Category Archives: Two Worlds

2nd Renaissance or War of the Worlds

This was the title of a presentation I gave at the Co-Summit of ITEA and ARTEMIS on 4 December 2013. Below is a summary of the presentation. More material, also on ITEA project SCALARE can be downloaded from here. 2nd Renaissance … Continue reading

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The War of the Worlds — 4. And the Winner is …

The table below has been constructed to summarize and highlight key differences in the traditional and the modern perspectives. Each pair of terms are not to be seen a binary “either – or”, but rather as the ends of a … Continue reading

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The War of The Worlds — 3. The Third Wave

The third wave of the industrial revolution started around the same time when modern physics challenged Newtonian rule. A new world view originated from a greater insight into the physical world — compared to the one that had existed before. … Continue reading

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The War of the Worlds — 2. The Traditional Industry

What we call the “traditional” industry today is the result of a major upheaval: the industrial revolution. The industrial revolution reduced the value contribution of labor in the world’s economies by shifting from craft to mechanization and automation. The scientific and … Continue reading

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The War of the Worlds — or: How the Internet of Things Will Change Your World

Have you heard of the panic caused by Orson Welles’ radio broadcast of the Martian invasion? [audio http://ia600705.us.archive.org/12/items/TheWarOfTheWorlds-TheRemixProject/WarOfTheWorldsRemixEdition.mp3|bg=0x0000ff|righticon=0xff0000|align=left] The book “The War of the Worlds” by H. G. Wells was greeted with great interest in 1898, however, neither its publication nor the previous serialization … Continue reading

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