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Kina har i al stilhed taget et kvantespring og gennemgår i disse år en vild tech-revolution, som rykker ved magtbalancen i verden og kommer til at påvirke os alle. Kinesiske virksomheder er allerede globalt førende inden for flere af de vigtigste nye teknologier, som droner, solceller, fintech, sociale medier, e-handel og sandsynligvis også kunstig intelligens. Åbenheden og lysten til at afprøve nye teknologier – ansigtsgenkendelse og dronelevering – er stor, og kinesiske virksomheder er ikke underlagt de samme etiske dilemmaer og lovgivningsmæssige begrænsninger, som vi kender i Europa og USA.Hvorfor er det vigtigt for dig? Fordi det er et spørgsmål om tid, før kinesiske teknologiselskaber for alvor begynder at ekspandere uden for Kina, og fordi Kina på mange måder er blevet et vindue til fremtiden – på godt og ondt. En fremtid, hvor man kan betale med sit ansigt, og hvor staten ved hjælp af massiv overvågning uddeler point til borgerne for deres opførsel på de sociale medier og i den fysiske verden.
Projektet er blevet vores dominerende produktionsform, efter at masseproduktionen er outsourcet eller overtaget af robotter.Men projekter forløber sjældent som planlagt. At budgetter og tidsplaner overskrides er mere reglen end undtagelsen - og ikke sjældent bibringer de slet ikke den forventede værdi. Ikke mindst it-verdenen huser en sand kirkegård af kulsejlede projekter, der til sidst må opgives. Tænk Skat...Hvorfor går det sådan? Vi ved det ikke, for vi skynder os videre i stedet for at undersøge hvad der gik galt - og hvad vi kunne lære af det. Mens masseproduktionen har været genstand for undersøgelser og teoridannelse, gælder det ikke projektproduktion. Vi har masser af litteratur om projektledelse. Men ingen teori eller viden(skab) om projektet som produktionsform.Når man betænker at projekter står for halvdelen eller mere af den samlede produktion, er det jo direkte dumt, mener Sven Bertelsen, der selv kan se tilbage på et langt liv med projekter - som projektleder, rådgivende ingeniør, konsulent og førende teoretiker i den internationale lean construction bevægelse. Med den bagage og sin krøllede hjerne har han selv forsøgt at råde bod på miseren.I disse essays fremlægger han de første brikker til en ny teoridannelse om projektets natur og ledelse - et stykke pionérarbejde, der henter sin næring fra så forskellige verdener som hydraulik, kaosteori, kompleksitetsforskningen, de sociale videnskaber - og den amerikanske hær!Vi har grundlæggende ikke forstået projektets sande natur, er hans provokerende tese. Derfor er vi heller ikke i stand til at styre det. Det er selve præmissen - at alt kan planlægges - vi må opgive. Planer holder nemlig aldrig, for deres forudsætninger forandrer sig, endnu mens planen bliver lagt. I stedet må vi vende pyramiden på hovedet og overlade initiativ og ansvar til dem, der har støvlerne på i den levende organisme, projektet dybest set er.
Before there was Steve Jobs, there was Norman Bel Geddes. A ninth-grade dropout who found himself at the center of the worlds of industry, advertising, theater, and even gaming, Bel Geddes designed everything from the first all-weather stadium, to Manhattan's most exclusive nightclub, to Futurama, the prescient 1939 exhibit that envisioned how America would look in the not-too-distant 1960s. In The Man Who Designed the Future, B. A. Szerlip reveals precisely how central Bel Geddes was to the history of American innovation. He presided over a moment in which theater became immersive, function merged with form, and people became consumers. A polymath with humble Midwestern origins, Bel Geddes was a visionary whose career would launch him into social circles with the Algonquin roundtable members, stars of stage and screen, and titans of industry.Light on its feet but absolutely authoritative, this first major biography of Norman Bel Geddes is a must for anyone who wants to know how America came to look the way it did.
Paul Shapiro gives you a front-row seat for the wild story of the race to create and commercialize cleaner, safer, sustainable meatreal meatwithout the animals. From the entrepreneurial visionaries to the scientists' workshops to the big business boardroomsShapiro details that quest for clean meat and other animal products and examines the debate raging around it.Since the dawn of Homo sapiens some quarter million years ago, animals have satiated our species' desire for meat. But with a growing global population and demand for meat, eggs, dairy, leather, and more, raising such massive numbers of farm animals is woefully inefficient and takes an enormous toll on the planet, public health, and certainly the animals themselves. But what if we could have our meat and eat it, too? The next great scientific revolution is underwaydiscovering new ways to create enough food for the world's ever-growing, ever-hungry population. Enter clean meatreal, actual meat grown (or brewed!) from animal cellsas well as other clean foods that ditch animal cells altogether and are simply built from the molecule up. Also called lab-grown meat, cultured meat, or cell-based meat, this race promises promise to bring about another domestication. Whereas our ancestors domesticated wild animals into livestock, today we're beginning to domesticate their cells, leaving the animals out of the equation. From one single cell of a cow, you could feed an entire village. And the story of this coming ';second domestication' is anything but tame.
Acclaimed historian Leslie Berlin's ';deeply researched and dramatic narrative of Silicon Valley's early yearsis a meticulously toldcompelling history' (The New York Times) of the men and women who chased innovation, and ended up changing the world.Troublemakers is the gripping tale of seven exceptional men and women, pioneers of Silicon Valley in the 1970s and early 1980s. Together, they worked across generations, industries, and companies to bring technology from Pentagon offices and university laboratories to the rest of us. In doing so, they changed the world. ';In this vigorous accounta sturdy, skillfully constructed work' (Kirkus Reviews), historian Leslie Berlin introduces the people and stories behind the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, as well as Apple, Atari, Genentech, Xerox PARC, ROLM, ASK, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In the space of only seven years, five major industries—personal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logic—were born. ';There is much to learn from Berlin's account, particularly that Silicon Valley has long provided the backdrop where technology, elite education, institutional capital, and entrepreneurship collide with incredible force' (The Christian Science Monitor). Featured among well-known Silicon Valley innovators are Mike Markkula, the underappreciated chairman of Apple who owned one-third of the company; Bob Taylor, who masterminded the personal computer; software entrepreneur Sandra Kurtzig, the first woman to take a technology company public; Bob Swanson, the cofounder of Genentech; Al Alcorn, the Atari engineer behind the first successful video game; Fawn Alvarez, who rose from the factory line to the executive suite; and Niels Reimers, the Stanford administrator who changed how university innovations reach the public. Together, these troublemakers rewrote the rules and invented the future.
From the ultimate insider - a former General Motors executive and current advisor to the Google Self-Driving Car project - comes the definitive story of the race between Google, Tesla and Uber to create the driverless car. We stand on the brink of a technological revolution. In the near future, most of us will not own automobiles, but will travel instead in driverless electric vehicles summoned at the touch of an app. We will be liberated from driving, so that the time we spend in cars can be put to more productive use. We will prevent more than 90 percent of car crashes, provide freedom of mobility to the elderly and disabled and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Autonomy tells the story of the maverick engineers and computer experts who triggered the revolution. Lawrence Burns long-time adviser to the Google self-driving car project (now Waymo) and former corporate vice president of research, development and planning at General Motors provides the perfectly timed history of how we arrived at this point, in a character-driven and vivid account of the unlikely thinkers who accomplished what billion-dollar automakers never dared. Beginning at a 2004 off-road robot race across the Mojave Desert with a million-dollar purse and continuing up to the current stampede to develop driverless technology, Autonomy is a page-turning chronicle of the past, a diagnosis of the present and a prediction of the future the ultimate guide to understanding the driverless car and to navigating the revolution it has sparked.
Sunsets, beaches and spotty Wi-Fi. Is there more to the digital nomad life? Why are so many professionals ditching their cubicles and routines for remote-working opportunities? Step into the well-travelled shoes of a true digital nomad, minimalist maestro, journalist (and so much more!), Gurgin Bakircioglu and his lovely dog Ronja, to find some answers, and hopefully, a backpack full of new questions.Gurgin Bakircioglu worked for 8 years as a radio and TV host before quitting to follow his true passion. Today, he lives a minimalist life out of his RV and records several podcasts, including "Minimalism on Wheels", "Veganism Är Bror" and Sweden‘s biggest podcast about dogs, "Hundpodden Vår Bästa Vän" (Our Best Friend).We are five Digital Data Strategy students from Hyper Island in Stockholm. Every month we will publish a new episode where we talk about breathtaking subjects with interesting guests.
