WUNDERDING = a German term for something unusual, astonishing.
Three industrial revolutions have already taken place and brought us astonishing things such as steam engines, telegraphs, trains, airplanes, conductor belts and the personal computer.
Compared with our parents’ lives, not a lot has changed in the last 40 years. We still have to drive to work each morning with a car, we work at desks and in the evening we have to take out the rubbish ourselves, before relaxing on the couch and watching a movie.
Even if our lives sometimes seem different, the advances, such as the personal computer, the decoding of the human genome or the interconnected world or merely first ideas of what’s left to come.
A girl that was born in the year 2000, will live in a completely different world when she is 50 years old – maybe comparable to the life of a child was that born in the year 1900 and a world without antibiotics, commercial aircrafts and theory of relativity.
AI, VR, CRISPR, the developments of our time are hidden within these abbreviations.
Looking at the individual ones, these already have the potential to change large areas of our lives.
Together however, these research areas will change our lives in a way that might be hard to comprehend.
We are on the verge to a fourth revolution which will not only consist out of self-driving cars.
It will change the core of our human existence and we will get a new biological, virtual and social “I”, regardless of whether we want it or not.
WUNDERDING will accompany this development and try to make it visible and comprehensible. This will only be possible if we stop looking at the individual developments as individual resorts and stop putting them into categories. WUNDERDINg will start connecting the individual dots to try and paint the overall picture. Our picture will only show fragments, but these fragments are supposed to help us see what is going on.
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