Michael Mack, managing director of the “world’s best theme park”, invites you on an amazing journey into the future. What technological inventions can we expect? Will we soon be living in space? Find out now and join Michael Mack and his exciting guests on this exclusive English-language time travel adventure! This podcast is a MACK One production and is recorded at Studio78 in Europa-Park.
Prof. Patrick Glauner, leading Artificial Intelligence Expert: AI is Mathematics, it works and it is safe
20:58„We in Europe are often driven by fear, in China AI is seen as a huge opportunity“ - Prof. Patrick Glauner is a distinguished expert for artificial Intelligence and professor at the Institute of Technology in Deggendorf. Join podcast host Michael Mack as he talks with one of the world's leading data experts about this groundbreaking technology: „It’s a problem if you have politicians who claim AI as unsafe. A lot of people are scared of AI because of the terminator movies.“ Profoundly shape your view on artificial intelligence and don’t miss this extraordinary conversation about digital transformation within healthcare and the role of ChatGPT. Also, as a mathematics expert, Professor Glauner knows the limits of artificial intelligence: „AI is not a silver bullet.“ -- A MACK One Original Podcast.
Eve Weston, Professor of VR Filmmaking: Storytelling is a Force for positive Change, but Hardware is the Key
36:03"VR provides the opportunity to bring the viewer into the storyworld and even make him a character in the show” - professor Eve Weston is a metaverse expert, storytelling consultant and a genius writer and producer. She teaches screenwriting and VR filmmaking at Chapman University, Los Angeles Film School and Emerson College L.A. and was awarded at CES 2020 for creating and producing the world's first VR Sitcom “BizNest”. Listen to this exciting conversation between podcast host Michael Mack and Eve Weston, talking about the overarching goal to infuse human emotions into the digital universe and utilizing storytelling as a powerful tool for positive change: „Combining cutting edge technology and intelligent storytelling creates the opportunity, not only to just watch the show you love, you can hang out with the characters in the show, it’s like hanging out with your friends”. Eve Westons mega trend for 2024: „People will explore immersive storytelling in the real world“. -- A MACK One Original Podcast.
Thor Pedersen, award-winning Adventurer: Technology can lead to Loneliness, Traveling is Education
33:04“There are two types of really important educations in the world: formal education and education you get from life and travel” - let's start straight away with part 2 of the inspiring conversation between podcast host Michael Mack and adventurer Thor Pedersen. He holds the world record of having traveled to every single country in the world without flying: “In the next years I think people will travel domestically and locally a lot more.“ Learn more about the impact that traveling and meeting people has on our lives and why technology isn't always the best way to connect people. What Thor observed on his travels to all 203 countries: „Everywhere you always see people looking at their phones. We can make ourselves lonely thru technology.“ Jump right in and listen to this very special episode of THE WORLD BEYOND with world traveler Thor Pedersen! -- A MACK One Original Podcast.
Thor Pedersen, award-winning Adventurer: the only Person that have visited every Country in the World without flying
44:51Ten years ago, Thor Pedersen embarked on his epic journey "Once Upon a Saga" with a self-imposed rule to not return to Denmark until his mission was completed: to travel every single country in the world entirely without flying. After visiting his 203rd and final country, the Maldives, he’s back home with a world record in his pocket: “I didn’t leave home thinking that I had a 100 percent success rate of coming back home alive.” Join podcast host Michael Mack as he talks with Thor about the most important learnings from his incredible adventure: „If you want to achieve a goal in life, a key ingredient is never to give up. I had an option of being the man who quit and the man who did it.” Profoundly shape your worldview and don’t miss this extraordinary conversation about a giant adventure, countless cultures and a unique connection to the people of the world! -- A MACK One Original Podcast.
Debi Wong, artistic Director of re:Naissance Opera in Vancouver, BC: groundbreaking new Ideas for immersive Experiences
23:48Debi Wong is an interdisciplinary performance artist who loves to combine sound, text, movement and technology to create contemporary stories. She is the founding artistic director of re:Naissance Opera in Vancouver, BC. While she was a guest during AUREA Award at Europa Park, she spoke to podcast host Michael Mack about the future of opera, performing arts and the impact of technology on this industry: „If someone says ‚that’s not opera to me‘, I know I’ve crossed a line and I should keep going. I wanna feel like I’m playing Zelda when I go to an opera.“ Jump right in and listen to this extraordinary conversation about groundbreaking new ideas for immersive experiences. -- A MACK One Original Podcast.
