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Self-driving electric cars that transport passengers to their destination: people can just sit back and relax while AI keeps an eye on the road and obeys the traffic rules. The future of mobility, this week on Shift.
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are important election campaign platforms for German political parties - especially during the pandemic. What strategies are the parties pursuing? A look behind the scenes.
Germany's political parties are using social media more than ever before in their campaigns. Shift examines how the far-right instrumentalizes the platforms, what effect algorithms have, and the threat of disinformation.
Robots harvesting fruit, cows sporting wearables, and drones monitoring crops. Technology has made life easier for famers by producing higher yields and being better for the environment. Smart farming—this week's topic on Shift.
More than 700 million people in sub-Saharan Africa don't have access to the Internet. Not everyone is connected to the digital age yet. Shift meets people who want to bridge the digital divide.
Shift special: Governments used Pegasus to spy on opposition figures and journalists. We take a look at why the software is so dangerous, how it impacts on victims, and at artists bringing public attention to the threat.
No social network is growing faster than TikTok. The video platform is changing the music industry and enabling new forms of political activism. TikTok's influence on pop culture: this week's topic on Shift.
Anyone who doesn't conform to the supposed norm on Instagram and other platforms can quickly become a victim of bodyshaming. How social media influences the way we look at our bodies.
Escaping city traffic with air taxis - will that soon be a reality? SHIFT was invited to a secret Japanese development center, where we spoke to experts. Flying cars: our topic on SHIFT.
German Entrepreneur Fridtjof Detzner meets tech-savvy startup founders in Taiwan, where a monk shows him how Buddha's teachings can be applied to modern technology.
How do we want to live? In Japan, residents are testing out what it's like to live with robots to help them with their jobs, the stress of daily life, and even as emotional partners. Is that a model for the future?
Memes are more than just funny images that are altered and shared on the internet. They create a sense of community, and can even redefine political moments. How memes work globally: this week’s topic on Shift.
On this Shift Special, German bitcoin expert Lina Seiche meets start-up founders in the Philippines. With the aid of blockchain technology, they aim to give people without bank accounts access to the financial system.
Can technology allow us to live forever? With the help of chatbots, holograms and avatars, our personalities can live on after we die. Digital immortality: this week's topic on Shift.
The darknet is seen as a playground for criminals who trade in illegal goods such as drugs or weapons. At the same time, anonymity in the darknet offers politically persecuted people protection from state oppression.
Many of us are almost always online. Both for work and during our downtime. Our digital lifestyles consume a lot of energy. At the same time, some say digital technologies are our best bet for stopping climate change.
Shift Special Smart Homes: Sensors, microphones, and cameras make living conditions more comfortable, but they can also be a gateway for hackers. How easy it is to spy on smart devices and how can you protect yourself?
Data protection authorities around the world are sounding the alarm: the update to WhatsApp's terms and conditions is a dangerous invasion of privacy. What should users do and what alternative messaging apps are there?
Has online hate speech become so toxic that it should be censored? Or does freedom of speech also apply to threats and insults? Hate speech vs. freedom of speech online: a difficult balance. This week’s topic on SHIFT!
Advances in digital optimization have made us smarter and stronger than humanly possible. From opening doors using implanted microchips to exoskeletons for paralyzed people — are we on the path to becoming cyborgs?
The sex industry is increasingly using virtual reality to win over customers. VR porn booths in sex shops are already quite common in many parts of Japan. Could virtual reality change our sex lives?
Digital art is selling for millions - thanks largely to NFTs, which are like authenticity certificates in the blockchain. NFTs create new opportunities for artists, but also copyright issues and high carbon emissions.
Digital nomads travel the world, unpacking their laptops wherever it's nice, so long as there is WiFi. But is the life of internet nomads really as idyllic as it looks on Instagram?
What was once mainly for nerds has blossomed into a multi-billion-dollar market. Esports are booming and inspiring gamers from Asia to Africa. Which possibilities does this scene offer, and what problems does it face?
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