The Intriguing Nature of Non-Fungible Tokens

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

First, blockchain technologies can help us enhance the security of Internet transactions and data, by developing a layer with the required standard services and their open source implementations for secure communication, storage and data access.

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Post-Pandemic, Is the World Likely to Become Significantly Less Flat?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In a more recent issue , The Economist went a step further, now asking whether Covid-19 will be the end of globalization as we’ve known it. “The open system of trade that had dominated the world economy for decades had been damaged by the financial crash and the Sino-American trade war.

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The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then in the 1990s, the open Internet protocol, - TCP/IP , - was widely embraced by the general IT marketplace, making it possible to interconnect systems and applications from any vendors. At the same time, the Web’s open set of standards, - HTML , HTTP , URLs , - and the easy-to-use, graphical Mosaic web browser , - enabled any PC connected to the Internet to access information on any web server anywhere in the world.

Is Blockchain the Major Next Step in the Evolution of the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The WEF report compared the blockchain to the Internet, noting that “Like the Internet, the blockchain is an open, global infrastructure upon which other technologies and applications can be built. As Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott wrote in the opening paragraph of their recently published book Blockchain Revolution , “It appears that once again, the technological genie has been unleashed from its bottle. Security . Security standards are necessary, but not sufficient.

The President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Former national security advisor Tom Donilon and former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano serve as chair and vice-chair respectively. Transforming this highly complex ecosystem has proved to be very difficult. Not surprisingly, change comes slowly to such a complex ecosystem. Everyone was using the same standards, including open source implementations of key protocols. But it requires a bold reassessment of the way we approach security in the digital age.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I said that I look at the value of blockchain through two complementary lenses: enhancing the security of the Internet, and reducing the inefficiencies and overheads in applications, like supply chains, involving multiple institutions. In particular, t he design decisions that shaped the Internet back in the mid-late 1980s didn’t optimize for secure, trustworthy operations. Key here is the all-important role of open standards.

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These survey results are not surprising for a technology as new and complex as blockchain. Their responses suggest that they view blockchain as a kind of trust accelerator , helping to build trust in several ways: increased transactional transparency, higher data quality and accuracy, increased trust in transaction reliability, and improved security against fraud and cybercrime. Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain.

Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, given that blockchain is all about the creation, exchange and management of valuable assets, its applications are significantly more complex to understand and explain than Internet applications. Complex Transactions Among Institutions. However, transforming the highly complex global financial ecosystem will take considerable investment and time. The other major kind of blockchain killer-apps will likely deal with identity management and data security.

On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

We are now witnessing the rise of the internet of value,” wrote the authors in the report’s Executive Summary. “Like the first generation of the internet, this second generation promises to disrupt business models and transform industries… pulling us into a new era of openness, decentralization and global inclusion.”. At the same time, the Web’s open standards, - HTML , HTTP , URLs enabled any PC connected to the Internet to access information on any web server anywhere in the world.

Is the Blockchain Now Reaching a Tipping Point?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The WEF report compared the blockchain to the Internet, noting that “Like the Internet, the blockchain is an open, global infrastructure upon which other technologies and applications can be built. The use of open standards and open source software made it much easier to send an e-mail or share information across disparate systems and institutions.

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The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I said that I look at the value of blockchain through two complementary lenses: enhancing the security of the Internet, and reducing the inefficiencies and overheads in applications, like supply chains, involving multiple institutions. In particular, t he design decisions that shaped the Internet back in the mid-late 1980s didn’t optimize for secure, trustworthy operations. Key here is the all-important role of open standards.

Why Blockchains Could Transform How the Economy Works

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For example, when electric motors were first developed in the late 19th century, they were deployed to replace big steam engines as a source of power. It took several decades for factories to realize that instead of having one central source of power, they could now fit small electric motors in each machine in the plant floor, thus leading to far more productive and flexible manufacturing processes. .

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Blockchain Killer-Apps

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

And, given that blockchain is all about the creation, exchange and management of valuable assets, its applications are significantly more complex to understand and explain than Internet applications. Complex Transactions Among Institutions. However, transforming the highly complex global financial ecosystem will take considerable investment and time. The other major kind of blockchain killer-apps will likely deal with identity management and data security.

Reflections on Bitcoin

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It encompasses the whole money ecosystem, including the global payment infrastructures , the management of personal identities and financial data, the global financial flows among institutions and between institutions and individuals, the government regulatory regimes, security and privacy issues, and so on. Having been implemented in open source software, Bitcoin’s sophisticated protocols are widely available, which has helped bring it increasing usage and prominence.

