October 2016: This is a brand new web site, only serving as a point of contact right now. Content coming soon, and can also be found separately on my other sites. See links in the sidebar.
I am a Scandinavian Entrepreneur / Minipreneur.
My current focus:
- My MOMOC concept of the 12 C's (ref. www.MOMOC.info), and related services.
- Online Identities Management / "Personal Reputation Management" (incl. "one-to-many" communication, which is part of the MOMOC concept)
- Information Overload, including my [unfinished.public.draft] explorations (see personal project invitation on my Leeteq.com tech blog)
- Artificial Intelligence, or rather #F4IA (¤)
¤ #F4IA ("FFFFIA")..: "Finally Flexible Features For Increased Automation"... :-) - I personally do not buy all of the the A.I. "hype"; My impression is that we are still (very) far from any kind of "artificial intelligence" in computer systems, yet this is merely a complaint about long misused terminology, and not a problem with the current "A.I." projects, which are indeed impressive (bordering on "frightening", so I do not mind if it takes as "long as possible" to get to any kind of "real A.I.", really...). Various industries (and media) have for decades misused terms like "advanced" and "smart", so now that we finally arrive at a point where those terms are more than just exaggerations, we can transform most of modern society - to the benefit of the population (in addition to the technology and patent owners) if we use democracy for what its potential is... The developments of "A.I." are now providing the tools that can let us make - and use - really FLEXIBLE systems. All else is very exaggerated, but no matter; (more) flexibility and ditto automation (control) is what we sorely need.
(That said, the problem is not so much reaching "real A.I." either, as that might actually solve many things, but rather the period "inbetween now and then": The decades we have ahead will contain ever advancing technology with increasing complexity and difficulties in controlling what will for quite some time be "imperfect" and "fallible" technology, yet increadibly resource demanding in terms of finding subtle errors, etc. During this period, it will also be increasingly possible to misuse it, misuse power, reach unprecedented levels of manipulation of whole societies, etc. I think the 21st century might prove to be the most dangerous and risky of all history. The most difficult task we have at hand is to forcibly, determinably **slow down** and insist on staying in control without unleashing uncontrollable technologies before we know for certain that we can stay in control.)
I am currently in the midst of presenting, demonstrating and exploring one of the effects of the "information overload" that most people now are acknowledging, and for which there are admittedly no real cure. We can safely predict that the sea of information will increase and continue to do so. We can also predict that we all have to accept that we simply cannot stay on top of all the news we would like. We will have less and less time for more and more. Quite unsustainable.
The main problem, however, is of democratic nature:
Aside from the fact that very many people would need to navigate this practically unmappable information sea somehow just to participate in developments of some sorts (products, business, society, etc.), we will undoubtedly seek to automate the filtering of information "to the maximum", since we will not be able to cope with it all without it.
This will create an unforeseen source of power that is likely to undermine democracy:
- How (and more importantly; who) to control, verify and make decisions about how the automated and artificial-intelligence-powered filtration will (or should) work?
There are both challenges and opportunities in this, and I am interested in both, within the scope of "Social Responsibility".
I am currently exploring the following related elements from both a personal perspective and as IT consulting services:
- "[unfinished.public.draft]" (see my IT blog about this, you can find it through the link to the identies overview on the front page)
- multiple online identities: (personal) Reputation Management
- poweruser tools, in particular what the new superuser-browsers can do to alleviate this
- on the security side: virtualisation to run multiple browsers (and more) separately for increased safety (also related to Reputation Management)
- one-to-many Content Management solution(s), where the idea is that each person runs a personal "hub" in order to save time, be in control, secure own efforts, etc.
- and, on the longer term horizon: solution for how to aid tomorrow's democracy challenge (including protecting citizen rights) through a functional identity platform where each individual owns and controls his/her own indentity, not the government(s).