Der er ikke otte, men milliarder af planeter i Universet, og mange af dem ligger i et lunt smørhul, hvor de potentielt kan huse liv. Den opdagelse er en af de største i den moderne astronomi, og vi er kun lige begyndt at forstå, hvad der egentlig gemmer sig derude i kosmos af bizarre kloder. 'Fjerne kloder' beskriver erkendelsesrejsen, fra Giordano Bruno blev brændt på bålet i år 1600 for sin kætterske idé om uendelig mange planeter – og til konstruktionen af små satellitter, som måske kan besøge de nærmeste af disse exoplaneter og lede efter livstegn på dem. Undervejs møder vi forskerne ved fronten, som kigger hinsides solsystemet og kæmper for at besvare det ultimative spørgsmål: Er vi alene?
Anna Stenberg and Innocent Mugenga join us for the third episode of HyperTalks Season 4 to discuss the future of startups and what it takes to get your brilliant idea the funding it needs! Keep your ears open, aspiring entrepreneurs! Anna Stenberg is an Angel Investor and Founder of Women Executive Search (WES), an executive search company with a mission to innovate and challenge the headhunting industry. She is also aboard member of several startups and an investor with expertise in running large operations as well as dynamic start-ups within the online media, e-commerce, edtech, fintech and talent acquisition arenas.Innocent Mugenga is the Founder of Learnability, which explores the human ability and desire to learn. He is a curious communicator and driven entrepreneur with a diverse professional background which includes everything from scaling a chain of retail stores to implementing communication strategies for leading brands.We are five Digital Data Strategy students from Hyper Island in Stockholm. Every month we will publish a new episode where we talk about breathtaking subjects with interesting guests.
Unterhaltsame Entdeckungsreise in den chinesischen Alltag.China ist in - bei Touristen wie bei Geschäftsleuten. Das bevölkerungsreichste Land der Erde hat indessen die längste ununterbrochene Kulturtradition - und die hält für Langnasen viele Stolperfallen parat. Wer also gute Geschäfte machen oder als Tourist mehr mitnehmen will als oberflächliche Eindrücke, tut gut daran, sich vorab über die Sitten und Gebräuche im Reich der Mitte zu informieren. Der Trierer Sinologe Karl-Heinz Pohl vermittelt hier ein anschauliches Bild von einer ebenso fremden wie spannenden Kultur.Karl-Heinz Pohl wurde 1945 in Saarlouis im Saarland geboren. Er ist Sinologe und emetritierter Professor für Sinologie der Universität Trier. Seine Forschungsgebiete sind die chinesische Geistesgeschichte, Ethik und Ästhetik des modernen und vormodernen China, moderne und klassische chinesische Literatur sowie interkulturelle Kommunikation und Dialog zwischen China und dem Westen. Pohls Publikationen betreffen vor allem den Dichter Tao Yuanming, Literatur, Kalligraphie und Malerei in der Qing-Dynastie, die moderne chinesische Lyrik der 80er Jahre und den Konfuzianismus.
In this episode of HyperTalks we shine a light on Diversity, Equityand Inclusion in the Creative and Tech Industry. Together with change-maker Kat Gabrielle, coming straight from some of NYC‘s leading agencies, we will take you through the future of work, what it needs and what you need to lead the change. Kat is the CEO & Co-Founder of 2050Work - a diversity jobs site that connects people of color to opportunities in creative and tech. She has a background in Human Resources and Operations at NYC‘s leading creative agencies and writes frequently on the topics of intersectionality, diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Her personal and professional mission is to ensure that underrepresented groups are no longer underrepresented in innovative industries and empowers professional leaders through her work as an organizational change consultant. Hosts: Nitin George & Linn JanssonWe are five Digital Data Strategy students from Hyper Island in Stockholm. Every month we will publish a new episode where we talk about breathtaking subjects with interesting guests.
For the first episode of HyperTalks Season 4, we are joined by learningdesigners, Åsa Höistad Jonsgården and Nina Sandström in the studio.Through their work, they foster group dynamic and leadership skills in ourrapidly evolving industry. As diverse, creative, team oriented environmentslead to productivity and employee motivation, it‘s more important than everfor companies to invest in their team development.Hosts: Linn Jansson and Ku Adofo-MensahWe are five Digital Data Strategy students from Hyper Island in Stockholm. Every month we will publish a new episode where we talk about breathtaking subjects with interesting guests.
