Launching! So here at Planwise we are getting ready to launch, super! ready! Which is exciting. A key part of our launch is a roadtrip that I”m going to be doing over a 15 day…
On the weekend just gone I was fortunate enough to have one of the most valuable single meetings since moving to the US to progress my new startup. In a nutshell I was able to…
I found myself explaining that to a non-tech person, what facebook was doing was so engaging so as to be considered art, it was on par with a symphony containing all the beauty, wonder and magic.. but most of all creativity.
We create the fastest known platform for mass disintermediation & dissemination of information and all we can think to monetise it is to use it to enable our corporations to get us to buy more stuff
We measure the success of our countries by their GDP, the virtues of our people by their personal wealth and the health of our species by our ability to challenge our mortality. None of which seem to measure the quality, subjective or otherwise, of our existence or endevaours.
Infact, it seems that the things we want to acquire today are mechanisms to allow us to do stuff.. rather than things in their own right. The only point of owning something is to be able to have control of it so you can use it whenever you like. Ownership equates largely with convenience.
It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to work out the flaw here… so, with the wisdom of crowds and the ‘viewed’ counter based content profiling/ordering in any of our major content sites today such as newspapers, share prices, video (youtube), music (pick a site), photos (flickr etc) are we creating a similiar paradigm online?
Our resources are lost to competitive endevaour not collaborative gain
Surely this is a very limited use of this saturated and ubiquitous piece of hardware found in every shop where there is any civiliasation.
Why haven’t we dealt with standby properly in our devices.