Category: Ethics

Ethics - IT - Family

Minecraft – the Lego of today?

I can not shake my generation’s gut feeling of digital media being a poor choice for child entertainment / play. I grew up with hours of building Lego cities, spaceships and creating fantasy worlds of heros, villans and village idiots. It was considered a suitable hobby. Fostered creative building, engineering skills and had enough degrees…
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November 3, 2019 0

The Crystal Metaphor

Do you have children? Here is a small metaphor for them about character, virtues and the path of becoming a good person. A fine crystal is like a wonderful person. A fine crystal has a clear shape, sharp corners and a fine contour – a wonderful person has unshakable principles, integrity and knows what he/she…
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January 10, 2019 0

A story of two survivors

Objective and emotionally distant news is important. But it also reduces people to numbers and that can be dangerous. This TED talk is great because it takes the numbers we all know and gives them back their faces. It’s the story of Doaa and it is really worth seeing. It changed my relationship to those…
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January 15, 2018 0

Artists and the Internet

  The internet is great (mostly for those adorable kitten videos) but it also has several flaws of which I’d like to address a specific one in this post. The difficulty for artists to actually make a living online. [epic background music] We’re in the dawn of automation and artificial intelligence. It will take a…
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December 10, 2017 0

My broken Care-o-Meter

The Problem  Humans, Emotions and Scale Emotionally, humans have a hard time handling large numbers. Examples: The universe ist huge. There are more stars than there are grains of sand on all the beaches of earth (check youtube). And yet there are more atoms in one grain of sand than there are stars in the…
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November 19, 2017 3

Offspring loyalty vow

  This idea might seem a little odd or even bizarre to some of you. It has helped me though, so please bear with me…   Background I love the tradition and culture of marriage. I believe that stable families are the basis of a robust society and that the strong bond between partners is…
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November 8, 2017 0

Collective Perception

I’ve been exploring an idea (on the toilet and under the shower) for more than a year now (don’t ask me about our last water bill). This is my simple chain of logic. Try to follow it, even if there is plenty of untold to the left and the right: There is a lot of…
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October 3, 2017 2

Are you rich?

  Ever wondered how rich you are in comparison to the average person? If not, hopefully now you do! I believe it is quite important to know ones own position since (especially us germans) complain a lot about subjectively important but objectively negligible issues. Check out these beautiful sites! They are wonderfully designed, informative and it requires…
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September 10, 2017 0

Organ donor

  In most countries, including the United States and Germany, organs are only donated if the person has agreed on it before death. Think about it. The required form/registration is completed within five minutes and could mean years of quality life for multiple people (saving up to eight people and improving the quality of life for…
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September 5, 2017 0