Via Flipboard I read an article “Why we speak” from Mark Pagel writing for the The Atlantic on the crucial role of language in our ability to trade. It offers [...]
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 [...]
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!
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.
...you could miss the major contribution of bitcoin as it presses us to reassess the way we have been doing things for years where all those little and some bigger inconveniences build into the current payment industry have to be discussed again and seen for the real merit they have.
„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.
Many years ago in a contribution to a corporate strategy I postulated payments should be redefined to the “transfer of property rights”. At that time smart metering for utilities and [...]
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 [...]
Often antitrust is connected to behaviour in the disadvantage of competitors – and hence the dis-economies this brings for consumers – we should have a wider perspective at the (potential) negative impact companies have on society. Slowly but surely we should start looking at the disadvantages to society’s ability to collaborate as well.
(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 [...]
(4 minutes reading time) Basically we only know a few things about Clinkle. Firstly it is a payments start-up based in San-Francisco promising “something that’s fundamentally different from everything else [...]
(3 min. read) The oldest post on Red Planet Dust is dated Februari 6, 2013. This post will constitute the 125th in a very divers row, just 3 weeks shy [...]
(5 minutes reading) In my previous RPD-posting I suggested my readers to read Evolution's Other Narrative by Bradford Harris published in the The American Scientist. While the article is aiming [...]
(2 min. read) With the start of the new year it is my intention, no my vow, to publish "Collaborability; a theory of human collaboration" as a free eBook this [...]
Wikipedia: “Interoperability is the ability of diverse systems and organizations to work together (inter-operate). While the term was initially defined for information technology or systems engineering services to allow for [...]
The inquiry into “Collaborability” is about creating a theory on human collaboration. Humans predominantly collaborate with tools involved. We are not the only species to use tools but we have [...]
With this regularly returning blog-post I list the articles used in Red Planet Dust posts (non this episode) and cross publish articles I have flipped at Flipboard for your enjoyment: [...]
Although I have made a lot of progress the last two weeks I regrettably have to report that my document "Collaborability: a theory of human collaboration" is still not ready [...]