Michael Nielsen » Is scientific publishing about... →
A well written, interesting but possibly too long essay about the possible (likely) disruption of the scientific publishing industry. I have earlier written about this issue here - when MIT officially backed dirstribution of scientific articles through other Internet channels and here. To me this disruption isn’t a question about if it will happen but how quick it will go. Scientific...
Forrester Bucks Wisdom on Cloud Computing |... →
A really interesting post which is debunking the (sometimes implicit) truth that large companies are not willing to place data or computing power outside their organizations - in e g the external cloud. Interestingly enough this is one of the strongest arguments to keep an internal IT-department in contrast to buy generic services from the outside. To me who have spent many years in the 1990:s...
Malcolm Gladwell reviews Free by Chris Anderson:... →
Even if I think Anderson’s argument might be a bit too clear cut I am not so sure Gladwell is making a successful attack on it. To me the important thing here is that technology is being developed, deployed and injected in a complex social system and recursively being affected back. Gladwell is heading in this direction but is maybe going to far into the undecidability. Yes, it is really...
FT.com / Comment / Analysis - Control, halt,... →
An article witnessing that the censorship war on the Internet is commencing.
The Iranian Election and the Revolution Test |... →
George Friedman presents an interesting and insightful analysis of the current situation in Iran which he define as an already failed revolution: The global media, obsessively focused on the initial demonstrators — who were supporters of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s opponents — failed to notice that while large, the demonstrations primarily consisted of the same type of people...
Beet.TV: CNN’s iReport Had 1 Million Page Views on Monday: Iran Crisis is “Enormous Moment in Citizen Journalism” Recent development of new social media channels together with the fact that the Iranian government are trying to conceal actual events by banning/controlling traditional media is a driving force for the development of new methods. In this video CNN say that they now...
BBC NEWS | Business | Google access disrupted in... →
Is the Internet as a free and largely unregulated infrastructure for communication under siege? When a basic function like the Google search engine is being blocked by a regime it is a sign pointing in that direction. When it is blocked in the country whose citizens in the very near future most likely will constitute the majority of all the Internet users on the planet it is a 100 feet large and...
Busting the nine myths of cloud computing |... →
Ahmadinejad's Fear of the Internet - BusinessWeek →
Twitter is playing an interesting role in the Iranian revolution: But it’s evidently proving harder to quell the information flow out of the country on Internet sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Picasa, to name just a few sites being used by protesters. The micro-blogging site Twitter, which allows users to send messages of up to 140 characters and which has special feeds such as...
Internet and our constitutions
In spite of many critics the inherent organizational power of Internet is increasing more for every day. It is being demonstrated in more and more places where the most recent one is it’s role in the current Iranian revolution. It becomes increasingly evident when traditional media is being kept out of the situation with force. However, it would be naïve to think that the opposition to that...
Global Dashboard » Influence and networks ... →
Interesting article about the cultural behavior in Tehran before the revolution: The Tehran party scene may be the by-product of a repressive state, but it’s anything but a revolutionary breeding ground. When politics is discussed at these gatherings, it is only to confirm who will be voting in the elections, or whether it’s all a waste of time. No plots are hatched. But the Iranian intelligence...
Mental time travel : Neurophilosophy →
It is interesting when hypothesis from many years ago is confirmed, and remembering and gaze into the future is very similar processes. That’s why David Ingvar named his article from the mid 1980:s “The Memory of the Future”. This result however also points in way these two processes are engaging different parts of the brain: But closer examination revealed that each was...
Email patterns can predict impending doom - tech -... →
The e-mail system if of course the nervous system of the organization and therefore very interesting to analyze. But emergent behaviors are usually possible to afterwards detect, but usually impossible to predict. That is what most complexity theorists say anyway… And philosophers like Collingwood who argues that the nature of history is that before something happens, anything is possible,...
Why Enterprises Are Moving to Google Apps, Gmail |... →
The world of IT-departments are changing and it now seems to rapidly picking up speed. It is interesting to read about some the reasons in this article: getting rid of collaboration hurdles within organizations with different technologies interfaces which are familiar to users home environment rapidly becoming environmental friendly due to Google’s efficient way or running their...
Twitter on the Barricades - Six Lessons Learned -... →
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is...– Schopenhauer
IDEO adress the future of news →
The API’s Plan To Save Newspapers: Let’s Put... →
Interesting, but I am still convinced that they are overestimating their value on the light of new and emerging business models and peoples values. The API recommends a five pronged business plan, divided by “doctrines,” to charge users for content: True Value Doctrine: Newspapers should create value by beginning to charge for it. Fair Value Doctrine: In order to maintain the value of content,...
