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Scooter sharing (Lime) has recently started in Lisbon, Portugal – and is widely popular. Germany is just about to legalize the scooter – with many (potent) players waiting at the gates to flood the market and secure their claim. For investors, it is the latest Eldorado and serious money is being thrown at anyone waving a hand yelling “start-up, scooter-sharing”. And still… hardly anyone talks about the risks for the user. These little zippers go flat out as fast as I can go on my mountainbike – on 20cm toy wheels, without proper brakes and with (mostly) untrained, office type people 😉 at the handlebars. Who is going to carry the costs for the treatment of the victims…? Is it going into the same direction as it did with e-bikes? (senior citizens became an item in accident statistics: Google “e-bike accidents statistics”) Who is going to design and manufacture an e-scooter that is state of the art 2018 technology – and not a just (fast) toy? I think more investments should go into the manufacturing side of this business – rather than the into the sharing companies, who just buy in bulk from China…
So many questions… (Boeing) – Will there be a criminal investigation? Now that there are hundreds of people dead, families destroyed and everyone worried about air-travel? – have the cost savings and “cutting corners” been driven by greed or incompetence? – did the Boeing CEO really pocket a $30 million salary last year? – are the crashes caused by design flaws of the Boeing 737 Max? – is the over 40 years old design of the airframe up for today’s tasks? – have the pilots been trained sufficiently and are there simulators available for this aircraft? – Why did it take a 2nd crash for the world to wake up?- Who will ever (voluntarily…) enter a Boeing aircraft again?
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The 2019 version of creating / managing the sheep… “Another brick in the wall” – 2.0
Often, when I take the metro or the bus, I am watching people. 90% of those I see there have their eyes glued to their smartphone – independent from age, style or type. Sometime I position myself so I can see the screen and study what fascinates them so much, what makes them hectically flick their fingers over the the screen. Sometimes it is news, sometimes it is games but most often it is social media. There are the teenagers (whom are naturally drawn to social media), but often I also see “older people” (retirement age…) or bankers doing the same. Exhausted factory (or register in the super market) – workers find solace in gaming and the typical family mother or father manage their “gang” via whatsapp.
The reason why I am starting this post is that I do not like how aforementioned smartphone use is changing societies. I am somewhat “tech-savvy” and am actually a heavy smartphone user. But I come from a time when we considered ourselves lucky to have a fixed line phone and we did not know mobiles yet. When the mobiles started to pop-up, there were the so-called “posers” who would actively use and show off their mobiles in convertibles, street cafes, the metro etc. and it was just hilarious. And then there were those, who were “always on”: always reachable and never off line. At some point people started complaining about who mobiles were changing their lives and draining their energy – sometimes leading to burn-outs. What they seemed to forget was the fact that mobiles had an “Off-Button” and that it is the same principle as with guns (guns do not kill people, people do….).
At some point during that time I realised it for myself and started to turn off the phone, use the “airline mode” or simply do not answer calls – especially when I am in conversation.
Which leads me to today… I know people, who`s whatsapp is constantly humming every few minutes. And during a conversation with you, they will not only glance / check the display to see what important news they might be missing – no, many will actually even respond. And now it gets funny: Those people will get VERY nervous, when you are in conversation with them, your phone starts humming… – and … you would not even look at the phone! … and instead continue the conversation. Some would even pause and question “are you not going to get this?
No, I will not. Because the conversation with you is more important. And the beauty of short messages (wahtsapp, sms, even email etc) is that you can think about your response and reply at your own pace…
I am not really knowing yet where this thought is going, but stay tuned: I will definitely take a look at my own smartphone use… 😉
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CeBIT is history. Many are shocked, some are relieved… some write a comment or an article and some share a photo. But has anyone seen a story yet about the EPIC experience it was to attend the show? The ginormous logistical-, financial- and team-effort it was? The “Heaven & Hell” in Hannover, that everyone had to go through: wild parties at night and top performance the next morning – no apology accepted? The travel to HANNOVER. And the weather! And the consumers, sometimes called “bag-rats” – Beutelratten), who made the corporate presenter feel like a rockstar on stage. What a rush it was. I still hope someone is writing up a good story about this side of the CeBIT. R.I.P.
“Like cell phones, and just as annoying, politics are everywhere. Being branded a racist in today’s public forum is like being accused of communism in the ’50s, Whether it’s a possibly offensive remark made in a private phone call or the indelicate treatment of a minority who sells drugs to children, the entertainment industry, formerly known as the news, needs villains.”
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