Technology

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Game Changers and Megatrends

The globalized world generates global trends. Groundbreaking inventions, discoveries, and personalities are drivers of disruptive change. Some of these are transformational: they are about to change entire industries.

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3D Printers Will Reshape the World

3D printers are able to turn a three-dimensional, digital model into a real object without much hassle. The impact of this innovation will reshape the global supply chains.

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Social Media and the Consensus Trap

Social networks have been hyped for some time now as the Next Big Thing in the IT industry. While some of their advantages are obvious, it is important to consider that their not-so-obvious side effects might have far-reaching, questionable consequences.

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The Future Belongs to Systems Engineering

The German economy is doing surprisingly well. A number of macroeconomic reasons can be used to explain this phenomenon. But the most important explanation is the consequent focus of German industry on high-value, complex systems engineering.

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The Excel Trap

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. – Abraham H. Maslow