26 06, 2015

Language as a “social technology”

2016-11-16T10:46:28+00:00June 26th, 2015|Categories: Collaborability, Collaboration Mechanisms, Language, Marketplaces, Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Via Flipboard I read an article “Why we speak” from Mark Pagel writing for the The Atlantic on the crucial role of language in our ability to trade. It offers [...]

19 02, 2015

“Collective learning” fits collaborability nicely

2016-11-16T10:46:30+00:00February 19th, 2015|Categories: Adaptability, Collaborability, Collaboration Mechanisms, Evolution, Human Abilities, Language, Mega Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

I have been very quiet as of late on my pet subject “collaborability”, unfortunately. The subject asks for a serious amount of prolonged and heightened concentration to get back into [...]

28 05, 2014

Tearing down the tower of Babel

2016-11-16T10:46:33+00:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Collaborability, Human Abilities, Individuals, Language|Tags: |

I have always wondered when the moment would come that I could pick up a phone and speak in my mother-tongue that would instantly translate into Mandarin Chinese while emulating my own voice and vice versa! Microsoft demoed a Skype call translating a conversation form German to English and back in real time.

26 02, 2014

Wolfram Language introduced by Stephen himself

2015-02-04T08:39:38+00:00February 26th, 2014|Categories: Collaborability, Language, Standardisation|Tags: , , |

Wolfram language, as the engine/lanquage driving WolframAlpha, has become a very powerful coding environment indeed. It is not available yet but the introduction by Stephen Wolfram is mouth watering... I [...]

8 07, 2013

Interoperability is to tools as what collaborability is to humans (sort of)

2015-02-04T08:39:40+00:00July 8th, 2013|Categories: Collaborability, Collaboration Mechanisms, Language, Marketplaces, Payments, Standardisation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Wikipedia: “Interoperability is the ability of diverse systems and organizations to work together (inter-operate). While the term was initially defined for information technology or systems engineering services to allow for [...]

7 06, 2013

Destructing the tower of Babel

2016-11-16T10:46:43+00:00June 7th, 2013|Categories: Collaborability, Collaboration Mechanisms, Language|Tags: , , , |

Languages are key to collaborate. It is therefor listed as a "Collaborability Mechanism" in my collaborability model. The ability to speak/understand multiple languages is increasing the ability to collaborate. For [...]