Wie und warum verrät uns die Laus, seit wann der Mensch Kleidung trägt? Wie lassen sich die komplizierten Familienverhältnisse bei den ägyptischen Pharaonen klären? Und stammen wir heutigen Menschen nun vom Neandertaler ab oder nicht? Die Antwort liegt in den Genen - sie verraten nicht nur, wie der Mensch entstand, sondern auch, wie er die Erde besiedelte und sie sich untertan machte. Ja, sogar prähistorische Mordfälle geraten ins Visier der Genetiker: So wirft etwa die molekularbiologische Untersuchung von Ötzis Mageninhalt neues Licht auf die tödliche Begegnung zweier Steinzeitmenschen an einem Sommertag vor über 5000 Jahren ... Das Hörbuch erzählt von sensationellen Ergebnissen gentechnologischer Analysen, berichtet aber auch von Hoffnungen und Spekulationen, von Sternstunden und Irrwegen einzelner Forscher auf ihrer ständigen Suche nach neuen Erkenntnissen.
The fascinating story of how NASA sent humans to explore outer space, told through a treasure trove of historical documents--publishing in celebration of NASA's 60th anniversary and with a foreword by Bill Nye"e;An extremely useful and thought provoking documentary journey through the maze of space history. There is no wiseror more experiencednavigator through the twists and turns and ups and downs than John Logsdon."e;-James Hansen,New York Timesbestselling author ofFirst Man, now a feature film starring Ryan Gosling and Claire FoyAmong all the technological accomplishments of the last century, none has captured our imagination more deeply than the movement of humans into outer space. From Sputnik to SpaceX, the story of that journey--including the inside history of our voyages to the moon depicted in First Man--is told as never before in The Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration. Renowned space historian John Logsdon traces the greatest moments in human spaceflight by weaving together essential, fascinating documents from NASA's history with his expert narrative guidance. Beginning with rocket genius Wernher von Braun's vision for voyaging to Mars, and closing with Elon Musk's contemporary plan to get there, this volume traces major events like the founding of NASA, the first American astronauts in space, the Apollo moon landings, the Challenger disaster, the daring Hubble Telescope repairs, and more. In these pages, we such gems as Eisenhower's reactions to Sputnik, the original NASA astronaut application, John Glenn's reflections on zero gravity, Kennedy's directives to go to the moon, discussions on what Neil Armstrong's first famous first words should be, firsthands accounts of spaceflight, and so much more.
Silicon Valley gets all the credit for digital creativity, but this account of the pre-PC world, when computing meant more than using mature consumer technology, challenges that triumphalism.The invention of the personal computer liberated users from corporate mainframes and brought computing into homes. But throughout the 1960s and 1970s, a diverse group of teachers and students working together on academic computing systems conducted many of the activities we now recognize as personal and social computing. Their networks were centered in New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Illinois, but they connected far-flung users. Joy Rankin draws on detailed records to explore how users exchanged messages, programmed music and poems, fostered communities, and developed computer games like The Oregon Trail. These unsung pioneers helped shape our digital world, just as much as the inventors, garage hobbyists, and eccentric billionaires of Palo Alto.By imagining computing as an interactive commons, the early denizens of the digital realm seeded today's debate about whether the internet should be a public utility and laid the groundwork for the concept of net neutrality. Rankin offers a radical precedent for a more democratic digital culture, and new models for the next generation of activists, educators, coders, and makers.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Liquid by Mark Miodownik. A series of glasses of transparent liquids is in front of you: but which will quench your thirst and which will kill you? And why? Why does one liquid make us drunk, and another power a jumbo jet? Sometimes dangerous, often delightful, and always fascinating, discover the secret lives of liquids, from one of our best-known scientists. From the bestselling author of Stuff Matters comes a fascinating tour of the world of these surprising or sinister substances - the droplets, heartbeats and ocean waves we encounter day-to-day. Structured around a plane journey which sees encounters with water, wine, and oil, among others, Miodownik shows that liquids are agents of death and destruction as well as substances of wonder and fascination. Just as in Stuff Matters his unique brand of scientific storytelling brings them and their mysterious properties alive in a captivating new way, revealing why liquids flow up a tree but down a hill, why oil is sticky, how waves can travel so far, why things dry, how liquids can be crystals, the future of liquid self-healing roads, and how to make the perfect cup of tea. In Liquid Miodownik unlocks the mysterious properties of the slippery, dark, explosive, delicious, and poisonous liquids that Airport Security are rightly worried about and that we have come to rely on.
