Why 3D cameras will finally take off

For decades humanity has experimented with binocular cameras, trying to reproduce the same sight we have in 3D. One of the first 3D cameras, Verascope f40, came out in 1938. But why hasn’t everybody gotten their own 3D cameras these days to capture their experiences—just as they have with their GoPros? Three major reasons have…

What is voice-enabled media?

As we start communicating with smart devices such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home, how will this technology impact news audiences? How will news consumers be able to use voice commands to access stories on demand? Is this Radio 2.0? In 1899, The Associated Press used Guglielmo Marconi’s wireless telegraph to cover the America’s Cup…

About anger and social explosives

Again and again we witness violence and outbursts of emotion in our society. Burning refugee homes, shot dead policemen, open hostility, rage against politicians, against refugees, against the wealthy, against the lazy – the list could continue forever and it is the result of an extremely dangerous development. In the last few decades, we have…

Giving up is not an option

In school I was never the brightest. In the seventh grade of high school I enjoyed a lap of honor for the first time. In the ninth grade again, but the repetition has not really helped. My school failure may well have put emphasis on the fact that I didn’t learn once outside of school…

Exploiting Millennials’ potential in e-recruiting

Generation Y, better known as Millennials, were spotted some years ago as the potentially most high-performing cohort in history. A generation characterized by more information, greater technological skills and higher expectations than any of the preceding ones. There is no consensus on whether Generation Y is more civic-oriented rather than narcissist but most sociologists agree…

Talk.48fwrd: Mobility Session

On April 26th we sat down with Tony Douglas, Head of Strategy, Marketing and Communications for Mobility Services at BMW Group, to discuss the future of mobility. You missed the session in Munich? No problem, you can watch it now on YouTube. During the past decades owning a car got natural. More and more households…

Home does not stop at national borders

We were lucky here in Germany. Most of us – depending on the generation – saw the light of day in peacetime. In times of prosperity, that much of the world’s population will never experience. For most people on this planet is this, what we in this country view as being almost natural, a fairytale…