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A window of opportunity for data democracy (Part II of III)

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Part I of this series described the data feudalism we currently have, why we have it, and how it might be possible for at least some of us to escape it. The inspiration for this series has been the evident, but narrow window of opportunity…

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Added by Alan Morrison on October 9, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A window of opportunity for data democracy (Part I of III)

One of the unanticipated consequences of digitization has been data feudalism. A major reason data feudalism was such a surprise was that society just didn’t anticipate how quickly online services could scale, or how…

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Added by Alan Morrison on September 27, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Why we shouldn’t expect a metaverse anytime soon (Part II of II)

An orrey or planetarium designed by George Adams showing relative positions of the planets in relation to the sun, 1799, https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2006691765.

Part I of II explored the…

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Added by Alan Morrison on September 17, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Why we shouldn’t expect a metaverse anytime soon (Part I of II)

Castaneda, Eduardo. Carl Sagan with the planets. 1981. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/cosmos000104/. (Photo taken on the set of the TV show Cosmos.)…

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Added by Alan Morrison on August 31, 2021 at 8:00pm — No Comments

How business can clear a path for artificial general intelligence

20 years ago, most CIOs didn’t care much about “data”, but they did care about applications and related process optimization. While apps and processes were where the rubber met the road, data was ephemeral. Data was something staffers ETLed into data warehouses and generated…

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Added by Alan Morrison on August 30, 2021 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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