Questions could (and should) be asked of the extent to which systems, architectures, models and programs can be (and are) produced for the primary self-interest of the organisations which provide those solutions. Bureaucracies and (all of) their diverse hierarchical predecessors, for instance, are classically-versed in the dark arts of creating systems and mechanisms that generate […]
Continuity of Civilisation
There may be an irresolvable existential bottleneck between self-seeking commercial incentives and the long-term continuity of human civilisation.
Extracting psychological self-interest from the naked fact of seeking existential continuity is an entangled Gordian Knot.
Duplicity, Politics & Regulation
Don’t assess a system by its mission statements so much as by its behaviour…
Facebook’s “Safety Check”
Social realities have always been culturally-mediated spaces but when these spaces are themselves aligned to corporate financial gain, even genuinely or potentially useful post-disaster communications and humanitarian tools seem hollow and superficial…