The popularity of hydrogen is rising steadily. Leaders in the hydrogen economy are South Korea, Japan and China. Europe is working hard on it and the US also has strategic plans for hydrogen. We...Read More
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I dressed up to write this article. In a three-piece suit. I must admit, I’m still finding my way around when it comes to dealing with this situation. Keeping a normal routine is essential for me in...Read More
I remember my disbelief when I heard that entire cities and regions were under quarantine because of the corona virus. What an impact that must have on everyone’s lives. For a few days I was...Read More
Katherine Johnson died on the 24th of February at the age of almost 102. Johnson was a brilliant mathematician. Her work at NASA made an undeniably important contribution to American space flight....Read More
The professor gazed out the train’s window and took time to reflect on things. This filled him with a sense of happiness. He also enjoys thinking ahead, although forethought is a process that...Read More
In his acclaimed book “The Black Swan,” Nassim Nicolas Taleb analyzes the influence of highly improbable events on our lives. As exemplified by the black swan, which in Europe was once...Read More
I spent the very last day of 2019 at Clos Lucé. The castle in the idyllic Loire region in France where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last years of his life. It had an impact on me. In the weeks that...Read More
Wait a few more years and you’ll see that electric cars will be the equivalent of petrol cars. That’s as far as Total Cost of Usage (TCU) is concerned – and without government...Read More
Last Friday I bumped into a former college student and I asked her where she worked these days. When she told me that she worked for a large company in the region, I almost felt a bit disappointed....Read More
What might machines capable of moral behaviour effectively mean in practice? The Swedish fiction series Real Humans presents an interesting spin on this question. ‘Hubots’ – a...Read More
The professor sat at a table at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. He had just taken part in a discussion on artificial intelligence. The Eiffel Tower was artificial, as was Venice that was a little...Read More
In a success-oriented society, we tend to adopt successful people as role models. By imitating what makes these people successful and adapting that to our personality and work style, we think we can...Read More
It was only a matter of time before the war over the standardization in healthcare would start. Of course, over the past few years tremendous effort has been put into making data exchangeable and...Read More
We all try our hand at predicting things. But how good are those predictions? The Danish Nobel Prize winner for Physics in 1922, Niels Bohr, spoke these wise words: making predictions is very...Read More
Yesterday a colleague showed me a deep fake clip ripped from Home Alone. Both the face and voice of the lead actor Kevin were replaced by that of Sylvester Stallone – ‘Home...Read More
It is common knowledge nowadays. The German automobile industry is in a bind. But German cities are also struggling with the transition to a sustainable urban traffic model – the...Read More
Tomorrow is Good: Will we recognize 2020-2030 as the decade when we’ll all be able to live in abundance?
For me, the past decade has made many dreams come true. Solar, wind and electric vehicles broke through. I’m building a beautiful energy-positive house. Plus I got the chance to lead a massive...Read More
In the calm period after Christmas I wanted to quietly catch up on my backlog of unanswered emails that had accumulated during a busy first semester. However, the servers at my university had been...Read More
More and more often colleges and universities invite me to give a guest lecture or a seminar on the themes of mistakes, the culture of failure and constructive management of failure in companies....Read More
If we want tomorrow to be any good, we’ve got to do improve it right now. The well-known American management professor Peter Drucker once said: “The best way to predict the future is to...Read More
Ah, I suppose you were thinking about money as soon as you saw the headline. Fine, that’s also an investment. But I’m mainly thinking about long term, far-reaching investments in people,...Read More
How can scientists – together with companies and societal organizations – accelerate the transition to renewable energy and mobility? And how can you help? My dream has come true! This...Read More
Computers are good at abstract thinking; we are all too keen to delegate complex calculations to them in order to free ourselves from that chore. There is something threatening about the...Read More
The professor and the politician sat at the table of a lunchroom in The Hague with cups of fresh mint tea. The politician had invited the professor to talk about the transparency of algorithms. He...Read More
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