A Different Kind of Web Startup

“Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center. Big, undreamed-of things — the people on the edge see them first.” — Kurt Vonnegut

Don’t be the pinball. Be the machine.” — Doc Searls

GLIAnet Redux


Dr. John Snow: First Health Data Trust

Article Four (of Six)

“Trust and accountability: above all else, these are the pillars of public health.”

– Laurie Garrett[1]

Dr. John Snow, Medical Data Detective

Recap: Our story so far

Over the first three articles in this series, we have discussed the desirability of replacing the Web’s current SEAMs cycles (surveil, extract, analyze, and manipulate)…

Introducing Blockchain 3.0 and Cryptodata

A Vision for a Responsible Data Economy

At the Oasis Foundation, we have been developing a vision for a responsible data society. Data is becoming one of society’s most valuable resources, and yet our current approaches fail to do justice to its intrinsic value. Our computational systems today have become siloed and mis-incentivized — failing to respect…

Proposing a new ethos for digital stewardship and a responsible data society.

Today, nearly half of the world’s population are digital citizens — connected to each other via the internet. Collectively as consumers we own some 3.5 billion smartphones, and on a regular basis rely on an additional 20–25 billion connected devices (such as smart IoT sensors, connected appliances, and wearables). Combined…

Richard Whitt

Richard is a former Googler with a passion for making the open Web a more trustworthy and accountable place for human beings.

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