Resources

Section A. George Zarkadakis’ articles

  1. Article in the World Economic Forum on how to revolutionize search; where I discuss an alternative approach to machine intelligence that could revolutionize the global digital economy, based on cybernetics and Gordon Pask’s conversation theory.
  2. Articles in the Harvard Business Review, discussing the future of work: firstly on how to rethink what a job really is; and one more article on the 3 ways that work can be automated using machine intelligence.
  3. Article in Aeon magazine, on the economy being like a “fractal”; discussing several of the ideas that will be further elaborated in the Cyber Republic book, most significantly why neoclassical economic theory is insufficient to predict the future – and more specifically the compensation effect of a major technological disruption in the economy –  and why cybernetics and agent-based computer analysis is more appropriate.
  4. Essay in Aeon magazine that discusses uses how to democratise capitalism by making use of Distributed Ledger Technologies and Cryptoeconomics to reinvent digital platforms and diffuse ownership among participants.

 


Section B. Transforming Government through new technologies

  1. Can Big Data revolutionize policy-making in governments?, in FT (January 31, 2018)
  2. State of Illinois Blockchain in Government Initiative (February 2018)
  3. Self-sovereign digital identity system called “uPort” developed by Consensys for the Swiss canton of Zug

 


Section C. Impact of cognitive automation on work

  1. PwC’s economic report on impact of AI on work – February 2018.
  2. Labor 2030: economic research by Bain arguing that automation, demographics and inequality will have a negative impact – February 2018
  3. Platform Cooperativism Consortium, at New School in New York.

Section D. Politics of the future

  1. Accelerationism: an analysis in The Guardian (May 11, 2017)

Section E. Digital Champions

  1. Remesh: a US startup that uses AI to automate Town Hall meetings.
  2. Civocracy: Berlin-based startup providing a platform for citizen deliberation
  3. Open Data Institute: UK-based NGO co-founded by Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt, advocating a trustworthy data ecosystem
  4. Good country: an initiative for good global citizenship

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