Cultural and cognitive information systems (and the individuals they inhabit) are implicitly oriented towards the systemic self-replication of patterned complexity. Continue reading Disentangling Cognitive Biases
The road to hell is paved with populist simplicities. Continue reading Populist Simplicity
Just as there may never be any isolated closure and teleological endpoint to logic, physics and mathematics – there can also never be any such thing as the “one true way” or ideological and social perfection. There are only successive approximations and iterative algorithmic refinements towards a better world, without end. Continue reading There is no perfect social system
An ability to think in terms of systems holistically as participating in mutually reflexive causal interdependence can initially be a difficult abstraction and conceptual bridge to cross but it also reveals itself as a powerful way to understand real world systems and processes. Continue reading Culture, Technology and Information Systems as Living Entities ?
It is a gargantuan investment and leap of faith to assert, predict or seek to influence technological trajectories over a time scale of centuries. Continue reading Entrepreneurial Hubris in Silicon Valley
When information and communications systems become massively autonomous, will we be able to react to the unfolding events in any competitive information and communications space? Continue reading Information Conflict may overwhelm us
Is consciousness an emergent phenomena from the mysteriously unintelligible sub-microscopic world of quantum mechanics ? Yes, and no. Continue reading Consciousness as Emergent Quantum Phenomena ?