The introduction of new medicines has dramatically improved the quantity and quality of individual and public health while contributing trillions of dollars to the global economy. In spite of these past successes-and indeed because of them-our ability to deliver new medicines may be quickly coming to an end. Moving from the twentieth century to the present, A Prescription for Change reveals how changing business strategies combined with scientific hubris have altered the way new medicines are discovered, with dire implications for both health and the economy.To explain how we have arrived at this pivotal moment, Michael S. Kinch recounts the history of pharmaceutical and biotechnological advances in the twentieth century, relating stories of the individuals and organizations that ushered in the modern era of translational medicine. He shows that an accelerating cycle of acquisition and downsizing is cannibalizing the very infrastructure that had fostered the introduction of innovative new medicines. As Kinch demonstrates, the dismantling of the pharmaceutical and biotechnological research and development enterprises could also provide opportunities to innovate new models that sustain and expand the introduction of newer and better breakthrough medicines in the years to come.
A timely and important book that explores the societal and ethical implications of artificial intelligence as we approach the cusp of a fourth industrial revolutionGeorge Zarkadakis explores one of humankind's oldest love-hate relationships: our ties with artificial intelligence, or AI. He traces AI's origins in ancient myth, through literary classics like Frankenstein to today's science fiction blockbusters, arguing that a fascination with AI is hardwired into the human psyche. He explains AI's history, technology, and potential; its manifestations in intelligent machines; its connections to neurology and consciousness, as well as-perhaps most tellingly-what AI reveals about us as human beings.In Our Own Image argues that we are on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution-poised to enter the age of artificial intelligence as science fiction becomes science fact. Ultimately, Zarkadakis observes, the fate of AI has profound implications for the future of science and humanity itself.
Presented in a CD format, this work provides information on developing and measuring true Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). It demonstrates that true OEE correlates with factory output, provides a methodology to link OEE with net profits that can be used by reliability managers to build solid business cases for improvement projects, and more.
In the course of our enduring quest for knowledge about ourselves and our universe, we haven't found answers to one of our most fundamental questions: Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? Ten years and billions of dollars in the making, the Mars rover Curiosity is poised to answer this all-important question.Here, Rob Manning, the project's chief engineer, tells of bringing the groundbreaking spacecraft to life. Manning and his team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, tasked with designing a lander many times larger and more complex than any before, faced technical setbacks, fights over inadequate resources, and the challenges of leading an army of brilliant, passionate, and often frustrated experts.Manning's fascinating personal account-which includes information from his exclusive interviews with leading Curiosity scientists-is packed with tales of revolutionary feats of science, technology, and engineering. Listeners experience firsthand the disappointment at encountering persistent technical problems, the agony of near defeat, the sense of victory at finding innovative solutions to these problems, the sheer terror of staking careers and reputations on a lander that couldn't be tested on Earth, and the rush of triumph at its successful touchdown on Mars on August 5, 2012. This is the story of persistence, dedication, and unrelenting curiosity.
In his second in-depth foray into the world of professional cooking, Michael Ruhlman journeys into the heart of the profession. Observing the rigorous Certified Master Chef exam at the Culinary Institute of America, the most influential cooking school in the country, Ruhlman enters the lives and kitchens of rising star Michael Symon and the renowned Thomas Keller of the French Laundry. This fascinating book will satisfy any reader's hunger for knowledge about cooking and food, the secrets of successful chefs, at what point cooking becomes an art form, and more.Like Ruhlman's The Making of a Chef, this is an instant classic in food writing-one of the fastest growing and most popular subjects today.
Highlighting materials research and innovations for a variety of energy systems and technologies, the sections include: Energy and Environmental Issues in Materials; Manufacturing and Processing Materials in Clean Power; Materials for Coal-Based Power; Energy Conversion with Emphasis on SOFC; Gas Turbines; Nuclear Energy; and Oil and Gas.
Findings from The Eighth International Conference on Permafrost with 230 contributions showing the rich diversity of research being conducted. Includes all major scientific, technical and engineering aspects of frozen ground, and planetary processes.
Presents an interactive program for the calculation of thermophysical properties of more than 60 fluid substances (gases and liquids). This software package allows you to calculate up to 35 diagram types for different properties, including the well known h-s, T-s, p-h and p-rho diagrams.