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Sunday, April 20, 2008

What's new in questioning?

Recently I recollected an old and very popular Soviet spy movie "17 moments of spring" and found an appropriate fragment of it:



Yes really, when people want to know/understand something (regardless of the topic) they ask and answer the questions. For example, FAQ section is a common way to explain services.

But getting answers is not enough because the more variants of their understanding (knowledge) you have the more risk to choose the wrong variant:


(from Textviruslab research)

Unfortunately people tend to follow stereotypes when think over answers. True knowledge resides in matching of counterparts' views and reality.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The future of money

"The future of money" will be a conference in Amsterdam (Thursday, April 24, 2008).

Do they maintain my two years old tradition of Knowledge Money or do they go a parallel way? It is not so important, I think.

Important that futurists and business persons share the idea:

"The monetary system is losing its reliability ... Because of the free exchange of knowledge on production, distribution and conservation, as well as the enormous overproduction of formally scarce goods the economic landscape will change dramatically. The future of money will not be the future of the dollar, the yen or gold, but the soundness and loyalty of the individual's attention and loyality given to organizations, systems, problems that have to be solved or their fellow individuals".