Robots as our co-workers

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We know robots for very long. They are regular characters in sci-fi movies, coming in all shapes and with many competencies. In those movies we have seen human relationships with good, evil or just emotively blank robots. Isaac Asimov was the pioneering author who showed us what living with robots … Continue reading

Universities of the future

Universities of the future

Think back of your own college years, attending lectures with hundreds of other students in those steep lecture halls with harsh wooden chairs. Or think of the time you were with friends elsewhere while you should have been in those lecture halls. Or when you were doing all sorts of … Continue reading

Visionaries of the future: H.G. Wells

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Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) considered himself more a social critic and historian than a fiction writer. At times he seemed convinced of the idea that humans would eventually annihilate themselves with advanced technology. But at other times he would point out technology’s possibilities to overcome for example racism, sexism and other … Continue reading

Visionaries of the future: Isaac Asimov

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Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was aware of the risks of technology, but always celebrated the possibilities of science. He reinvented the way we see robots: instead of a threat to humankind, Asimov pictured robots as a huge aid to humans. Many see him as the first roboticist, ahead of his time … Continue reading