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Attachment theory

The popularity of social network sites (SNSs) has been risen tremendously in the last couple of years. Almost 3.500 billion people use social network sites, such as Facebook, Instagram and so on. That development has drawn the attention to many researchers. However, there is still disagreement whether the effect of social media is positive or negative. In this blog I will write…

Weak AI

The discussion about artificial intelligence (AI) moves between the desire for smart machines that support us in various fields and the angst that we will lose the control one day. I will consider the angst that people elicit when talking about machines. In 2017 two chatbots appeared to be chatting to each other in a not understandable language for human beings. It…

I am addicted to you

I actually wanted to write this blog about a new experience with video games due to a couple of reasons. First, the course will focus on video games for the next weeks and having played video games before might be helpful. Second, I would like to experience the aesthetic elements, especially the social component and see how social interactions differ or if…

It is just a game

I accept the first mistake. I accept the second one as well. But after the third mistake it started. Slightly but noticeable my frustration has increased. I am angry. My tolerance threshold has almost reached the peak. I take a deep breath and breath out. Another try… I failed again. I am exploding inside, and I just want to throw the phone…

Da Vinci robot

In the past many patients suffered from physical complaints after undergoing minimally invasive surgery. The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) reviewed 423 medical-legal cases consisting of minimally invasive surgery, where patients suffered from injuries such as damaged bowels, blood vessels, reproductive organs or nerves. More tragic, in all, 46 people died because of minimal invasive surgeries performed by humans.  However, cutting edge technology has…

Self-driving cars

When I was a child my grandparents used to tell me; one day we don’t need to drive anymore, the car would do the driving for you. Then, I would look at them and would think you get crazier every time I see you.   The first experiments with self-driving cars were done in 1925, when a radio controlled “American Wonder” was travelling…

Can I still be myself in 50 years?

Google never forgets, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the list goes on. All your personal Data is saved; photos that you once downloaded; personal information that you once shared on Facebook, when it was launched. Furthermore, almost every government in Europe placed surveillance cameras in many public areas in their cities to capture the criminal acts or even prevent these acts. In…

The beauty of Instagram

We open it and the sparkle reflects in our eyes. The life seems perfect. We want to absorb the beauty, the endless beauty. We scroll down and what we see, is the seemingly perfect life. Most pictures show friends having fun together and enjoying the moment. Everyone looks happy. They probably all left their phones at home and just focused on the…

Did we unlearn to be bored?

We are not even fully awake and already grasping our phone to check social media. We are immediately turning on the radio or the television to receive the news to be updated. While we are listening to the latest news we have breakfast.When we leave the house, the first thing we do is getting our phone out of the pocket. In the bus…

Syrian Civil war

It is not a secret that many people in Germany are afraid of the refugee flow. They are afraid of refugees taking away their jobs and then eventually the German population as we know it will cease to exist. They are afraid of the Isis who might invade with the refugee flow. They are afraid that the clash of different religions entails…