By Lawrence J. McQuillan | Monday September 11, 2017 at 11:38 AM PST | Comments Off on Transcending Government — Consensual Governance and New Technology
“Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous.” –Jim Dator Humans are three-dimensional animals. They require physical space to live, work, and play. Over thousands of years, humans built physical communities of different shapes, sizes, and compositions to accommodate their three-dimensional existence. But increasingly, humans are also building virtual communities that...
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Tags: community, consensual governance, decentralization, governance, government, smart technology, social networks, Technology, transcending government, virtual communities
By Lawrence J. McQuillan | Thursday June 8, 2017 at 4:11 PM PST | Comments Off on How Soviets in 1960 Imagined 2017, and the Biggest Changes They Missed
A 1960 Soviet filmstrip surfaced earlier this year depicting a vision of life in 2017. As Russia prepares for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, it is interesting to reflect on the filmstrip to see what Soviet propagandists got right and what they got wrong. The 45-frame filmstrip, found in a family...
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Tags: Bolshevik Revolution, Communism, FaceTime, Russia, scanning technology, self-driving cars, Skype, smart technology, Socialism, Soviet Union, Technology, USSR