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 [...]

19 12, 2014

The sliding scale of physical and behavioral “fingerprints”

2016-11-16T10:46:31+00:00December 19th, 2014|Categories: Against the tide, Balance Group vs Individual, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

(Part II in a series on behavioral biometrics) On the side of a little inquiry I am making at the moment into the developing concept of “identity in the digital [...]

19 11, 2014

Snapcash: P2P payments with Snapchat app

2016-11-16T10:46:31+00:00November 19th, 2014|Categories: Balance Group vs Individual, Electronic Wallet, Next Payments, Payments, SEPA, Updated posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Snapchat and Square recently announced “Snapcash”. This service enables to exchange money directly between two persons (so called P2P: person to person) right from the Snapchat app prompt line. At [...]

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.

25 03, 2014

„Has Google lowered my page rankings deliberately?”

2016-11-16T10:46:37+00:00March 25th, 2014|Categories: Balance Group vs Individual, Externalities, Human Abilities, Psychology, Question of the day|Tags: , , , , , , |

What if companies like Google, or banks, start throttling their services and pricing dependent on if you are positive or negative about them or if you accept their latest offering?

23 03, 2014

Technology, government and incongruous prophesies revisited

2016-11-16T10:46:37+00:00March 23rd, 2014|Categories: Balance Group vs Individual, Evolution, Human Abilities, Human Nature, Mega Trends, Psychology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

11 03, 2014

„Is technology governing us or are we governing technology?”

2016-11-16T10:46:38+00:00March 11th, 2014|Categories: Adaptability, Balance Group vs Individual, Circumstances, Collaborability, Decision Making, Evolution, Homo Collaborans, Human Abilities, Mega Trends, Question of the day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

„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.

6 03, 2014

Bitcoin futurology: incongruous prophesies

2016-11-16T10:46:38+00:00March 6th, 2014|Categories: Balance Group vs Individual, Mega Trends, Sociology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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.

26 02, 2014

Transfer of property rights: „Payment Myopia”

2016-11-16T10:46:38+00:00February 26th, 2014|Categories: Balance Group vs Individual, Collaborability, Payments, Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

10 02, 2014

Apple bigger threat to Bitcoin then Russia, China and India?

2016-11-16T10:46:39+00:00February 10th, 2014|Categories: Balance Group vs Individual, Bitcoin, Collaborability, Collaboration Mechanisms, Electronic Wallet, Externalities, Next Payments|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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 [...]

24 06, 2013

Trading with the speed of light: is it desirable?

2016-11-16T10:46:42+00:00June 24th, 2013|Categories: Balance Group vs Individual, Collaborability, Collaboration Mechanisms, Decision Making, Externalities, Marketplaces, Mega Trends, Updated posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A regularly recurring theme at Red Planet Dust is the impact of IT-driven trends on decision-making and robosourcing, marketplaces and exchanges. "High Frequency Trading" is an exemplary example were technology [...]

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 [...]