What follows is a quarterly email that typically only goes to my small but rowdy subscriber list (feel free to join here), but I thought it an important enough message to pipe it out through the infinite intertubes. Enjoy!
Hope everyone is doing well during this back, but not really back, but sort of back to school season.
Just sharing a quick quarterly take in the hopes of countering some of the quackery and polarization we’re all living through these days. On the eve of a rather frightening and momentous election, let’s not forget which side we’re really on. You can think of what follows as an introduction to Tayken on Guerilla Civics…and another attempt at self-preservation by way of written reflection. …
June 1, 2020 | Taylor Kendal
The average person checks their phone 150 times per day…in the US alone, that’s about 45 billion data points being provided, BY YOU, FOR FREE, to a small handful of companies (and by extension, advertisers) every day. This is asymmetric warfare at scale; the stakes of which we’ve yet to fully comprehend.
defining a complete architecture for Internet-scale digital trust that combines both cryptographic trust at the machine layer and human trust at the business, legal, and social layers.
And while this launch may only mark the beginning of the work to be done, it represents a significant moment of maturity for many of the big ideas and imaginative models related to digital trust that have been evolving within groups like IIW and ID2020 for years, even decades.
So what is it about this momentous launch that justifies such a loaded title? After all, those who know me are aware of my aversion in anything resembling hyperbolic clickbait. I use change the world very intentionally here. Not to feed the trolls but because I believe it to be possible, if not probable, and at Learning Economy, we too have rather aspirational intentions to change the world. If not us, who? If not now, when? …