Many of us lack a basic understanding of scientific problems – with far-reaching political consequences.
Religious holidays have become cornerstones of the secular calendar even as their original meaning is ignored.
Fate and destiny have long been used to explain historical developments and personal biographies. But can they survive the 21st century?
Are we the drivers of technological innovation, or passengers on the digital train?
Words are weapons. And they often tell us remarkably little about the underlying ideas.
What’s the difference between a vacuum cleaner salesman and a politician?
Our ability to archive increasing amounts of data is threatening one of the fundamental aspects of human cultural development: our ability to forget.
The Mayan calendar was based on the assumption that the history of a people is finite. Our Roman calendar is infinite – and it might outlive our civilization.
The only things that really matter are those that cannot be easily bought and sold.
The Doha Conference has illustrated the inability of the international community to pursue global solutions. Maybe it’s time to shift to a more local approach.
A debate over content aggregation has pitted Google against several of Germany’s biggest publishing houses. Many online activists have sided with the search giant – and seem to forget that their natural ally are professional journalists.
Facebook’s lack of a dislike button is no surprise: our public sphere is structured to favor approval and consent over disapproval and dissent.