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Google and the Birth of a Digital God?

A question that not only science fiction lovers should ask is: What future do we want to live in?

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Dining Alone in a Hyper-Competitive World

What can solo dining tell us about the way of life we lead?

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Deconstructing Globalization

The anthropological dimension of why we blame “globalization” for our own, very human lack of proper action and understanding.

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Pakistan: Where China Hits a Wall

Pakistan, an important node in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, is concerned about a neocolonial Chinese effort to extract the country’s resources.

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A New Crisis of Faith

On the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation, faith in the fundamental dogmas of the Western world is again faltering.

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The Future of the EU: Putting Things in Perspective

The European Way has great potential to nudge the world forward.

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NAFTA and WTO: Terminator Trump?

U.S. trade policy under Trump does not reflect a self-confident global power, but a giant caught in a dwarf’s mind.

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Climate Change: Can Today’s Societies Make Big Choices?

Innovations in public decision-making and consensus-building require a richness of participation and inclusion, not just tech tools.

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The Problem With Direct Democracy: The Case of California

Direct democracy is now easier than ever. But raw public input without first improving democratic processes is dangerous.

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Digital Fascism Rising?

Can we still stop a world of technological totalitarianism?

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