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Having been implemented in open source software, Bitcoin’s sophisticated protocols are widely available, which has helped bring it increasing usage and prominence. . Block chain architectures can be used to create decentralized financial systems with no central authority, In addition, they can be used to develop other complex systems where huge scalability and trust-less transactions are paramount, as is the case with many IoT solutions based on billions of devices. .

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Open Innovation Re-visited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Both studies strongly recommended that IBM embrace Linux across its product lines, that IBM should work closely with the open Linux community as a partner in its development, and that we should establish an organization to coordinate Linux activities across the company. days, the community concept behind open source was mystifying to many. They were baffled as to why people would work on open source projects while not getting paid for their efforts.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): VisualComplexity.com: A Resource on the Visualization of Complex Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Thoughts on the Use of the Word Ethnography | Main | Quote of the Day: Geertz on Defining Ethnography » August 17, 2007 VisualComplexity.com: A Resource on the Visualization of Complex Networks Manuel Lima has done a fine service here. His site, visualcomplexity.com is a great resource - a great compilation of a ton of resources related to visualizing complex networks.

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These survey results are not surprising for a technology as new and complex as blockchain. Their responses suggest that they view blockchain as a kind of trust accelerator , helping to build trust in several ways: increased transactional transparency, higher data quality and accuracy, increased trust in transaction reliability, and improved security against fraud and cybercrime. Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain.

Rethinking Personal Data

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It is safe and secure, but largely stagnant and underutilized.”. This a complex, emotionally charged debate. . To help restore the needed trust, the Rethinking Personal Data report proposes a dialogue among all the stakeholders focused on three key areas: protection and security; rights and responsibilities for using data; and accountability and enforcement. . In the end, the system will be as secure as its weakest link. .

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The Collaborative, Sharing Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It would not be possible without the social networks that enable peer-to-peer transactions matching supply with demand; the mobile devices and platforms that enable individuals to conduct such transactions any time and place; and the digital payment systems that reliably and securely broker the transactions between buyers and sellers. Services can also be new sources of revenues and profits, such as an ongoing maintenance or subscription stream.

More Open

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

[ source ] "We should pause and ask the question," says David Wiley, "is more open always better?" I don't keep my house open for just anyone to drop by. So no, more open is not always better. This can be a hard and complex question.

Open, Collaborative Trust Frameworks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID³ , - the Institute for Institutional Innovation by Data Driven Design, - is a new multidisciplinary non-profit institution formed to develop architectural frameworks, open source software and educational content for the protection, sharing and monetization of sensitive data. Open, collaborative approaches have been successfully applied to the development of some of the most consequential, disruptive initiatives of the past few decades, like the World Wide Web and Linux.

leadership is helping make the network smarter

Harold Jarche

Organizations face more complexity in the type of work they do, the problems they face, and the markets they interact with. To deal with this complexity, organizations should loosen hierarchies and strengthen networks. Effective networks are diverse and open. They are in service to the network, to help keep it resilient through transparency, diversity of ideas, and openness. But complexity is becoming the more common state in the network era.

Digital Common Law

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

ID³ ’ s principal focus is to develop architectural frameworks and open source software solutions that embody the necessary policy principles for managing critical personal information so that it can be tested, verified, improved and scaled. . The ability to evolve and adapt makes it particularly suitable to a fast changing, highly complex society like ours. . On May 30 and 31 I attended a meeting in Washington, the Rights and Bytes: Law and Big Data Workshop.

Change in Education and What Needs to be Done

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What needs to be done: frankly acknowledge and detail the impact the major drivers of change in society, beginning especially with an acknowledgement of unsustainable systems and practices, including especially challenges to resources, security and stability.

On cryptocurrencies, blockchain and all that

Doc Searls

It was released as open-source software in 2009. “A digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. “A cryptocurrency system is a network that utilizes cryptography to secure transactions in a verifiable database that cannot be changed without being noticed.” A Securities Law Framework for Blockchain Tokens.).

Cloud Computing and the Changing Role of the CIO

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s getting more complex because it’s proliferating. Enterprises then started to consolidate most of these departmental servers into a few large centralized data centers that were easier to manage and secure. Who is ultimately responsible for the security of the data in question? The Service Level Agreements underlying the security, performance and reliability of cloud services are still being worked out.

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Giant Snow Fail Link Sale

Doc Searls

” Same goes for open tabs. Surveillance, privacy, and security: Europe’s confused response to Snowden | European Council on Foreign Relations. We Should All Step Back from Security Journalism — The Message — Medium. Radio Open Source: Kick Off Year Two by Open Source Media — Kickstarter. What inferiority complex?’ Opening Minds to the Spheres Among Us | Linux Journal.

