Radio piece for German public radio (Deutschlandfunk) about the 'time well spent' movement, the war for attention, what (social) media consumption does to our brains, and how a 'digital detox' might help to escape the permanent seductions of social media.
I visited an 'anchor center' in Schweinfurt, Bavaria to talk to asylum seekers from Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Somalia — countries with a low 'protection rate'. Most of them thus don't have good chances of staying in Germany, regardless of the personal suffering many of them have endured to make it to Europe.
How dangerous is AI's exponential growth? Is any job immune to automation? I spoke to technologists and historians to better understand some of the technological and societal upheavals humanity is facing.
“There’s a diversity of talent from around the world coming to Vietnam because of all this excitement and because it’s easy to bootstrap stuff here."
63-page report in German about Vietnam's economic rise. I spent 3 months on the ground in Vietnam conducting 70+ interviews thanks to the Heinz-Kühn-Foundation.
Awash with cash, Asian providers are fighting for market share in Europe with large fleets of free-floating bicycles. In this price battle for supremacy, is monetizing data the only way to profitability?
When Michael M. Richardson walked into a Tallinn police station in December of 2014, he felt somewhat apprehensive. Only knowing Estonia from old movies, the 58-year-old American entrepreneur had a few stereotypes about the former Soviet republic...
Follow-up story to my scoop about the termination of Yemeni's bank accounts.
How leader of the women's movement plan to sustain the energy over the next four years.
4-minute radio for German public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk.