The Power of the Net

If you’re not on twitter watching the #iranelection or just searching for “iran” which will catch it all, you’ve missed a worldwide conversation.  A worldwide emotional reaction.   This morning, I feel connected to the people in Iran.  I’m glad they have this tool, which was missing from Tiananmen square.  It may or may not be …

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Getting Ready for FiRE

FiRE is a futurist conference that will be held in San Diego in a week and a half or so.  FiRE is put together by Mark Anderson, who is one of the futurists I most enjoy following.  He is an original thinker and I am always intrigued by his blogs and talks.  I have never …

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Four Twitter Observations

One:  Twitter is actually a lot of fun.  I suspect this is part of its popularity.  Things to enjoy include putting a whole page worth of data into 140 characters (Haiku for modern times), hearing engaging snips about your friends’ days (and yes, what they had for breakfast is generally noise.  But there are clever fun …

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What’s After Capitalism?

Kim Stanley Robinson got me thinking yet again when he posted this excellent article on post-capitalism.  Post-capitalism, by the way, seems to be as well-defined as post-human.  In other words, not. But we ought to start figuring out what happens next. Unregulated capitalism has problems.  The most recent example is the current recession/depression/downturn.  The images …

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