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 [...]
Darwinian Evolution is popularly seen as a relentless and continuous struggle between individuals and between species. Competing for scarce resources, at the expense of others, is regarded as the eternal [...]
Sexual reproduction creates new individuals that are all slightly different from each other allowing for the adaptation and resilience of the species to changing circumstances. Imperative to sexual reproduction is [...]
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. [...]
Over the last two decades we have seen accelerating proliferation of electronic interchanges between the primary partners in transactional value chains. Initially these Electronic Data Interchanges (EDI) as they were [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The term "Disruption" is used often, as it is embedded in our contemporary vocabulary of fancy and popular management speak. It has a way of using broad terminology without being [...]
Over the past few years one of the questions popping up regularly in conversations with clients and prospects at banks and processors all over Europe was: “is there a real [...]
(Part VI in a series on Behavioral Biometrics) We can witness a strong surge in the ability of our tools and devices and the software powering them to authenticate a [...]
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!
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 merely have been investigating the mechanisms at work that enable us to collaborate - and allowing us to cater for increased complexity and efficiency in our collaborations - and now suddenly I found myself taking a moral utilitarian position! What the hack!
Our technological means change, but our aims stay mostly the same. Muse playing like a theramin is a pars pro toto. Figuratively speaking we keep on playing the same music with the same refrains but with different instruments. In this case literally.
By clicking a link in a interesting article by Techcrunch I stumbled upon "Our Comrade The Electron" - Webstock Conference Talk by Maciej Ceglowski. Excellent presentation, intriguing narrative and great observations on our relation with technology.
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.
„Is technology governing us or are we governing technology?” GalleryAdaptability, Balance Group vs Individual, Circumstances, Collaborability, Decision Making, Evolution, Homo Collaborans, Human Abilities, Mega Trends, Question of the day
„Is our political system capable of managing rapid technological change?” When pressed I would be tempted to answer the question with a resounding YES! for I see abundant evidence around me we have done so very successfully. Actually it is one of the core abilities we humans have to adapt to changing conditions.
Whether you think in terms of “ the creation of a world of plenty” or “the disappearance of the middle class” in both scenarios the distribution of the wealth available will have to be dealt with politically.
If the demo of pCell is anything to go by this is pretty disruptive technology for mobile cellular networks. Via Daring Fireball: Update 25 March 2014: via ReadWrite.com: "5 Things [...]
Our societies and economies are impacted heavily by technological change, they always have been. While some technologies - like the bitcoin protocol - allow for smaller economic actors to be relatively more economically viable then before other developments go in different directions.
Question of the day (III) Let’s be honest; if a long time senior payments professional asks the title question after you have spend an hour explaining the significance of the [...]
(1 minute reading time + 15+ minutes external article) As with Marc Andreessen's article "Why bitcoin matters" from three weeks ago I can recommend an other landmark article on crypto [...]
(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 [...]
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 [...]