What are the necessary and sufficient criteria of a sustainable, non-self-terminating, thriving, anti-fragile world that does obsolete the catastrophic and existential risks that are the cause of suffering, create higher qualities of life?

I’ve recently been listening to one Podcast from Future Thinkers with their special guest Daniel Schmachtenberger. Daniel is a philosopher and a social engineer, he focuses on complex systems, evolution of humanity, and global resource allocation planning and strategy.

Photo by Javier Allegue Barros on Unsplash

In this podcast he made some interesting statements about the future of humanity and how we can move forward in this complex globalised world.
I summed up some of the key takeaways in my simple words and combined it with some personal learnings from the last years.

Thinking in closed-loops

According to Daniel, the world is currently in a self-terminating process…


Set yourself some cycling goals. The road to achieve them is beautiful and fills you with joy and motivation. Seeing yourself constantly growing and improving your fitness definitely adds up to your happiness level.

Last year I fell in love with cycling and being outdoors in the great nature, so for this year I wanted to expand this a little further and now I wanna go for longer bikepacking trips and also do some events.

One of my goals is to accomplish the Carso Trail in Italy / Slovenia in a timespan within 3 days. The trail is 350km / 6500hm long and starts in the midst of June. But the problem is, I have no idea what I’m doing and neither does my friend who is coming with me. …


You wanna ride your first Gran Fondo but don’t know how you should prepare and what you should eat during the ride, here are some tips for you.

Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of being a powerful cyclist. I had to learn this the hard way. On my first Gran Fondo, I bonked pretty hard due to wrong nutrition and it took me hours afterwards to recover. Since then I focused a lot of my time to find the right nutrition strategy for my body. I’m a very skinny guy and really don’t have any fat reserves or what so ever and it seems that I have a strong metaoblism. That means I have to eat constantly, like really really constantly.

Noodle Salad is the shit!

My day usually starts like this:

Getting up in the…


4 Basic Questions you should consider when buying a bike

Spring is around the corner, birds are singing again, the days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising. Now it’s time to get the right bike for your needs.

Gravel Bikes with some bags attached for longer touring.

Let’s get right into it, here are 4 basic questions you should consider (you may also get these questions 1–3 in your local bike shop, so if you’re prepared in advance, it will save some time):

1. Where do I wanna ride?

  • Road / Gravel / Trails

2. What purpose has my bike?

  • Commuting / Road racing / City Cruising / Bikepacking / From A-B as easy as possible

After answering those to question, you can find the right bike type here…


Not only the pandemic has it’s first year anniversary, I also can celebrate my first year of riding my bike seriously. It was a year with up’s and down’s, from celebrating my first 100km ride to totally bonking. In this short article I wanna recap the things that stood out to me over the past year.

1. Training

I live in Salzburg, Austria and we have plenty of mountains around, which means tons of climbing possibilities. But the problem is, if you’re not fit, climbing is not really funny, especially on a gravel bike with a tight gear range. The…


Cycling not only improves your physical fitness it also boosts your mental health and gives you different perspectives on life.

Most people here on medium don’t know me, so here’s a quick introduction: My name is Chris Perkles, I’m 27, live in Austria, Salzburg and as profession I have choosen photography and filmmaking, which is not the perfect job during a pandemic. With all the restricitions we have since March 2020 our branch was hit hard and the steady income wasn’t that steady anymore. But I don’t wanna go to much further here, I rather wanna focus on something beautiful that I discovered in this time: Cycling.

First ride to the lake Wallersee with my bike — shot on iphone.

My friend Max Riese is an ultra-distance athlete and loves to cycle, I…


Eine Kommentar von Katharina Schöppl und Chris Perkles

  1. Einleitung

Seit Anfang des Jahres 2020 dominiert die sogenannte ‚Coronakrise‘ die nationale, als auch internationale Gesellschaft. Es vergeht kaum ein Tag, der keine neuen Schlagzeilen bezüglich der Pandemie in den österreichischen und internationalen Medien mit sich bringt, kaum ein Gespräch in dem nicht über das Virus gesprochen wird, kaum eine Begegnung in der der Virus nicht omnipräsent ist. Die Regierungsmaßnahmen wie der so genannte „Lockdown“, das ständige Tragen von FFP2- Masken, die Wahrung eines ‘Sicherheitsabstands’ von zwei Metern und viele weitere Maßnahmen polarisieren zusätzlich. (vgl. Sozialministerium 2021; vgl. Kurier 2020)

Durch diese…


Communication Student from Salzburg here: Thanks for this awesome insight! I have a question: How did you measure the tonality of the articles? Or what are the criterias for a positive / neutral / negative article?

I assume you used some awesome software to get through this amount of news articles. Would it be possible to scan for media-framing too? Something like „pro-lockdown“ or against? Or in favor of governmental restrictions or not?

Looking forward to your answer. Thanks!


1. Einleitung

Während der Corona Pandemie sind die Internetnutzer vermehrt in den sozialen Netzwerken aktiv. Eine Befragung des deutschen Digitalverbands Bitkom unter 1003 Personen ergab das 75% der Nutzer seit Anbeginn der Pandemie intensiver die sozialen Plattformen wie Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn oder Xing nutzen. (vgl. Horizont o.S., 2020) Fast jeder dritte postet eigene Stories (32 Prozent), 28 Prozent teilen mehrere Beiträge und 18 Prozent posten häufiger Beiträge mit eigenen Inhalten. (vgl. ebd.) Also fast jeder Fünfte nutzt Social Media zur aktiven Selbstdarstellung. Ein Begriff der hier sehr oft zu hören ist: „Influencer“. Influencer sind Personen die ihre Selbstdarstellung in…

Chris Perkles

CEO @ Skyline Medien GmbH, Filmmaker, photographer, communication studies & cycling

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