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by Julius WiedemannPublished on : Nov 05, 2020
Maybe, for the first time in history, we have accumulated so much knowledge that we are now able to reimagine our existence in a more attainable fashion, including looking more into the outer space as a feasible proposition. We will soon be able to reprogram our genes to have a different outcome than nature had chosen for us. It might look scary initially, but we have been doing it already for quite some time. We do surgeries to change our body not because we need, but because we want. We correct failures in our evolutionary process by operating our eyes or to cure cancer. We even take pieces of our body to prevent diseases. Revolutionaries have greater will. Like Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Nikola Tesla, Leonardo Da Vinci, Alexander Graham Bell, Sandford Fleming, Marie Curie, and many others, they will keep coming in larger numbers, and will always challenge the status quo, our comfort zones, and will propose new ways of changing the world. The difference I try to understand, is how digital technologies have impacted not only the way we do things, but rather, the way we think about the world, and all the possibilities surrounding us. This series aims to describe different phenomena that one way or another, are shifting the paradigms of what we are allowed to imagine. This new boundaryless modus operandi has been democratised, which means many more people will be able to influence the world with new technologies. I would claim that the new frontiers are starting to be imagined now, and they are to a great extent built on digital legacies.
1. Digital Legacies: An introduction on digital cultures
The first in the series explores the idea of culture, seeking to find patterns that explain the influences and inspirations of technology and the digital era.
2. Digital Legacies: Ownership
This column questions the changing notion of ‘ownership’ within the digital era, which has created the sharing economy, online services and non-physical commodities.
3. Digital Legacies: Transparency
Julius Wiedemann observes that open technologies, exposed services, communication and see-through materials in architecture fuel a world of increasing transparency.
4. Digital Legacies: Education
This column discusses the ongoing revolution in the field of education where open-source information is readily accessible, giving rise to more questions than answers.
5. Digital Legacies: Connectivity
The columnist explores how connectivity in a digital sense has created an unprecedented global civilisation, with information constantly circulating like blood, keeping the world alive.
6. Digital Legacies: Generation Gap
Change is speeding up, says ‘digital immigrant’ Julius Wiedemann as he contemplates on generation gaps and the role of technology in causing generations to ‘evolve’ much faster.
Julius Wiedemann goes back in time to analyse the path that brought us into a time where almost everyone has access to the knowledge humankind has created so far.
Analysing how data and information are used in a world where digital tools are being democratised to advance technology.
9. Digital Legacies: Co-everything
The column delves into the rise of digital collaborations, noting that interdependence is becoming the very fabric of future creation in more engaging environments.
10. Digital Legacies: Hyperlinking
Joining the dots with all the information mankind has accumulated till date, hyperlinking might lead to undiscovered ideas, further advancing the 'age of information'.
11. Digital Legacies: Reminders
The columnist contemplates how we use digital technologies to aid our cognitive bandwidths and how our phone’s chiming reminders are more than just a flash on the screen.
To Julius Wiedemann, new forms of sharing has been a clear indication of living in different times - a time where information flows easily, quickly and benevolently.
13. Digital Legacies: Remote Work
Julius Wiedemann comments on the anticipated paradigm shift in economies, caused by the acceleration of remote work and digital technologies.
14. Digital Legacies: Self-determination
Julius Wiedemann explores how self-determination works as an important tool to aid personal and professional growth, and helps individuals develop a sense of ownership.
15. Digital Legacies: Criticism
Julius Wiedemann delves into how criticism is communicated through technology and if forms of online moderation for opinions and ratings are a necessary evil to combat an excess of information.
16. Digital Legacies: The Original
Julius Wiedemann questions the concept of ‘the original’ in an increasingly digitised world, and explores the significance of reality and physicality in the digital realm.
17. Digital Legacies: Final Product
Julius Wiedemann discusses the dynamic process that lead towards a final product and the possibilities of user interaction at every stage in the digital world.
18. Digital Legacies: Communities
Julius Wiedemann delves into the meaning of community and how togetherness works on digital platforms.
Julius Wiedemann questions the connotations of career in a fast-moving digital world and how human skills and technology can work together for the future.
20. Digital Legacies: Simulation
Julius Wiedemann explores the possibilities of the future in the realm of simulations and how predictions can drive us to think beyond our world.
