I have been looking at tradingview.com charts almost hypnotized for the last week, just to see this intriguing pattern developing before my eyes. While the rise of the bitcoin was [...]
What is the essence of a zero-sum game? Wikipedia: A zero-sum game is a mathematical representation of a situation in which each participant's gain or loss of utility is exactly [...]
In principle, you can use Bitcoin to pay for things electronically. Bitcoin turns out to be a clunky, slow, costly, and - due to its volatility - a very uncertain [...]
In just 4 hours Deepmind AI trained it self to play chess, without the use of any chess play libraries and was able to defeat the world champion chess-playing program, Stockfish. [...]
While traveling to Copenhagen yesterday I was presented by the POS-terminals the option to pay my taxis and restaurant bill at the airport in the locale Danish Krona or in [...]
Nice read and reminder that we have other options then to follow the high finance narrative: The siren call for many entrepreneurs isn’t money, it’s freedom. The freedom to chart [...]
Every month ABNAmro organizes “Startup Friday” meetings. I have been attending several of these meet-ups lately. Two months ago it was about “Behavioral Biometrics” which led me to write a [...]
Over time the way visitors have been able to find their way to my blog (redplanetdust.net) has changed profoundly. I have been publishing my blogposts to the LinkedIn timeline as [...]
After updating my tags and looking at some of the sherds of documents littered all over my folders I found two prominent subjects I had been writing about independently from each other numerous times but which never came even close to publishing: Edward Snowdon and Self-Censorship.
It's time for an experiment... The first 3 persons to leave their Bitcoin address will receive the equivalent of €2,50 in Btc (0,0125 Btc at present rate). NB You can do so completely anonymous as I only need your Bitcoin address.
The other day I was wondering if it is possible to create an adequate profile of my own personal identity on the basis of my Blog Index?
(Part IV in a series on biometrics) We can recognize human faces and voices tremendously well. Even then, we regularly are making mistakes or are being deceived by our own [...]
(Part II in a series on behavioral biometrics) On the side of a little inquiry I am making at the moment into the developing concept of “identity in the digital [...]
Snapchat and Square recently announced “Snapcash”. This service enables to exchange money directly between two persons (so called P2P: person to person) right from the Snapchat app prompt line. At [...]
Lately I have not been very productive at Red Planet Dust. Let’s say I was lacking direction. I have started a flotilla of posts over the last months often to [...]
Everywhere, and literally every time I use the facility the employee behind the counter is total stunned that this capability exists and actually operational. Maybe 25% knew the facility was present the others did not even know it existed. If I may use the explanations of counterparts as survey input I have been the first to use it at every location without a flaw since early this year.
While inspecting the roof of our country cottage barn preparing to replace the barge-boards I noticed some severe dry rot at the top. As I liked the perspective I took a picture. I did not realise at the time that I literal had a surprise waiting under my fingertips!
I see kids taking a lot of pictures, and I mean a lot, with their smartphones. A high percentage of these pics are "selfies". I reckon this is just totally [...]
How many countless times have I been explaining to people that shooting video vertically with a smart phone is not a very smart thing to do...
Various themes are combined by Maciej Ceglowski into a thoughtful, though bleak, talk on the development of the commercial internet: "The Internet with a human face" delivered at the Beyond Tellerrand 2014 Conference
Since Moore minted his law on the doubling of processor speed in a given time interval people have been wondering when a computer would equal the power of the human brain. This moment is often referred to as “singularity”. The idea computers will surpass us at moment t= “singularity” is a fallacy.
Human nature and our abilities are intertwined with collaborability. My statements about them are scattered all over Red Planet Dust. I wondered if a consistent image would arise when I would collect my statements.
High-frequency trading makes it apparent that in stock and other financial trading computer decision making is out pacing humans in speed and quality. Three issues spring to mind: (1) The impact of efficiency of markets on collaborability, (2) Our societal relationship with technology and (3) Decision making is shifting from humans to computers.
Search is basic to the Internet and to be considered a utility function. Without „search” no find. "Degraded links" are hurting society as a whole and should be banned.
Walking to the office this morning it struck me that the evolution of (physical) currency in relation to payments could show us the long term development of digital money as well: step by step the currency has been developing until at a certain moment in time the transaction will be done directly between the payer and the payee.