Week #2 in links: Strategy tools, misperceptions, improvised invention, surveillance, space, dreams and antarctica.
Today’s key fact: you are probably wrong about almost everything
This is a bit older, but relevant in the face of #Pegida and #CharlieHebdo: perception of the public and actual numbers are two different things. In fact, people grossly overestimate muslim population, unemployment rates, immigrants. This is important to take note and respond to in public discourse and policymaking.
How communism turned Cuba into an island of hackers and DIY engineers
Improvisation is the mother of invention. Check out the photo essay: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/bizarre-brilliant-useful-inventions-cuban-diy-engineers/
Wehrhaft gegen Twitter, wehrlos gegen Kugeln
Surveillance works against Twitter, not bullets. German commentary in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung which sums up coherently that all indiscriminate surveillance failed to catch the culprits of last week’s attacks and – even worse – despite they were known extremists. Surveillance will not make us safe – all evidence points to the contrary.
If the moon were one pixel..
Great website illustrating the vastness and emptiness of space.
Documentary: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
After watching Myazaki’s final movie „The Wind Rises“ over the holidays I look forward to this: a glimpse behind the doors of Studio Ghibli. Interestingly, it shows more of disciplined hard work than creative mischief. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ0QdgnYfwk