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 [...]

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?"

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 [...]