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Blockchain Technology And Decentralized Governance

In a context of exponential technological development, old centralized models of governance may be outdated. Opportunity may come from a new trend towards decentralization, which allows organizations facing global challenges to trial a range of novel solutions adapted to local contexts. In this perspective, what might be the role of the United Nations? It could …

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YPO London 2017

I was part of the panel at the YPO Conference in London on November. Here’s the audio and the transcript of my talk.     Making sense of the themes, the technologies, the changes that we are presenting to you is definitely not easy. It’s our objective to give you not only information, but really …

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Becoming A World Citizen With Bitnation

The new decentralized structures of social organization allow memberships not based on exclusive geographical criteria. As we experiment with what is possible, there are fundamental differences with how socio-economic transformations happen today compared to the past: they are necessarily more peaceful in a world full of nuclear weapons, and they are software-driven as we enter …

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What Is The Shape Of The Societies Of The Future?

The nature of the societies that are going to emerge from a strong technological foundation of global communication and economic networks is going to be very different from the cities and nation states of today. We are accustomed to see centralized power, and delegation of decisionmaking, which will be complemented by decentralized organizations nimbly allocating resources to …

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Innovation Summit 2017

I was invited to the Innovation Summit 2017 to interview Steve Wozniak, “The Woz”. Here’s the link to the video. Below you can also find the audio of the interview and the transcript     Andrea Poggi: Thank you, Steve. Thank you for coming. Thank you, really. It’s an honor for us that you are …

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What is the future made of?

Understanding accelerating change is not easy, but essential if you want to be able to adapt to an ever more complex world. The future is made of exponential technologies, and created by the people who are capable of leveraging them. Get your tickets for the SingularityU Italy Summit 2017 to participate in a two day exploration of …

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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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Smart machines are our allies against dumb machines

The trend is clearly visible: sensors, and actuators, together with computation, memory and communication capabilities, are making all the objects around us smarter and smarter. Too many times, wether we call them robots, or AIs, the trend is depicted in menacing tones, represented in the dystopian futures preferred by Hollywood movies, and shape the gut reactions …

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