Welcome to The Emergent Era – Emergent Era – Medium

As our information moves faster, we move faster. And as more of humanity comes online (2.3 billion more people in 2016–2017 alone), it’s causing a fundamental and spontaneous restructuring of our collective behavior. The overlay of our evolving planet wide digital nervous system has taken the perennial drivers of change — human needs, politics, geography, culture — and woven […]

Aging in Community: Inside the Senior Cohousing Movement

For seniors who want to age in a supportive community environment, cohousing is an exciting alternative to traditional options such as retirement homes and assisted living centers. In senior cohousing spaces, rather than relying on administrators, people rely on each other to lend a hand when needed and provide much-needed social engagement…. It turns out that a […]

Is Capital Approaching its own Singularity?

So maybe – just as the predicted point at which computers make cleverer computers than themselves and go into a cycle building ever cleverer machines until they are wiser than all human thought, maybe capital has reached or is rapidly approaching its own singularity – the point at which it generates more and more capital […]

Words in the works

A lot has been happening over the past couple of weeks, quite a few things I want to write about and ideas to explore. It’s just been a very busy couple of weeks, and all of my writing (and coding and much of my thinking) has been aimed at my day job. You know, the […]

Capitalism is Skynet

We think of AI (artificial intelligence) as being digital, silicon-based; a computer program. But that’s not entirely true. Algorithms don’t have to be written in C or Python. Computers are the most efficient way to run algorithms, but they’re not the only ones… Capitalism, as a weak AI, is built upon an unbearable abstraction — […]

How Digital Nomads Went From Niche to Normal

Both cost and diversity of personnel contribute value to a remote work friendly environment. “As companies tighten their purse strings, they’re spreading out their hires—this year, and for years to come.” Source: How Digital Nomads Went From Niche to Normal

Social Media is Broken…Communities Can Help – The Community Roundtable

“Community managers have been unpacking engagement for decades and unlocking its secrets. We’ve turned what community professionals know about engagement into TheCR’s Work Out Loud model, which categorizes different types of engagement based on their core value – validate to increase comfort, share to increase connection, ask & answer to increase trust and explore to […]

WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan”

Congratulations to the WordPress 4.7 team, and everyone in the WordPress.org community, on the launch of Vaughan. Version 4.7 of WordPress, named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.7… Source: WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan”