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“We need to change, pursue new paths

“Next Exit: The Future” is the title which the renowned science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar selected for his new book in which he analyzes the transformation of diverse spheres of life. Inseparably linked to all of them is technology. In an interview, Ranga Yogeshwar answers the most pressing questions.

by Kay Dohnke  April 2018

The interviewee

Ranga Yogeshwar is a “native speaker” of several languages. In his childhood days, his mother spoke Luxembourgish with him and his father English and Tamil, his teacher Hindi, their housekeeper Kannada and their gardener Malayalam. Later, he learned to speak French and German as well. Asking the man in his late fifties with a degree in physics about his national identity is another complex question: Does he feel more like an Indian, a Luxembourger or a German? Above all, he says, he feels like Ranga Yogeshwar.  A question of much greater relevance to him, though, is the one about his personal “operating system”: the Age of Enlightenment and the German Constitution. In 1986, after the Chernobyl disaster, Yogeshwar made his debut on camera as a technology explainer. Coming from a multicultural background, he was a rare exception among German TV presenters back then. Fortunately, times have changed in this respect.

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