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What a hell of a year, in the most literal sense of the word! I guess (almost) nobody expected at the beginning of the year how it would turn out, and all the challenges that all of us would have to face. And I guess most of us are looking forward to 2021 to reboot and leave all of this behind.

But let us stop here for a second. Take a minute to reflect. The challenges we faced forced us to find solutions to new problems and we have grown along the way. In these articles I want to take…


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What a hell of a year, in the most literal sense of the word! I guess (almost) nobody expected at the beginning of the year how it would turn out, and all the challenges that all of us would have to face. And I guess most of us are looking forward to 2021 to reboot and leave all of this behind.

But let us stop here for a second. Take a minute to reflect. The challenges we faced forced us to find solutions to new problems and we have grown along the way. In these articles I want to take…


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What a hell of a year, in the most literal sense of the word! I guess (almost) nobody expected at the beginning of the year how it would turn out, and all the challenges that all of us would have to face. And I guess most of us are looking forward to 2021 to reboot and leave all of this behind.

But let us stop here for a second. Take a minute to reflect. The challenges we faced forced us to find solutions to new problems and we have grown along the way. In these articles I want to take…


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Education is one of the most important drivers in our society. It allows us to better understand the world around us and opens our eyes for new ideas.

I want to use this article to take a deeper look at the factors that are correlated with higher education. This article is mainly focused on the outcome of a data analysis and not on making assumptions about potential causalities.

So, lets take a closer look at the state of education around the globe. In particular we want to answer the following three questions:

  • How are the years of schooling related to…


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I wasn’t always the best student. Mainly because my desire to learn was foremost driven by curiosity rather than rewards coupled to an extrinsic curriculum. This meant that I did not always follow the provided material in school, but rather used my free time to explore different domains (e.g. programming). Naturally this led to a lot of friction with my teachers and highlighted the lack of flexibility in our education system to me. Before you interrupt me, there are indeed some silver linings on the horizon. …


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We all know about the importance of knowledge and education. But while going through the education system, most of us got the feeling that something is off, that something doesn’t work quite right. In this article I want to take a deeper look at what education actually is, how we can define it and where these feelings come from.

We will structure this into multiple parts. We’ll first look at the definitions of learning and education from the perspectives of psychology and society. This will help us understand which jobs they should actually accomplish. Next we will look at the…


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In this article, we will look at potential technological break-throughs, how likely they are to occur and which impact on the bottom line of the economy they might have. We will do so by creating a definition for the junctures and then looking at different areas (including bio-tech, quantum computing, AI and mobility) where such junctures might occur. For each of these, I will also offer my opinion on how they might influence the economy.

This is a shortened version of the article. The original version is part of a…


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In this article, we will analyze trends and potential junctures in technology and how they might influence the economy and in that regard also the requirements for education. We will do so by analyzing existing trends (including population growth, computational power and workforce), creating a definition for junctures and then looking at different areas (including bio-tech, quantum computing, AI and mobility) where such junctures might occur. For each of these, I will also offer my opinion on how they might influence the economy.

This will be the first part of a longer article series about possible visions for the future…

Felix Geilert

Data Scientist with a research background in AI. I read a lot and like knowledge-exchange. I write about education and technology. Always looking for ideas.

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