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It’s about playing a smarter game, and changing the rules of existing games so that they’re more fun for more people. How about creating and trying new games? We could play “Mostly Football” where you’re allowed to use your hands as much as would allow you to do supercool moves and throw the ball at the goal, but mostly it’s still football? Or “Crapitalism” where the longer it takes you to pass on the parcel…

I have to cut this from a presentation, but I just wanted to share it with someone before I do so that it’s not completely wasted. We live in an era of great change. The post-industrial society has spread across the world as fast as the economic globalisation which has driven it. The workers of the knowledge society have grown articulate, used to thinking for ourselves. Abundance in manufacturing, agriculture, and social welfare has freed…

Imagine you’re standing on a hill near the edge of a huge frozen lake. Hundreds of people are skating on it, having a great time. As the day goes on, more families come down to the shore with flasks of hot chocolate, put on their skates, and head out onto the ice. By lunchtime, as the sun is high in the sky, there’s music and gluhwein and a party. It’s awesome fun, the way things…

wThis is summary notes from an essay (“Forthcoming Major Revolution in Global Dialogue”) which goes quite deeply into the opportunities for robots / artificial intelligence to engage meaningfully with us. However in reading it, it became obvious that there was more to it than that. It is a great analysis of the modes and capabilities of modern communications technologies, and the social opportunities which arise from them. It provides a great road map of how to…