21 02, 2015

Uber and the future of Banks

2016-11-16T10:46:30+00:00February 21st, 2015|Categories: Evolution, Opinion, Society, Technology, Updated posts|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

4 02, 2015

Shamefully missing from my Blog Index: Edward Snowdon

2016-11-16T10:46:30+00:00February 4th, 2015|Categories: Against the tide, Balance Group vs Individual, Society|Tags: , , , |

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.

8 01, 2015

Behavioral biometrics will allow you in and – as a “bonus” – will keep you out

2016-11-16T10:46:31+00:00January 8th, 2015|Categories: Society, Technology|Tags: , |

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 [...]

22 12, 2014

Two totally different meanings of Identity

2016-11-16T10:46:31+00:00December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Balance Group vs Individual, Individuals|Tags: , , , |

(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 [...]

3 06, 2014

A great talk on the development of the commercial internet

2016-11-16T10:46:32+00:00June 3rd, 2014|Categories: Against the tide, Below the surface, Externalities, Interdependency, Mega Trends, Society|Tags: , , , , , |

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

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.

16 04, 2014

My take on human mental (in)abilities

2016-11-16T10:46:36+00:00April 16th, 2014|Categories: Adaptability, Balance Group vs Individual, Collaborability, Decision Making, Human Abilities, Human Nature, Individuals, My take on humans, Psychology, Sociology, Trust|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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.

9 04, 2014

Individuals resist factual information that threatens their defining values

2016-11-16T10:46:36+00:00April 9th, 2014|Categories: Balance Group vs Individual, Collaborability, Government, Human Abilities, Human Nature, Individuals, Psychology, Society, Sociology|Tags: , , , |

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?"

31 03, 2014

Why to worry even more about service throttling by Google then Facebook

2016-11-16T10:46:37+00:00March 31st, 2014|Categories: Balance Group vs Individual, Collaborability, Companies, Externalities, Human Nature, Opinion, Society, Updated posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

23 03, 2014

Value chain analysis: functions, roles and parties (case study)

2016-11-16T10:46:37+00:00March 23rd, 2014|Categories: Business Development, Companies, Question of the day, Strategy|Tags: , , , , , |

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.

17 03, 2014

Evolution of currency predicts path (r)evolution of digital money

2016-11-16T10:46:37+00:00March 17th, 2014|Categories: Bitcoin, Evolution, Government, Human Abilities, Next Payments, Payments, Society, Trust, Updated posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

29 01, 2014

Why do we not stop Google while we still can?

2016-11-16T10:46:40+00:00January 29th, 2014|Categories: Balance Group vs Individual, Externalities, Mega Trends, Society, Updated posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

(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 [...]

22 01, 2014

Contours of the “Utopia Wallet”

2016-11-16T10:46:40+00:00January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Electronic Wallet, Next Payments, Payments, Society|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

(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 [...]

22 01, 2014

Why Bitcoin Matters – NYTimes.com

2016-11-16T10:46:40+00:00January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Bitcoin, Marketplaces, Payments, Society, Trends|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

16 01, 2014

MintChip/Bitcoin: no processor role between payer and payee

2016-11-16T10:46:41+00:00January 16th, 2014|Categories: Bitcoin, Mega Trends, Next Payments, Payments, Society|Tags: , , , , , , |

(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 [...]

21 06, 2013

Sneak peak: “Collaborability: a theory on Human Collaboration”

2016-11-16T10:46:42+00:00June 21st, 2013|Categories: Collaborability, Homo Collaborans, Marketplaces, Society|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

6 03, 2013

Back to the excesses of early industrial age or guided distribution of wealth?

2016-11-16T10:46:53+00:00March 6th, 2013|Categories: Adaptability, Against the tide, Balance Group vs Individual, Below the surface, Competition, Individuals, My take on humans, Society, Trends, Updated posts|Tags: , , , , , |

(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 [...]