It has long been anticipated that household appliances that communicate with each other and function independently will shape our everyday life in the near future. Even the feasibility of classics of science-fiction literature such as space elevators and brain-computer interfaces are being discussed. Those who want to keep up in this extremely dynamic environment of technological progress need to think outside the box. This applies in particular to a technology company such as ZF. The company is therefore concerned not only with the future of mobility but also deliberately with the further development of society and technology in general.