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Alien Anthropology

Digital Transformation and Cultural Bottlenecks

Organisations are information and energy-processing systems. Information and energy-processing systems are autonomously oriented (via physics, logic, mathematics) towards low energy states. This orientation or endemic systems -bias towards low energy states bridges inanimate and living systems but may be considered to have obtained a special status in living systems. The differentiator of life in this […]

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Digital

On the Presence of Absence

Sometimes the most profound truths (or at the very least – facts) emerge not from what does exist, but from what does not.

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culture technology

Mobile Device Digital Detox ?

You can not actually detox from digital hyper-connectivity using digital devices, but who would be willing to let the truth get in the way of a good business model…

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culture

Digital Insecurity is the new Digital Security

The reason that no one has been able to provide sufficient, comprehensive and integrated responses to digital security is that no sufficient, comprehensive and integrated response to digital security actually exists.

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culture

Smart Cities ?

Cities which possess, or indeed – cultivate, an intrinsic and emergent self-organisational homeostasis are not as psychologically alluring to the common-or-garden-variety metropolitan administrator as is the fantasy and mythology of control implicit to digital technology…

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culture

Digital Legacy

Your digital legacy will be all those recorded-as-binary-data artefacts, ideas, opinions and ripples-of-influence you leave behind in your wake and that after your passing will form some turbulent impression upon this shadowy, shared virtual space. It’s unlikely that through our online activities any of us will make much of an impact on the path the […]

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culture

Digital Insecurity

There exists a non-trivial difference and distance between the grandiose claims of technological consistency and efficacy made by corporations and the empirical facts of an unrelenting litany of catastrophic security failures.

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culture

Analog

…our globally interconnected organisational systems are still attempting to hammer the square peg of analog thinking and management style into the round hole of digital transformation…

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technology

Ransomware

An enduring irony of structured attempts to prohibit various nefarious behaviours (including cybercrime) is that the actions taken tend to create evolutionary selection pressures which unwittingly produce the next generation of successful technological malfeasance. Viewed holistically as an ecosystem or complex emergent-systems environment of all possible behavioural states or technological solutions, any specific measure taken […]

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technology

Doubling Down on Digital Property Rights

…attempts to lock systems down inadvertently create the loopholes and logics of their own failure…

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belief media technology

A Post-Truth Information Economy

At the heart of the cranks and gears which churn behind the pseudo-fact engines of collective post-truth confusion is a grand democratisation of self-expression (and self-promotion) which has itself been facilitated by the progressive ramping-up of the importance and influence of the internet and social media…