Blockchain Autonomous Organisations, a new way to tackle corporate fuelled wealth inequality?

Blockchain Autonomous Organisations, a new way to tackle corporate fuelled wealth inequality?

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Automation and the emergence of powerful, centralised platform companies are, arguably, helping fuel wealth inequality, could blockchain based distributed autonomous organisations be an answer?   Many people know that Blockchain is the pivotal technology behind all of today’s major cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, and while it...

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Infographic: The Future of Money

Infographic: The Future of Money

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of money is an emotive topic but it can be characterised by being cashless, digital, and varied.   A little while ago at the iGaming Show in Amsterdam I was asked to present a keynote on “The Future of Money” and then, shortly...

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The Beginning Of The End: Is The Ethereum Bubble About To Burst?

The Beginning Of The End: Is The Ethereum Bubble About To Burst?

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In this opinion piece CEX.io takes a look at the Ethereum and cryptocurrency marketplace and offers their perspective on whether or not they think the bubble is about to burst   Never before has the saying “Nothing lasts forever” been more applicable. Eventually everything will...

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Building a blockchain based Flash Organisation; by Ken Bodnar

Building a blockchain based Flash Organisation; by Ken Bodnar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future work, and jobs, will be more fluid than they are today, driven by the rise of globalisation, hyper-connectivity and the “Gig economy” but noone has so far managed to create a Flash Organisation that works, one day though that will change…  ...

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Technology and the future of privacy

Technology and the future of privacy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In Millenia past privacy was considered to be a normal part of life but now it is increasingly becoming a privilege and a scarcity, and, if it is not guarded, or looked after wisely, one day it won’t exist at all   I originally wrote...

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The future of jobs in a Machine World

The future of jobs in a Machine World

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are all aware that technology is capable of replacing particular categories of jobs, but often those jobs “belong to someone else” and the impact on our own jobs is minimal. Today though new classes of emerging technologies, from artificial intelligence to machine vision are...

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Apple, emerging technology and the iPhone that could be

Apple, emerging technology and the iPhone that could be

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF I take a look at the exciting Emerging Technologies that Apple could put into the next iPhone – but probably haven’t.   Today there are no fewer than ten multi trillion dollar trends coming down the line – from the Connected Home and the Internet of Everything to Autonomous Vehicles,...

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Bots, disruption and the advent of conversational commerce

Bots, disruption and the advent of conversational commerce

Take a good look at the people around you. If Governments and Academics are correct then the jobs of between a third to half of the people you’re looking at, and at least a third of all of their organisations will be replaced and usurped by machines within just twenty...

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The future of jobs and education

The future of jobs and education

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI and other Robo automation tools and technologies become increasingly proficient it is increasingly clear that more and more jobs will suffer the same fate – automation.   Life is a learning experience, or so they say. Broadly speaking educational activities can be split...

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Will Artificial Intelligence really destroy the world?

Will Artificial Intelligence really destroy the world?

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial Intelligence says push the red button but the Ant says “No.”   As I write this article I’m travelling on an Airbus A380-800, one of the most advanced passenger planes in the world but despite the fact we have the technology to operate it...

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The history of the “Genesis Engine”, CRISPR

The history of the “Genesis Engine”, CRISPR

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Scientists have discovered the Genesis Engine, a technology that gives them the keys to the Code of Life.   Spiny grass and scraggly pines creep amid the arts and crafts buildings of the Asilomar Conference Grounds, 100 acres of dune where California’s Monterey Peninsula hammerheads into...

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The Creative Machines are coming

The Creative Machines are coming

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Creativity is said to be a uniquely “Human” gift but while we can argue the semantics it appears that increasingly machines share the same gift, albeit algorithmic rather than chemical.   Many people believe that creativity is a uniquely human trait but what about self...

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Pt. 18 of 18. Trust, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 18 of 18. Trust, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of dollars worth of investment to counter...

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Pt. 17 of 18. Foreign expansion, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 17 of 18. Foreign expansion, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of dollars worth of investment to counter...

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Pt. 16 of 18. Spying, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 16 of 18. Spying, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of dollars worth of investment to counter...

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Pt. 15 of 18. Process, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 15 of 18. Process, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – 18 leadership lessons from organised crime Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of...

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Pt. 14 of 18. React in real time, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 14 of 18. React in real time, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of dollars worth of investment to counter...

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Pt. 13 of 18. Jurisdictions, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 13 of 18. Jurisdictions, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of dollars worth of investment to counter...

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Pt. 12 of 18. Innovation, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt. 12 of 18. Innovation, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – 18 leadership lessons from organised crime Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of...

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Pt.11 of 18. Perks, leadership lessons from organised crime

Pt.11 of 18. Perks, leadership lessons from organised crime

For the good of society – Preface In Part 1, “Ambition” we set the scene. According to Interpol, the UN and WTO the organised crime industry is one of the worlds largest with quantifiable revenues of at least $3 Trillion per year and despite trillions of dollars worth of investment to counter...

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