I have been following a number of companies for a long time, among them the usual suspects: Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon. I have been posting on them also numerous [...]
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 [...]
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.
We, being confined to our physical bodies, can only interact with the virtual world trough our devices. These devices are sensor laden and continuously registering our involuntary behavior in real [...]
(Part III in a series on behavioral biometrics) At the moment I am chewing on the wording and notions used in a booklet I got as a present from a [...]
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
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.
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.
Very read worthy article by VOX's Ezra Klein about Yale Law professor Dan Kahan c.s. doing research to answer "Why isn’t good evidence more effective in resolving political debates?"
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.
A value chain model does not show the real dynamics and tensions in the chain! The trick is to contemplate about the value chain from the functions and roles that are to be taken care off.
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.
(4 minutes reading time, Note by author: this is a highly opinionated post) Some weeks ago Google announced the acquisition of Nest. For those who do not know Nest and [...]
(4 minutes reading time) Picking up the glove I threw in front of myself in my previous post on Clinkle to describe “the contours of the ultimate payment method” I [...]
Sometimes you are made aware of an article very worthwhile (Thank you Henk!). Marc Andreessen (from Andreessen Horowitz) has written a pretty balanced and informative piece on Bitcoin (BTC) via [...]
(3 min. read) Yesterdays post dealt with MintChip, the new Canadian digital currency based on a secure element on a chip to make payments. The novelty of this scheme is [...]
(1 min. read, 21 min. Video) Never followed the South Park franchise. Today I bumped in to episode 1303 (# 3 from 2009) "Margaritavile" though. Not only did I find [...]
Please find below one of the sections of the document “Collaborability: a theory on Human Collaborability” I am working on. Consider it a sneak peak opportunity for all those visitors [...]
The starting point of my inquiry into collaborability is mega trends are influencing the way we collaborate big time. It will also influence the way our economy is structured; hence [...]
(translation 4 march 2014; "Terug naar excessen van vroeg-industriële tijd of naar geleide welvaartsverdeling?") One of the consequences of technological innovation is, not as you might think, the simple service [...]