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Sceenius Sessions: Serious Play

This is a bite sized conversation podcast between John Kellden and I.

Please add your thoughts on the question posed in the video by typing them into the comments on Youtube.

Beyond Jobs

The LA Times recently ran an op-ed by Bryan Dean Wright advocating for the creation of a Data Mining Royalty Fund — in part as a way to provide a basic income to people whose jobs will be eliminated in the near future by robots and artificial intelligence.

Jaron Lanier and others have advocated similar schemes. In my opinion, they miss the point. The point isn’t “can we monetize” our private information instead of only “others” monetizing our private info. The point is: how do we “steer ourselves as a community most effectively.”

This author’s proposal is most accurately thought of as a community subsidy.
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Tensions related to identity and community regulation

I’ve already linked to this paper previously.  This full text version is being posted for archival purposes.  I originally wrote this white paper in the run up to the original Rebooting the Web of Trust “DesignShop.”  Since then, Continue reading


without the tumble,
we would have kept walking
and missed the show the world put on for just us.

that little cove, nestled in Cambria,
where you bled into the pacific
and I carried your embarrassment across crunchy wet pebbles
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My White Papers leading up to the “Rebooting the Web of Trust” kickoff

For last week’s Rebooting the Web of Trust workshop, I submitted three white papers.  I recently shared one of them (a poem) on this blog (The Naming of Things).

Here are the links to the other two.

Identity, Guidance and Situational Awareness (shorter, easier read)

Tensions Related to Identity and Community Regulation (a deep dive into identity, meaning and societal relations)

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The Naming of Things

Next week, I’m attending a kickoff “DesignShop” called Rebooting the Web of Trust.  It is an event that is pulling together many of the world’s leading experts on privacy, identity and security — and aims to begin building the foundation of a new system for managing identity and coordination on the internet.

I wrote up the following short poem as one of my white papers.
The Naming of Things

Here we come all together
for two days in November.
Decades of experience, with us we bring
to help the world start to name every thing
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The CLLBRTV Vision

The World is Broken

I came up with the idea to launch CLLBRTV a few months ago. For about 8 years, I had been working to redesign internet architecture in ways that could assist communities in self-regulating, even at massive scale.

My work was geeky. Like really geeky.

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My kind of entrepreneur

photo: Yarrow Kraner

photo: Yarrow Kraner

Today, someone asked me what kind of entrepreneur I am. I asked some friends if they could help me “label” what I do.

I’m a social entrepreneur (and a political philosopher). My focus is on designing a functional global regulatory system.

That ends up looking less like “politicians, laws, police, courts and prisons” and more like individuals making informed decisions using internet tools that help them leverage the custom remixed insights of others they trust.

In essence, I work on redesigning the Internet in ways that can enable communities to self-regulate.

For me, the goal is transformation in ways that are both actually beneficial and sustainable.

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Start with stories and don’t take the ideas so seriously


I’ve just wrapped up participation in a two day retreat (New Collaborative Ecosystem) that was at times challenging, and at times exhilarating.

There were many conversations at this retreat but aside from meeting some aligned collaborators (yay!), the biggest takeaway for me, personally, was actually this:

In one-on-one, or small group interactions, I am usually very humorous, light-hearted and playful.

However, when presenting ideas that matter to me, especially in front of larger groups, or when I am writing, I usually shift into a calm, clear and passionate, but rational presentation “mode” that feels like a “professor” and focuses entirely on the ideas and maybe their impact on the world, while leaving my own personal humanity, and that of the people I am speaking to — out.

This doesn’t serve me or others well, and it doesn’t do the ideas justice.

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