Business or Pleasure? - why not both: The product-to-service.

Martijn Linssen

In big IT companies, there isnt much enthusiasm to be found for selling Open Source products. It is a complex product " they say - that cant be the case, a package is supposed to be simple and save you time: thats why you pay upfront for functionality thats already there. " Humans make complex and most of the times unconscious trade-offs of the costs and the value to them. Business or Pleasure? -

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

The biggest issue is that e-learning programs inevitably tend to grow in the numbers of courses, complexity of interactivity, evolutionary needs (such as the importation of third-party courses), and ‘nice to have’ needs, such as podcasts, video, blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, standards conformance, linking to a human resources information system, and more.

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

However, in an increasingly open, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, global, - and unpredictable world, this is clearly no longer enough. We had a fascinating conversation about the potential analogies between open content and open source software. We had to adjust our business models to offer a mixture of open and proprietary software. So, why couldnt media companies similarly embrace a mixture of open and proprietary content?

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This talk is basically what he said, except he said it in the French way with complex theories, while I''m going to give it in the prickly, analytical, English kind of Canadian, dry presentation. I did a talk just downstairs on open content. This addresses the specific question of assessment in open learning and in informal learning. A language is something much more dynamic, much more behavioral and complex ?? You have a bunch of open positions. Source: op.cit.

Harold Jarche » Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0

Harold Jarche

ralphmercer: committees are place to lure great ideas to be killed while absolving everyone of the blame hjarche: innovation is something you create from thinking & doesn’t usually come from existing practices that others are following [link] hjarche: Our Future: Security, Consumption, Participation and/or Green? Now the best tools are open source, leveling the playing field even more.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp.

Communication Nation: What do you love?

Dave Gray

Use the garbage can in your room + ice machine Opportunity to explore the future Getting people drawing Opportunity Open source thinking Getting away from a chilly San Francisco "summertime." Turning tragedy to triumph, family, technologys democratization of quality audio and video, authenticity, humor as a vessel for truth, progress, security, invention. Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life.

[liveblog] Bringing Silicon Valley to Government

David Weinberger

E.g., opening up GPS. ’ … My idea was that if you open data, entrepreneuers can build on it.” ” Not open data for transparency so much as open data for building things. There’s a team at the VA and a Homeland Security working on immigration services. Audience member:] The culture, based on the annual budgets of the agencies, is more complex than you’re saying. How do you hide the complexity of govt?

Innovation and Evolutionary Biology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Are there states of mind, measurable by fMRI and similar scientific tools, which strongly indicate that individuals and groups are solving complex problems and coming up with great new ideas? The advent of new tools like fMRI, is enabling scientists to begin to study what is happening in the brain when in the kind of high-level cognition state necessary to solve complex problems. What drives them to participate in open source communities?

Propensities

Dave Snowden

His work is to generalise Darwinian principles of variation, selection and replication which (he says) apply to all complex population systems although its not quite universal. complexity (dense recursive interactions). ABB wanted to open it up in a profitable way. Now creating a security invariant. OK I'm hoping we get back on track, so now we have Gabriele Ruffatti on open source between innovation and pre-adapation over market mechanism in the knowledge society.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-7, 2012 Computer Security Applications Conference , 28 th , annual, Orlando, Florida, USA. link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. link] December 10-12, 2012 International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2011), 7 th , London, UK.

[berkman] The Law Lab

David Weinberger

The Law Lab is a rich environment, open for collaboration, that does research, explores ideas. It will create open technology “for governance and mechanism design — private production of norms, rules, common law and statutes.&#. The Law Lab is building an “open governance platform.&# Palantir on mortgage backed securities). Also, the Law Lab has been involved in the Open Trust Framework. It’s open source.

Harold Jarche » Need for collaboration continues to grow

Harold Jarche

ralphmercer: committees are place to lure great ideas to be killed while absolving everyone of the blame hjarche: innovation is something you create from thinking & doesn’t usually come from existing practices that others are following [link] hjarche: Our Future: Security, Consumption, Participation and/or Green? We use open source technologies so clients can decide how and where they grow their communities, with no strings attached.

Learning = getting the job done

Jay Cross

WordPress, an open-source blogging platform, is quickly evolving into a leading solution for organizations to consider, because of its minimal cost, ease-of-use, and open architecture. What if you had to develop and deliver personalized training to 900,000 employees, located in 34,000 different locations globally, with a complex set of variables that changes the training on a location-by-location basis? The key is single-source learning.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. That gives us four terms: ‘massive’, ‘open’, ‘online’, and ‘course’.

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