As an avid reader of both science-fiction and political theory I often wonder if nascent Blockchain technologies will substantially alter the governance of the liberal democracy we live in.
Blockchains have been hailed as a technology that could alter everything. From the basics of our financial systems to the way we interact with our home appliances or enter rental contracts. The technology has ground-breaking abilities to transparently link value, identities,...
On several WhatsApp groups I am subscribed to a joke sarcastically captured the spirit of the moment on innovation:
What triggered technological change in your organization?
The IT Department
The Agile Team
As is the case with most jokes, this one is based on true facts: public and private sector alike are running against the clock to implement technological changes that may ease the...
Some days ago, Spanish authorities struggling to control the COVID-19 outbreak found out that many of the Corona-tests they had bought were unacceptably flawed. All fingers pointed to a supplier who had not been licensed by the government.
The Corona-crisis has in fact been said to threaten with supply-chain disruptions that could endanger both businesses and the livelihoods of millions of people.
A number of aspects have been identified...