Publishing” is such a little metonym-bomb, it confuses the conversation....– @cshirky
Lawyers plan class-action to reclaim "$100M+" RIAA... →
Is there really a chance or is this grasping for straws? If it works it could force the copyright industry to new paths of actions, which probably will include much more lobbying to change some laws…
”Fildelning kan vara bra för samhällsekonomin” -... →
Den intellektuella äganderätten syftar till att på konstgjord väg skapa en knapphet som inte fysiskt existerar, och därmed generera ett tidsbegränsat monopol för innehavaren. Avsikten med detta är att innehavaren ska ha ett ekonomiskt intresse av att producera den immateriella produkten. Utan en tillräcklig vinst som tillfaller upphovsmannen kommer produkten inte att tillhandahållas. Tanken är att...
Top scientists predict the future of science -... →
Even if I read The Edge now and then (occasionally, I admit) I have missed this new book: “What’s Next: Dispatches on the Future of Science (Vintage)” (Max Brockman) which is reviewed in this article.
Top 30 Failed Technology Predictions →
What can we learn from these failed technology predictions? That predictions are useless? That anything is possible regardless of what experts think about them? That especially technology predictions are hard? That experts are more clueless than what themselves claim? Or is it just that there are beliefs and statements about the future which are wrong and these are the most funny ones? Yes,...
Reforming the public sector in a crisis - The... →
The former Swedish Prime Minister is interviewed in McKinsey Quarterly. Really interesting to Swedes…?!?!
Globalization - Professor Niall Ferguson →
A really witty and interesting lecture on globalization from the point of a financial historian - and a really good one as well! RECOMMENDED - even if the lecture is 60 minutes…
Seth's Blog: You're boring →
Green will go away →
I agree with this author’s conclusion, but not with his arguments. Yes, green will go away but it is unlikely that the reason will be that the thinking is already implemented in methods and in our thinking. A much more probable cause is that other concepts like resilience or some other concept capturing ways to understand and react to our changing environment and in the long run build a...
MediaFuturist: A key topic for 2009: EGOsystem... →
How Close Are We to Real Nanotechnology? | h+... →
If we are to believe Drexler, Hall, Merkle, and Freitas and the nanotechnology roadmap – and the accelerating pace of nanotechnology development does appear to support them – we are on the cusp of a new era in the next 20-30 years.
A Hippocratic oath for managers: Forswearing greed... →
MBA students try to instill a manager ethics by taking an oath. Interesting idea!
Swarm Robotics: Beware The Swarm (videos) |... →
Swarm robotics is fascinating but sends an eerie feeling through me. We, who believe we have a single mind, may have problem understanding another level intentional (?) intelligence.
Gizmodo - Canon Employees Are Forbidden to Sit... →
Questioning the Hawthorne effect: Light work | The... →
When analyzing the raw data the Hawthorne effect seems not as clear as researchers described it.
Time has Twitter on cover image
Technology and Culture - TIME Twitter underscores Marshall McLuhan’s famous aphorism that the medium is the message—the idea that technological form shapes and determines the culture. McLuhan challenged the traditional notion that content—whether in print, in film or on television—is automatically more significant than the medium through which it is delivered. What we now...
Edge: THE IMPENDING DEMISE OF THE UNIVERSITY By... →
How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live - TIME →
Stephen Johnson writes about Twitter in Time Magazine
Ahmad Yousuf, a senior Hamas official, told Al Jazeera that Obama’s speech...– Global Dashboard » Influence and networks » Reaction of the day
FT.com / UK - War game saw run on Rock →
Even if they saw it coming they didn’t do anything. Banking regulators identified Northern Rock as the weak link in Britain’s banking system during secret “war games” held as long ago as 2004, the Financial Times has learned. The risk simulation planning, conducted by the Financial Services Authority, the Bank of England and the Treasury, made clear the systemic risks...
Communities: Citizens of Sustainability | The... →
IFTF - ten year forecast from 2007
Future Knowledge Ecosystems: The Next Twenty Years... →
Top 10 industry-changing applications - Software -... →
To me who have been using all these technologies, part from SNDMSG, which in the early Internet was just one of several mail technologies, this list is really nostalgic. I also agree on most of the choices. What I think is missing here is an analysis of what these applcations have meant for the world outside of the industry.
Proposal for ICANN/RIR scenario planning exercise... →
Interesting that ICANN/RIR is using classic scenario planning to see into the future and facilitate the long term discussion.