Tag Archive for: society 2/2016

Living in wise surroundings

The fridge that autonomously recognises when you’re running out of milk and places a fresh order for you is one example of the vision of smart homes. However, it also helps to demonstrate the limitations of the concept: If I am unwell and don’t feel like drinking coffee, the order for milk will still be placed. Gerhard Leitner has explored how to move from “smart homes” to “wise homes”, which are able to give due consideration to the distinctiveness of the individual and her or his respective current situation.

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Ein Selfie als Lebensbeweis

Für Menschen auf der Flucht sind Smartphones das wichtigste Überlebenshilfsmittel. Katja Kaufmann erforschte die konkreten Gründe.

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