In thinking about the pros and cons of standardisation in the field of the Internet of Things, I stumbled upon a project report where the authors claim that:
The ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) will represent a paradigm shift in communication: initially, communication occurred between living beings. With ICT, this was complemented, and some [...]
For a long time now I’ve been trying to figure out why it is that we’ve put so much effort into coming up with new technologies and processes, such as organisational processes. To me, a technology or a process seems as though it’s a tool (a static pattern of some sort) that attempts to facilitate [...]
Lately I’ve been thinking about the role of money in society quite a bit, and today I was thinking about it against the backdrop of entrepreneurship.
Money, Relationships and Freedom
On a philosophical level, it would seem to me as though money is a sort of portable, tradeable representation of the amount of freedom [...]
Psychology and philosophy have fascinated me since I was a kid, and I’ve read tons of material on these subjects over the years. I’ve also seen quite a few articles over the years talking about online privacy, and how easily we give up private information via social media (for some random examples, see
Every day we use numbers – they form the fundamental language of science, which has allowed us to gain a tremendous amount of practical insight into our world and how to exploit it to improve our lives. But is it possible to use them to not only understand the relationships between things, but what things [...]
This past Monday evening I had the pleasure of finally attending an information session on the infamous Network 21 – it was pleasurable because I could finally confirm my suspicions as to their flawed value proposition and can now fully justify my prejudice against their model.
To their credit, their value proposition is actually twofold:
Nearly everyone I know seems to think that democracy is flawed, but the problem is that we don’t have a viable, practical alternative. What would it take though to develop a practical alternative to democracy? I’m not completely sure, but I’m quite positive about there being potential to find such alternatives. This essay was inspired [...]
This morning I thought I’d do some digging to try and find what people think about why Facebook became so successful. Most answers that I found didn’t really capture what I thought about the issue (not even Zuckerberg’s own opinion), so I decided to give a bit of an alternative perspective on it.
It seems as though I tend to only really gain insight into things that I’ve read quite some time after I’ve finished reading them, after I’ve had some time to chew on them and reflect their content against my existing mental frameworks. Mulling over SuperCooperators by Martin Nowak, it dawned on me that [...]
We have this tendency to want to make our lives easier – perhaps this is a built-in biological mechanism to conserve energy? So we’ve been constructing systems for ages now: all the way from cars to supercomputers to money-making “systems” that we call organisations. Many people who give advice to entrepreneurs tell them to try [...]
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