beautiful,” said Ms. Richards of the Congress for the New Urbanism. “We have to reconnect the neighborhoods and invest in the legacy residents.
~13 min read · May 16th · In der Corona-Krise erobern die Tech-Konzerne um Google und Co. neue Geschäftsfelder und drängen mit kalkulierter Vehemenz in den Gesundheitsmarkt. Dabei nutzen die Monopolisten die Pandemie nicht nur…
7 min read · Apr 6th · Executive teams that increase gender diversity became more open to change and less comfortable with risk.
First, we found that after women joined the C-suite, firms became both more open to change and less risk-seeking. In other words, these organizations increasingly embraced transformation while seeking to reduce the risks associated with it.
Specifically, we observed that when TMTs added female executives, they gradually shifted from a knowledge-buying strategy focused on M&As — which could be described as a more traditionally masculine, proactive approach — towards a knowledge-building strategy focused on internal R&D, which could be described as a more traditionally feminine, collaborative approach.
1 min read · Mar 21st · Eine offene Innovationskultur ist ein europäisches Gemeinschaftswerk. Um das zu gestalten, sind eine konsistente Governance von Innovationsprozessen und das Zusammenwirken aller politischen Ebenen,…
~12 min read · Feb 25th · Jede:r einzelne hat in der Corona-Krise erlebt, was nicht funktioniert. Und sie ist nicht die einzige Krise, die jetzt unser Handeln erfordert und Ungleichheiten verstärkt. Die Herausforderungen sind…
4 min read · Mar 7th · Amsterdam nutzt die Corona-Pandemie und treibt den grünen Umbau voran. Unter Vize-Bürgermeisterin Marieke van Doorninck will die Stadt komplett auf Kreislaufwirtschaft umstellen. Vorbild ist die Idee…
4 min read · Feb 19th · It’s just a concept . . . but boy could we use something this simple to manage our privacy.
Because sometimes, there actually are benefits to having your data shared! It’s helpful for cities to understand how many people walk on a certain block every day, so they know where to invest in infrastructure. It’s helpful for a store to know your shopping history so it can make future suggestions. And Ficklin—a highly optimistic capitalist—suggests that there are all sorts of untapped possibilities once our data is something that we can barter, rather than something we sign away in perpetuity each time we go online or step into public. That’s why the Me.Ring actually seems more out of reach in terms of the necessary laws than the necessary technologies. The government would need to introduce a whole scaffolding of policies on the collection and ownership of personal data, and thus far, the U.S. has failed to regulate private companies with any serious baseline of consumer protections