Technology

My Expats World | Gen Z is troubled by phone boredom

Generation Z is also known as the iGeneration, which has started using the internet since a young age. This makes them proficient users of current technology and social media.   Even though teens have a full access to the technology today, they claim they feel very bored by it.  A new type of boredom  This case may sound a bit strange since we have lost those moments of daydreaming. In fact, it is quite difficult nowadays to be bored when our phone can entertain us while having free moments: Facebook, emails, Candy Crush Saga, etc. However, today’s teenagers are still feeling bored, which creates a new type of boredom: phone bored.  Many of these teens and tweens are growing up with 4G internet, laptops, and social media. Well, basically with everything that earlier generations started to ...

9 of the most relevant etiquette norms of 21st century

Etiquette standards have changed a lot during last 20 years. Things that were normal for our parents and grandparents, like sending letters via mail or calling via a land line, in this digital age are used much less often. Earlier generations didn’t need to be worried about texting, mailing rules or dating app protocol. Well, pretty much everything used to be done face to face before. However, our environment progresses and keeps up with the latest innovations. For this reason, there exists a vague understanding about current etiquette norms and acceptable behaviors. Thus, this article should help you get a clue  as to what is acceptable and what is not in terms of technology, work and relationships. 1.    No phone on the table during a meal Keeping your phone on the table in most cases is...

Eastern vs Western Medicine

The controversial discussion about two main medical fields, Eastern and Western, is trying to answer which method is superior. There are many opinions of what is better, but before making any further judgments, let’s have a deeper look at their differences. In short, the main difference comes from short-term versus long-term action planning. Western medicine is driven by science and is criticized for its “one size fits all” approach: in most cases patients with certain symptoms are treated alike. Meanwhile, Eastern medicine focuses on individual cases considering the bond between mind, body and spirit. Western medicine Western medicine aims its attention at physical systems and body functions. Doctors are used to emphasizing a specific part of the body, which gets damaged. Accordingly, Wes...

Are the Swiss eating less chocolate?

The Swiss chocolate industry counts 190,731 tons of the treat sold at home and abroad last year. However, the domestic consumption has fallen for the  third year in a row. Meanwhile, exports have been rising since 2012. Does it mean the Swiss started eating less chocolate? 1 bar of chocolate every one and a half days Even though, Aztecs are considered as the ancestors of chocolate, in the modern world Switzerland is widely known to be a chocolate country.   It all started when Francois-Louis Cailler opened a chocolate factory in Corsier near Vevey in 1819. Additionally, the man also founded “Cailler chocolate”, the oldest local brand still in existence.  Since this sweet relationship has lasted almost 200 years, it is not surprising that the average Swiss person eats 240 bars per year. Thi...

How work will look like in 2100?

One thing is obvious, it will look totally different than today. The workplace progressed unrecognizably in the last 100, 50 and even 10 years. And it keeps changing accordingly. According to the futurists who share their predictions about the future, it will be totally different why, where, when, and how we work. The fundamentals of work It is foreseen that automation will eliminate the leftovers of the industrial revolution like standardized working hours and traditional hierarchies. It will be more similar to pre-industrial working conditions with community-oriented work structures.  The replacement of the human labor force Constant progress will make technology more complex and affordable. Eventually, it will lead to labor market changes: the human force will be replaced by robotics. T...

Internet censorship in China

Internet in China is strictly controlled by many laws and administrative regulations. It is the most extensive and advanced online censorship operation in the world. More than sixty Internet regulations have been created by the government of China, which have been implemented by provincial branches of state-owned ISPs, companies, and organizations. The governmental authorities of China block access to selected foreign websites and slow down cross-border internet traffic, also monitors individual activity of users. Moreover, it limits the access of foreign international tools and mobile apps; and requires overseas companies to accustom to the indigenous regulations. For this reason, this phenomenon has a worldwide famous nickname “The Great Firewall of China”. (Wikipedia) The Gr...

