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No More Secrets

The 1992 movie Sneakers offered a recurring phrase: “no more secrets.” This was a key plot point in what the Internet Movie Database described as a “complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception … Continue reading

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“You Didn’t Build That” – The Key To Progress

Are we individuals who achieve great things on our own, or do we achieve progress collectively? This question is usually viewed as an either/or proposition, although I have suggested elsewhere that we are actually both individuals and members of collectives … Continue reading

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Came the Apocalypse

This week featured the premier of a new TV show – Revolution – which offers a view of America 15 years after electricity mysteriously disappears. Needless to say, this has a profound effect on life as we know it. Popular … Continue reading

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Bottom-up in Rio

With events like the Arab Spring and OccupyWallStreet, it has almost become a cliche to talk about the empowering potential of technology. Such events have emerged largely thanks to our interconnected technology – most notably things like Facebook and Twitter. … Continue reading

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Who’s the brains of this outfit? Maybe all of us

Robert Wright has an interesting piece in the NY Times titled “Building One Big Brain.” In response to concerns that modern technology is affecting the way we think, he has a suggestion: But maybe the terms of the debate — … Continue reading

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Paranoia Strikes Deep

Paranoia strikes deep Into your life it will creep It starts when you’re always afraid You step out of line, the man come and take you away – Buffalo Springfield I recently attended a seminar on information security hosted by … Continue reading

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Slay Riding to Oblivion

Slate has an article – The Digital Slay-Ride – that discusses the ways modern technology is revolutionizing our lives. As Jack Shafer notes: Folks giggled at Wired founder Louis Rossetto’s bombastic formulation in 1993 that the “digital revolution is whipping … Continue reading

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