LIVE PODCAST AUREA Award with Caitlin Krause, Learning Expert at Stanford University: Encoding Experience with Emotion
30:15Get ready for the extraordinary Live Podcast from the AUREA Award at Europa Park in Rust! Podcast host Michael Mack ist taking you on a journey into the future: His very special guest flew straight in from Stanford University: Caitlin Krause. She’s a renowned specialist in VR and AR, an expert for artificial intelligence and a genius mind in creating effective applications of immersive storytelling to executives, fostering creativity and imagination. „What I find exciting about emotion is that every meaningful experience that we have in life is encoded with emotion.“ Jump right in and listen to this very special episode of THE WORLD BEYOND in front of an attentive live audience who will also be part of the conversation with their questions. -- A MACK One Original Podcast.
Marcus Ernst, Project Manager AUREA Award: bringing together the best, celebrating VR & AR, forefront of new technology
16:33Marcus Ernst works for MACK Interactive as project manager for YULLBE, Europa-Park's own location based virtual reality experience. Also, he is the project manager of the AUREA Award: From January 17th to 19th, the brightest minds in immersive tech and XR coming together at Europa Park in Rust to lookout for the most successful companies, people and ideas in the market to award their success, resilience and positive impact. Join podcast host Michael Mack and his guest talking about this years AUREA Award highlights: Who are the secret special guests? How are the winners selected? Who is part of the jury? Find the answers right here. Looking ahead: Next Friday there will be a special edition of THE WORLD BEYOND - tune in to our live podcast directly from the AUREA Award! -- A MACK One Original Podcast.
Best Of 2023: Meet some of the most brillant Minds creating an Future Impact
45:13Every week, Michael Mack welcomes the leading experts, courageous entrepreneurs, professors and future-shaping inventors from various areas of expertise as guest in his podcast. Take an exclusive peek into the future and tune in to Michael Mack's exciting best of 2023 episode: 1 - David Rynearson, Senior Software Programmer and Consultant at "NASA" 2 - Clark Parsons, Founder & CEO "Internet Economy Foundation" 3 - Amy Jupiter, Experience Designer & Former Disney Imagineer 4 - Sir Richard Taylor, 5-time Academy Award-Winner and Founder "Weta Workshop" 5 - Rony Abovitz, visionary entrepreneur and inventor, founder of "MAKO Surgical Corp" and AI company "Magic Leap" 6 - Mate Rimac, founder and innovator, Founder and CEO of "Rimac Automobili", named "The European Elon Musk" 7 - Georg Diez, renowned philosopher, acclaimed journalist, columnist and best selling author 8 - Athena Demos, CEO of multi-award-winning XR-company "Big Rock" 9 - Katharina Schüller, Data & Statistics Expert, Board Member of German "Statistical Society (DStatG)", CEO of "Stat-Up" 10 - Daniel Lamarre, Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board, former CEO of "Cirque du Soleil" 11 - Christian Dawson, Co-Founder "Internet Infrastructure Coalition" 12 - Nils Wollny, CEO & Co-Founder "holoride" 13 - Marc Zachary, former head of Disney Location-Based Experiences, consultant and president of his own company “Experiential Advisors” 14 - Kristie Collins, CEO at "FactFinder" 15 - Cathy Hackl, tech futurist, bestselling author, "Godmother of the Metaverse" Dive deeper and listen to the full episodes! -- A MACK One Original Podcast.
Cathy Hackl, 'Godmother of the Metaverse’: AI powered Evolution, Fight for Wearables and Change in Education (Part 2)
29:57„We’ll see a fight in 2024, a race for wearable AI and these devices“ - let's dive deeper into the world of tomorrow in this second part: Podcast host Michael Mack and his guest Cathy Hackl talking about how fashion, creativity and technology are coming together in 2024. The renowned tech futurist also hopes, that „new technology is used in research and education, because education needs to be changed.“ Another topic of their thrilling conversation is the future of theme parks: „I was at the age of 8 when I was engaged with augmented reality for the very first time: The ghost at 'Haunted Mansion’ at Disney Orlando was sitting right next to me.“ Cathy Hackl’s vision of the future: „In seven years some of us have moved from mobile phone to another device.“ -- A MACK One Original Podcast.
Cathy Hackl, 'Godmother of the Metaverse’: 2024 Year of Visions, Smartphone Killer and Lego Fortnite (Part 1)
26:29“Play video games with your kids, see what they are doing, where they spend their money” - Cathy Hackl is a renowned tech futurist and a bestselling author. Dive in and join podcast host Michael Mack as he gains deeper insights about the metaverse and web 3.0 strategies, NFTs, gaming, virtual fashion and how to extend brands into virtual worlds. Cathy's prediction for 2024: „Technologies like Apple Vision Pro will allow AI to see the world how we see it. It’s the year that we move away from just AI text training into training with images and videos.“ Her super smart source of inspiration: „If you wanna know about the future, ask a kindergarten teacher“. -- A MACK One Original Podcast.