WATCH: Stepping into Inconvenient Variety

This was my new year reflection for 2020. What are the consequences of living in a binary world, a life of either-or, of one or zero? Life has a quality where the spaces in between the ones and zeros may contain the telling content…

The Rise of Horizontal Trust

When hierarchies break down or fail us, horizontal trust tends to emerge. A hierarchy is a vertical form of organisation. Armies are hierarchies. Many religious systems are hierarchies. Families are hierarchies. In vertical hierarchies, power increases at highly levels. Often (but not always), accountability also is higher the higher up you go. In a bank,…

Welcome to the realm of Technosophy

In 1992 I co-authored a book called Technosophy. It explored different perspectives on the theme of technology. What is the fundamental purpose of technology? Where is technology leading us? Whare different perspectives on technology are there? I used to call myself a technosophist, someone exploring how wisdom and technology are related. I now see myself…