The Problem of Time and how to predict the future

Time does not exist, it is something we have created to enable understanding. However time, some measure between two events is an interesting property. When you look at an image (picture) in "Linear time" (streaming) - seeing small pixels/ bits as they pass a point (let not do binary), it is impossible to work out the picture from the pixels.  You need all the streams aligned and when you step back you see the image. Looking at one pixel does not allow you to see the whole. When the separation, of an innovation/ idea to 10 million users, is only time; the question become how far along the journey do you go before the story becomes a picture that most can see, and how near to the end to you have to get before it is clear for everyone? What enables/ allows someone to see a picture before it exists and how many bits/ pixels do you need to have seen ?

Personal Data Companies - the market

April 19 Arkkeo † Relaunched in 2018. Now, "links to your customers' payment cards and automatically rewards them for making frequent purchases." Formerly, "automatically stores and archives all the purchase receipts, warranty, insurance, healthcare and travel documents you receive from the businesses and service providers that you deal with." Camilstore Personal storage system. "Note that it's a 'storage system', not just a 'file system'." CozyCloud † - "a Personal Cloud you can host, customize and fully control" dappre † "Allow people and organisations to subscribe to you and share the data you want to share" Dashlane † - "The world's best password manager & secure digital wallet. Digitteria † - "...puts people at the heart of managing their data usage. Digitteria’s products allow people to protect and share their information with third parties on their own terms."

Freedom within a framework

The image come from a super interesting post "Give Your Employees Freedom Within a Framework"

What do we do now, as our trust in reviews has been broken?

Read this excellent Medium article on "The Age of the Negative Review Is Over" by @jenniferrabin   thinking about no response to worse than negative when we consider attention.  Have a different issue with reviews and that is that I no longer "TRUST" them, principally because of the emerging and growing set of rules, revisions, lies and so much material on what to do to get one deleted, reversed or hidden.  I have come to depend on feedback and reviews for choices, the ability to read others thinking has been so beneficial for online booking and purchases. The reason is that a while ago we booked a wonderful 4* hotel in the 3 valleys; to read the week before we left a very long, detailed and negative review. We left for skiing a tad worried. We arrived, the staff were amazing, the location was spot on, the food was excellent and the lodging was exactly as described. The previous empty nester reviewer obviously booked a 4* expecting a 6* and as it was

The Colour of Consent - imagining a Ux/Ui

Consent is complex , however it has to be solved - so what would a user experience look like? Given that we have to convey an awful lot of messages in a very small space, in a short about of time and be sure we have done our best efforts to make the user aware of what they are agreeing to. Given that under the ideals of data portability/ sharing the user should be able to choose, any system cannot favour or stop the user from doing anything, but we should enable the user to make an informed decision.  This is not a solution, but presented as a conceptual framework of what we need to achieve.  sets out the red, amber, green or some other colour base format. The colour itself would be calculated from answering a set of questions, and the answers to those questions will be key to informing the user about what the company can and will do with their data if the users agrees. A company cannot pick their colour, it is be calculated and provable based on a standard me

Dirty tricks, skullduggery & data portability

This thought piece explores how business executives ought to be debating control over user (data), is less about where data is collected and stored but rather where, or rather how, individual data is used, monetised and by whom. -- Given that platform companies such as Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Baidu, Amazon, Alibaba, Tencent Xiaomi as examples complicate, confuse and officiate what they are actually doing with our personal data, how can leaders position their business to become truly customer centric and put the customer first. As a context, economics defines utility companies (gas, electricity, water, telecoms) as only having one true differentiator - price. Given the ubiquity and certainty of one unit of electricity is the same from where-every you buy it, the market players create bundles and offers to hide the actual price and to make comparisons between the same utility very difficult or near impossible. However, what happens when you don't have a “price” e.g. Fac

Why #consent is the wrong word for digital; because it does not have an end.

For sometime it has been a wrestle as to why "consent" could be the wrong word.  I have looked at a number of ways of exploring this thinking, but have failed to nail the "why."  Here are a few previous blog exploring the thinking: Why the portability of consent is important is  explored here   Layered consent is like peeling an onion, only to find it is not an onion is explored here Why opt-in and opt-out are the beginnings of consent is explored here What level of consent is reasonable the balance of forgiveness vs approval is explored here So this thinking got me looking at when consent ends in the traditional sense of the word.  Consent being that you provide your approval for something to happen. In the context it is used in law, consent is most often interrupted for the next action, next event or next period of time and once the event, time or action has passed the original consent is lapsed and new consent is sort. Consent cannot be assumed o