How much does national political governance matter?

Many of you readers know that I am skeptical to to future of traditional hierarchies. I believe the huge change that is happening now (again) is that new communications technology is simply creating another playing field for the basic human capacity to organize and solve problems at hand. A field where the model of traditional … Continue reading How much does national political governance matter?

The future of Internet – the next 5000 days

Kevin Kelly say something like this in the speech: "The Internet's development is really amazing, but strangely enough, we are not amazed?" Do we really understand what is going on? The last time I wrote about Kevin Kelly in this forum was when he had been writing an interesting article in Wired about the future … Continue reading The future of Internet – the next 5000 days

The Big (Bad) Picture! How ready are we??

Today Jamais Cascio wrote a post about The Big Picture where he paints a picture of the 6 main drivers behind the major development of the next 20 years. I am really looking forward to following posts in the issue. Climate Chaos Resource Collapse Catalytic Innovation Ubiquitous Transparency New Models of Development The Rise of … Continue reading The Big (Bad) Picture! How ready are we??

Volvo IT blocks sites mentioning “social software”

When I was at Volvo IT (my former employer until 2000) for a meeting today, it became sadly clear that Volvo IT have entered further down the path of radical ignorance. I've heard about their strange firewall filters before stopping people from visiting web pages containing the phrases "IP telephony", "sex" and ""games". Apparently the … Continue reading Volvo IT blocks sites mentioning “social software”

Illusion of organizational control

The other day I started to read "Emergence" by my new favorite author Steven Johnson. Since I was very interested in complexity and emergence from a philosophy perspective first in the 80:s and then again in the 90:s it is a bit funny to revisit an area which seems to slowly picking up speed. As … Continue reading Illusion of organizational control