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.
„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.
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.
The acceptance of Bitcoin protocol currencies and Ripple like networks is dependent on trust even if trust is said not to be necessary for the value to be transferred between two actors. Neglecting this will hamper adoption of the Bitcoin protocol by the masses.
(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 [...]
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(This is part 3 of an article on crypto-currencies at Red Planet Dust. See for Part 1, Part 2) Human collaboration is based on trust. We do not have a [...]
"Scalability" is a key aspect in today's dynamics at the macro level in the development of the internet and hence our economic environment. At the micro level companies want to [...]
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With a background in wholesale I have followed the development of marketplaces on the internet with a keen eye. Marketplaces are instrumental in the emancipation of the individual or small [...]