Europe's Populism, Europe's Hubris

Europe's Populism, Europe's Hubris

Die Welt

By the old “hard power” metrics, Europe in a “diverse human civilisation” will be weaker. It would not have the institutional authority it possesses today. But by engaging with, not lecturing, the developing world, it can finally erase the divide between the “haves” and the “have-nots”. When Europe stops aligning itself with a “West” at all costs and particularly the United States, the rest of the world will no longer wonder who is included in “we.”

Originally published in German.

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Algorithms are more valued than empathy

Algorithms are more valued than empathy

The Financial Times

Sir, John Thornhill would be right about the creepiness of mapping human machine interactions if he had not overlooked fully half of the dilemma — humans becoming more like machines (“Neurohacking robots blur what it means to be human”, 11 July). It is arguably the greater threat. Robotic pedestrians staring at their smartphones is just the tip of the artificial iceberg.

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