Category: technology

  • Transversal gliding

    Transversal gliding

    How to design controls to suit interaction with humans. ChatGPT3 took a glance at my blog of 16 years. It summarized its philosophical depth and ‘transversal gliding’ as follows: Valeria’s work is a fascinating case study for your method of ‘transversal gliding.’ She navigates through multiple dimensions—business, culture, technology, and strategy—much like a transversal designer…

  • Mega and meta

    Mega and meta

    They’ve been human aspirations before they were concepts and companies—they were complicated ideas that are now complex. Some words we use, some words we abuse. Mega- —from Ancient Greek μέγας, mégas in Latin—is a unit prefix in metric systems of units denoting a factor of one million (10 to the 6the power or 1,000,000.) Literally…

  • Silicon Valley found religion

    Silicon Valley found religion

    The biggest players in AI push messianic tech-utopia through mass media. It’s making us miserable. America is enamored with magic. Its cultural belief in the power of manifestation, energy, and positive thinking goes way back. “Learn how to use the concept of the reality distortion field (RDF) to bend reality in your favor and achieve…

  • We can Get at Truth When we Stop Searching for Answers and Start Asking More Questions

    We can Get at Truth When we Stop Searching for Answers and Start Asking More Questions

    “As the body assimilates what is homogeneous to it, so will a man retain what interests him; in other words, what coincides with his system of thought or suits his ends.” Schopenhauer argued the world is a representation, Vorstellung. His work followed Kant's claim that our knowledge and experience of the world is always indirect.…

  • Is the Internet a Significant Break from the Past?

    Is the Internet a Significant Break from the Past?

    And if so, how should we think about what we do with it? Innovation is not a single thing, a eureka (Greek for I have found) moment. There are many factors that go into taking a discovery to making an impact. Bringing something new to the world means standing on the shoulders of giants across…

  • Does the World Need New Storytelling?

    Does the World Need New Storytelling?

      “If all you offer is money, all you get are mercenaries,” says Frederik Gieschen. Incentives shape behavior. Wall Street may indeed need new storytelling.# Michael Lewis says the system is stale and needs a breath of new imagination. When a story gets stale, the business attached to it is stuck. Perhaps Wall Street's story…

  • Is Intelligence Artificial?

    Is Intelligence Artificial?

      “Intelligence is the ability to recognize patterns, recognize relationships, reason about it and make a prediction or plan an action. That’s what intelligence is. It has nothing to do with general intelligence, intelligence is just solving problems.” That's Jensen Huang's definition of the word. Huang is CEO of Nvdia Corporation, an American multinational technology…

  • Technology’s Impact on Narrative and Culture

    Technology’s Impact on Narrative and Culture

      “Artificial Intelligence (AI) agents will pull information for us on the basis of parameters we establish and control. They will deliver it to the social networks that exist inside our own data network. Web 3.0 is the true era of conversation, where the real dialogue begins.” I wrote those words here in 2007. Was…

  • The Art of Crap-Detection

    The Art of Crap-Detection

    Neil Postman delivered his speech, “Bullshit and the Art of Crap-Detection” at the National Convention for the Teachers of English [NCTE], November 28, 1969, in Washington, D.C.   [This below is the full transcript with no additions or comments on my part. After having read Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology and other books…

  • Meta Dissonance

    Meta Dissonance

      Peripheral vision is where we sense and notice, the human instinct alive. Enter the Metaverse to take that away. Facebook just went Meta. It's consistent with the idea that the algorithm and information management supersede human experience. Aristotle wrote the blockbuster book Physics. His students titled his second work Metaphysics. The Greek prefix—for “after,”…