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2.4 Genetically digital

As we look ahead at the code that ends up governing the humankind of our futures, our digital make-up will create ‘real time’ changes in our genetic systems.

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9.1 On invisible powers

The true sense of power code gives us can be easy to neglect because of how small it is. How about we let the robots and the hard drives with the serial numbers do the grunt work while we focus on something better.

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5.2 Minimum Viable Human

We have all the all the datalogic we need to create a better quality of life for the digital human in the face of our own selfish prejudices and the artificial intelligence of machines.

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5.1 On learning faster than the competition

No matter how fast we go, a race against machines is one humans are going to lose. Real adaptability isn’t only about speed. Maybe learning faster than the competition means asking the question, ‘What shall we do instead?’

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2.3 On agency

We need to defend our sense of human agency by thinking about the umbilical connection we now have with code, asking questions about it with the curiosity of children and making decisions about it collectively with the wisdom of elders. It may one of the most important acts of agency we undertake.

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12.1 Operating system or ecosystem?

Is the coded world going to be capable of cultivating the organic value of the planet or will our efforts be about reprogramming it to suit today’s interests? That’s for all of us to decide.

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3.2 On fingerpointing

The lifeboat of sustainable digital economics is perceived as only having room for so many. The language of persecution, thick in the digital airwaves, is a symptom of how we are wrestling with the dilemma of ‘is’ and ‘other’.

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1.26 The futuremakers

We are futuremakers, living in an age when destiny doesn’t have to be entirely random, a world where everything can be made and measured.

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1.25 An emergent ‘us’

This is an age of two-way interactivity, where every digital human has a voice, an imagination and a unique ability to contribute.

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1.24 And they went in two by two

The essence of code is binary, it’s made up of 0’s and 1’s. These bits and bytes of code are protein chains for digital life. You could call them the double helix’s of our digital DNA.

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1.23 Open access and the human condition

‘Welcome to the future’, the app’s release note says. ‘This has never been done before in history’ it goes on.

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1.22 A New Era?

If data is ‘the new oil’, as it’s sometimes described, and attention is a currency, then how now do we make the best use of all their riches?

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1.21 Nascent stages

Looking at the first years of the 21st Century with the benefit of some hindsight, we can see perhaps the digital world is something only now sufficiently mature for us to have a semblance of understanding about it.

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1.20 Arriving at the intersection

This is the greatest A/B test of all time. A test to find the brightest and best path for us as digital humans.

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1.19 About digital genomics

The human genome was fully mapped in 2000 C.E. It may follow that the entire universe of human activity and all its technical connections is fully mapped and monitored in just a few short years.