DAO ≠ D.O.A.

June 19, 2016

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Before we start talking about the great $79 million DAO robbery, let’s make a quick introduction. The DAO is a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (“DAO”) – more specifically, it is a new breed of human organization never before attempted. The DAO is borne from immutable, unstoppable, and irrefutable computer code, operated entirely by its members, and […]

The Highlander Syndrome 

November 23, 2015

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Jules Urbach is the brilliant founder and CEO of OTOY, a rockstar virtual reality and 3D company. But reading this, I did fear at first that he’s taking a bit too much of a Magic Leap (pun intended) here: When I ask him how virtual reality will be able to encompass our increasing habit of watching […]

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What is TV good for?

November 13, 2015

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What is TV good for? The linear, traditional TV of 1969. No, really. This is a legit question. It's the 21st century. Rigid timelines of massively parallel broadcasts of more of the same should be a thing of the past. Or, maybe not yet.

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Excess Capacity

May 28, 2015

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What’s the economic driver behind the so called sharing economy? Robin Chase points into one direction. Thanks to technology, we can build platforms which enable us to harvest the excess capacities all around us. As a co-founder of Zipcar, the car-sharing trailblazer, she knows what she’s talking about. Owned cars are sitting around most of […]

To Infinity and Beyond: Monetary Sci Fi

February 28, 2015

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At ZapChain, the crypto Q&A central, Daniel Cawrey had a pretty funny question: Do you think bitcoin could become the currency of space? Here’s my slightly enhanced answer. As sci fi has a tendency to shape future technical realities (think Arthur C. Clarke and the geostationary satellite, think all things Neil Stephenson from his cyberpunk period), and […]

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Who will win the Bitcoin blocksize war?

January 16, 2015

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My take on this question on Quora: Who will win the Bitcoin blocksize war? Here we go: To quote Niel Bohr: “It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future.” But of course we can always make fairly educated guesses. Thing is: Bitcoin is currently on a crossroads. At stake is the mother of all crypto […]

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Jobs To Be Done

December 30, 2014

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This year, I was sitting with a rather baffling question. What if there is a kind of successful product in the market, you do lots of research and such. But in the end, you still ask yourself: so what are those users really doing there? You can always ask them nicely. But you know, there’s this difference […]

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