Friday, February 27, 2015

Cloud and crowd collaboration

Its nice to get a little recognition for a few small things ive done in my spare time :-)  (acknowledgement at top)

and (acknowledgement at bottom)

Do some open innovation today, collaborate and share, its the way the world works!
Nick Horslen

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hyperloop Construction Starts Next Year With the First Full-Scale Track | WIRED

My journey of blogging on one of the worlds polymath, Elon Musk, amazing entrepreneur and his Tesla, SpaceX and Hyperloop leadership adventure. cant wait to ride it!

Hyperloop Construction Starts Next Year With the First Full-Scale Track | WIRED

Monday, February 23, 2015

Free Lunch: Four misperceptions about Greece -

This gives a good analysis of perceptions and a good graphic of their timeline:

Free Lunch: Four misperceptions about Greece -

the Guardian back up some of the issues

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Generation Y & The Social Entrepreneurship Revolution

Generation Y & The Social Entrepreneurship Revolution

Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge

Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge must revisit this for the entries towards the Gates partnership films among others!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

From 2000 to 2015 onwards to 2030!

I share this little narrative as I did on facebook to counter an individual who was using the GFC and the inequality debate as an excuse to sit on his butt and do nothing and say that nothing will happen because nothing has ever happened, its just us and them. Self fulfilling terms with the usual sprinkle of truth and lies.

Enjoy my response:

Stories and narrative, long or short, have their elements of truth and lie, Lacan show us that in the way we use signifiers for the signified to create a symbolic order that justifies our stance consciously or unconsciously. Zizek being a Lacanian illustrates that so well in terms of todays symbolic order which needs to change and evolve as it always does for sure the means by which people are excluded and held down is by lack of choices Poverty is that place where there are no choices and creates alienation existence is hand to mouth and the total consumption of what they have today leaving nothing for tomorrow is poverty. Extreme poverty, in the absence of clean water and sanitation then along with other disease their existence is constrained, with the development of a health system the doctors benefit first but people and especially children are lifted. If they have a school the teachers get paid first but children might might get through education if health allows, that creates their first opportunity to expand their choice of work and trade, to lift themselves and their families and they move beyond those left/kept behind. Developmental practitioners and economist know well from past and present histories, that the more the foundation can be laid down the more it can be built on. Those things that were hand to mouth become physical infrastructure, be they sanitation, roads, clinics or schools, once built they do not need to be funded to be built again, the wealth of that community is that foundation. The ability to use that hand up, not hand out, creates positive opportunities and people lift themselves. When inspired and driven for their families and communities they keep going. Wealth and poverty as concepts are well understood, the evolving story is about the best people ensuring that justice applies and reapplies to develop what people want. Failed systems from failed people are about power and exploitation, influence and regulation, freedom and choice evolves, always has always will. Choice made can be productive, can be destructive, communities work it out when to go for pain and when to go for gain. Dealing with the corrupt individuals and power mongers has always been the priority That rare commodity of common sense is a key resource everywhere, a lens on the priorities is no long just the choice of those in power, information, inclusion and physical enablement sees to that. So #action2015 and is an unpredicatable road but those that make it happen will make it happen

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Bio for supporting International development and poverty eradication

As its #action2015 and #election2015 this year, there are big plans ahead and I've been invited to be submitted as a candidate for a few activities in support of international development this year. As a result I've had reason to revisit my bio of the last few years in this area, roll on 2015! #action2015 and #election2015:
Westminster: (I was the one with the mask and blue tie, half way down the I in IF)
I have lent at 0% interest loans to over 30 people running small holder farms, food, water or trading services in their local community through
TV: (16min14sec in) edit: full video moved, extract>
so thanks for that! Quite a list but still doesn't match the impact of my brother and life saving:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Apple at world record $700Bn valuation as Google starts to wonder and MSFT appears to be turning!

Apple hits a new record, the first company ever to be valued at $700Bn!!!!!!!!
A touch of inflation and market exuberance but all credit to their innovation and hard work BUT its a long way from the day I remember when Bill decided that MSFT should step in and help save them from going under, as part of SteveJ return and new plans after their CEO ousting disaster (video1) with $250M MSFT investment plus some!
Yes in part coz Eric Sc...hmidt then at Novell, then at Netscape along with Scott McNally at SUN and Larry Ellison at Oracle spent millions and years lobbying if not paying the DOJ to fix (FIX!!) the market and go after the leader then, MSFT, of course the market didn't need that, as we've seen with the burgeoning internet players and massive development of sw mkt.
This 6 minutes of history (video2) is well worth watching > what we will see next is the DOJ going after Apple in part coz google seem to be losing their grip with Android, of course Schmidt is there again. APPLE is now worth more than Google and MSFT combined. Id love to know what Satya Nadella is doing right now, I know Microsoft is back in the ascendence these days with everything from Azure, Xbox and HoloLens mind you only months after google glass was pulled so you have to wonder!!


The great thing about Apple is while their share price has boomed because they have announced they will return a big chunk of their cash pile to their shareholders, they also understand some of the mega issues now and ahead: " ..However, he said that any cash returns would come only after investing in research and development, making acquisitions, expanding its stores and maintaining its infrastructure..>>the best bit>>>>.... Apple announced an $850m investment to build a 1,300-acre solar-power farm in California that Mr Cook said would provide renewable energy for its new campus, other offices and retail stores in the state. “We are doing this because it’s right to do,” he said, but added that it would also create “very significant savings” in Apple’s energy costs."

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Photonic Fence | Intellectual Ventures Laboratory

zap your female mosquitos with a laser, gender equality, except for Anopheles please!

Photonic Fence | Intellectual Ventures Laboratory

Debt mountains spark fears of another crisis -

Not at all sure what this now means "% change in debt"??

Debt mountains spark fears of another crisis -

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Technology’s next 25 years belong to the world, not the US -

The multi-tiered reality of this will be interesting to observer over time:

"American technology companies have enjoyed almost half a century during which they have become accustomed to being dominant. That era is over. Many of the western companies selling software and hardware will find that they cannot compete with the local knowledge of their home-brewed foreign rivals.

Technology’s next 25 years belong to the world, not the US -