AI in the Healthcare Industry

Artificial Intelligence is shaping healthcare industry for the better. Many medicine related startups implement AI in their working process to find better solutions. Which means the latest technology will help to diagnose simple and complicated diseases in the very early stages and cure them. The algorithm can recognise illnesses Cloud DX is a startup that changes the game in Toronto. Besides other healthcare related achievements in technology, the company is focused on AI to recognise the difference between cough sounds. 1,500 healthy and 750 sick people coughs were recorded in order the software could identify the difference of tuberculosis, pneumonia, upper respiratory infection and bronchitis. According to the CEO, Robert Kaul, “It’s all about making the algorithm smarter than the doct...

Future: no headaches of finding a parking spot

Each driver knows that miserable sensation when circling the block for the third time in a row and passionately praying for someone to leave. In most cases, finding a parking place is an odyssey nowadays, especially living in busy neighborhoods. Statistics It is counted that 30 percent of the traffic is people looking for a spot to park. And it seems things will not become easier in the future either. According to the study made by the research house Bernstein, in 2015 there were 1.1 billion of cars globally. The study reveals that the number of cars in 2025 should reach 1.5 billion. Meanwhile, the expected growth for 2040 is double – 2.0 billion of cars worldwide. The western world can breathe easier, experts claim that “most of the transport growth to happen in emerging markets like Chin...

Electric Cars Are Twice as Cheap to Owning A Gas Vehicle

To purchase an electric car can generally be more expensive than to buy a conventional vehicle. The world’s best-selling EV, the Nissan Leaf, is about $30,000 in the U.S., excluding the federal tax credit for new EVs, worth $7,500. Generally speaking electric cars are twice as cheap to owning a gas vehicle. Over 2 times lower to run Electric vehicles (or EV’s) in many cases are dramatically cheaper to run, on average 2.3 times lower than gasoline vehicles. Numbers can vary a lot state to state depending on electricity costs. The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute prepared this analysis. Figures are based on average electricity and gasoline prices in all 50 states at the end of 2017. In addition, the average fuel economy and electricity consumption of conventional an...

5 Challenges Facing Mobility Managers in 2018

Mobility is a necessary part of running a business, from offering better customer support to making employees happier and more productive. Mobile devices improve the way your employees interact with each other, and you’re able to produce an environment where those employees are better equipped to help out customers no matter where they are. Enterprise mobility seems like a no-brainer, but there are several challenges facing mobility managers, and it all starts with understanding how people use these mobile devices and how to go about implementing them. Since mobility in the workplace is still a new concept, there’s no standardized way to go about making your employees more mobile. Sure, you want to allow your employees to work from anywhere, but every individual has their own idea of what ...

What Skills Do New Graduates Lack?

Most of graduates do believe that they are ready to hit the job market. But hiring managers have other opinion. In most cases they acknowledge the gap between old-timers and fresh blood in the job market. Especially when things turn to perception of business culture and work-life balance. The latest report from PayScale shows that 87% of recent higher education institution graduates feel well prepared to hit the ground running once having their diplomas in the hands. Meanwhile, only half of hiring managers feels confident to give a chance to babe in arms. Unfortunately, the numbers reveal a challenging situation. People, who graduated in 2016 were too optimistic about future perspectives in finding a study field related job vacancy. 51 percent of those, who graduated two years ago, were an...

How did the Cruise Industry Reach its Prosperity?

If you still think that cruise holidays are only for seniors, you are wrong. In comparison with the old-fashioned style, nowadays cruise ships remind us of floating cities with high-quality entertainment and services. The current situation The cruise industry changed a lot. Nowadays it doesn’t sound like a pensioners’ thing anymore. And the Symphony of the Seas is living proof – it is the largest passenger ship ever to be constructed. In addition, some current large cruise ships contain skydiving simulators, go-karting, bumper cars and ice bars, provide top-quality food services that meet land standards. Millennials and Chinese tourists have dramatically increased the number of guests on board: in the last year there were over 25 million people. As the numbers reveal, many passengers are k...