The Analogue Revolution

The Analogue Revolution is nigh

The Analogue Revolution is nigh

A humanoid robot walking through a forest, stumbling, but he keeps going. Where? This is what I explore in my most recent book, “The Analogue Revolution”. Analogue is the opposite of digital. It’s everything that is not binary but connected on fluid scales. Life is analogue. But increasingly, digital products also become analogue. They leave the screens and become…swarm-like drones, animal- or human-like robots, tangible things. Even beings? These technological changes will cause many dramatic upheavals in our societies. But where will thsi development lead us, too? I am not a techno-pessimist. But in order to move this huge tech revolution into a good direction, a lot has to happen in society. That’s why I wrote this book.

Helmholtz-Focus: Mensch-Maschine

Helmholtz-Focus:
Mensch-Maschine

#1 In the Anthropocene, technology and its side effects become so ubiquitous that they begin to form a new sort of nature – technature.
#2 For the next years, not the emerging AI itself is most important but the power structures that help bring it about and will rule it
#3 The co-evolution of humans and technology has entered a new phase. If we want “digital humanism” we need to start now. Otherwise technology might become totalitarian or develop without humans.

Reviews: “The story for the Post-Snowden Era”

Reviews: “The story for the Post-Snowden Era”

“In einem seiner Szenarien schießen vor dem Berliner S-Bahnhof Friedrichstraße Eisvögel und Uferschwalben durch die Schilfgürtel der renaturierten Spree, und der Chef von Google lässt sich von einem meditierenden Aussteiger beeindrucken. An die Stelle des Internets ist das Allesnetz getreten, in dem man sich in Tiere, Pflanzen oder Gesteine verwandeln und die innere Verbindung von allem erfahren kann.”