Scaling decentralization

What are the consequences of exponential technologies? Can we imagine the transformation of our socio-economic organization if we take them for granted? Originally observed in information technology, accelerating change is now impacting a very wide range of areas of our society. In a globally connected world, where ideas spread rapidly, passion and creativity can be …

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Fifty Years of Europe

Bruce Sterling points to a nice article in the Guardian about the latest round of enlargement of the European Union, and observes: “It’s worth pointing out that nobody’s ever clamored to join an empire before. Yeah, that’s pretty weird behavior for an organization that’s supposed to be dull.“ I have been talking about this with …

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