Archive for the ‘Government & Politics’ Category

The desire for a moral economy

Friday, February 22nd, 2013[caption id="attachment_3841" align="alignleft" width="300"] Humanity shifts gear when it demands fundamental change to its real world circumstances[/caption]When people feel powerless, their style of reaction takes us back to a different age and a different time in which visceral protest can ...

Transforming financial systems

Thursday, February 21st, 2013[caption id="attachment_6665" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Time for an upgrade"][/caption]         Without our financial systems evolving we are stuck in a really tough place.So we need to define a new system that does the following:Supporting a financial transaction tax,¬†being¬†implemented in many countries. Protecting the commons ...

Switching on the Human-OS has a political dimension

Thursday, February 21st, 2013Introduction: In Necessity Hath no Law, the obsertvation was made that when people feel powerless, their style of reaction takes us back to a different age and a different time. Visceral protest. These reactions are representative of, I would argue, ...

Achuar community ancient knowledge and modern tech

Thursday, February 21st, 2013Gregor MacLennan works for Amazonwatch an organisation that campaigns for the rights and lives of indigenous tribes living in the Amazon rainforest in Peru.MacLennan explains that huge tracts of the Amazon have been sold to international companies for mineral extraction. ...

Designing and co-creating the best possible future for the NHS

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012Designing and co-creating the best possible future for the NHSThe bitter public battle now being fought over the future of the NHS looks set to continue. Its future shape uncertain, and the mounting resistance that is so visceral is based ...

Openness is resilience

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011What does it mean to design and create open source tools for civilisation?Marcin Jakubowski tells us how. In many ways this story is very much part of the story of No Straight Lines that I have been researching, evolving and ...

The politics of truth and science in America

Sunday, October 30th, 2011An extraordinary story of how science is becoming highly politicised is told by Shawn Lawrence Otto.First off less than 2% of Congress totaling 535 members, have professional backgrounds in science, whereas there are 222 lawyers.When in 1987 the Federal Communications ...

Taking control of your healthcare with Patients Know Best

Friday, October 21st, 2011I am thrilled that Mohammad Al-Ubaydli of Patients Know Best got to speak at the wonderful The DO Lectures. His message and story is important and critical to WHAT NEXT looks like. PKB is a case history in the forthcoming ...

TEDx Sheffield: No Straight Lines

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011Thank you TEDx Sheffield for inviting me to kick off your event recently.No Straight Lines, argues that we have reached the nadir of the adaptive range of our industrialised world. Now faced with an unsustainable trilemma of social, organisational and ...

NHS reforms based on industrial age thinking

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011Chatting last night to a clinician friend - we were discussing the No Straight Lines project, in the context of healthcare.We can see that things could be done better - but the question is how. Is it right to use ...

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