21. Digital Legacies: Zoom (macro to micro)
Julius Wiedemann hones in on how data is understood, processed, and scrutinised at a macro to a micro level and how data analytics impact our lives
22. Digital Legacies: Designing influence
Julius Wiedemann talks about power and control in terms of how we think and perceive our realities and how much of it can be influenced by silent psychological moves.
23. Digital Legacies: Stimulation
Julius Wiedemann discusses the habit-building effects of the constant stimulations of the digital world, and how reminders and notifications have become a part of our everyday movement.
24. Digital Legacies: Activism
Julius Wiedemann debates the role of online activism and how it has impacted the world in the last two decades, from politics to social media and the internet’s trolling culture.
Julius Wiedemann observes and dissects user privacy online; from data being surveyed and collected from free platforms such as youtube and Facebook to 5G and its implications.
26. Digital Legacies: Self-Employment
Julius Wiedemann evaluates the state of post pandemic workspace, the shifts in the system and virtues to nurture in the new world.
27. Digital Legacies: Non-linear Competition
Julius Wiedemann decodes the success matrix of digital companies, the business of competition and the importance of pleasure and purpose in the online space.
Julius Wiedemann delves into the shift in ways we are accessing and interacting with our screen-based world and observes that fingers might now become obsolete.
29. Digital Legacies: Anonymity
Julius Wiedemann investigates the architecture of ‘anonymity’ in the online space today, deeming it as a quest worth reflecting on and one of the greatest luxuries of our time.
30. Digital Legacies: Surveillance
Julius Wiedemann explores how data collection systems have subtly embedded themselves into every facet of modern-day living, with their tradeoffs and potential for misuse.
Julius Wiedemann dissects cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and the quantifiable value of tangible art in an increasingly digital world.
Julius Wiedemann explores the ideas and consequences behind differing values and generational divides as they shape a world in constant flux.
Julius Wiedemann sheds light on the nature of armed conflicts along with their consequences and representations in the media during the current technological age.
Julius Wiedemann unravels the global web of surveillance, tracking and monitoring systems used to constrain and sway the actions and will of humankind.
Julius Wiedemann discusses how online and personal environments, of work and pleasure, have transformed and are here to stay, to adapt to the continuing COVID-19 global pandemic.
Julius Wiedemann traces the evolution of links between trade and international relations, arriving at their current manifestations in the modern digital world.
37. Digital Legacies: Ecosystems
Julius Wiedemann breaks down the interwoven web of systems, products and services orchestrated to engage and interconnect every aspect of our daily lives.
38. Digital Legacies: Popularity
Julius Wiedemann analyses current definitions of popularity, honing in on how digitalisation has granted greater all-round access, contrasted by demands for constant interaction.
Julius Wiedemann dissects current communication systems, illuminating our susceptibility to misinformation and unquenchable desire to express views in the digital sphere.
40. Digital Legacies: Perfection
Julius Wiedemann examines humankind’s unyielding pursuit of perfection, its effects on technological evolution, and potential to reshape the world through the lens of sustainability.
Julius Wiedemann traces the evolution of relationships between technology and nature throughout history while delving into what they may spell out for the future.
Julius Wiedemann explores the various manifestations of deceit and the threats we expose ourselves to while living in a technologically integrated society.
43. Digital Legacies: Nowhere, everywhere
Julius Wiedemann analyses the merits and drawbacks of constant information exchange in a perpetually connected world, and the blurring lines between real and virtual experiences.
44. Digital Legacies: Existence
Julius Wiedemann decodes the motives behind the privatised space race, its potential effects on tourism, and the need to cooperate in conserving the world we currently inhabit.
45. Digital Legacies: Management
Julius Wiedemann delves into the evolution of modern business environments, their inherent generational divides, and the effects of ready-made systems and real-time feedback loops.
46. Digital Legacies: Power Struggle
Julius Wiedemann analyses the current climate of information control and its relation to the media’s new role of simultaneously reporting on and influencing global power struggles.
47. Digital Legacies: Transportation
Julius Wiedemann discusses dramatic recent advances in mobility resulting from the onset of location tracking alongside the introduction of autonomous and airborne vehicles.
Julius Wiedemann examines the mental strain and attention deficits induced by contemporary demands for multitasking and constant engagement with digital media.
Julius Wiedemann dives into the metamorphosis of the modern music industry, brought on by the introduction of digital tools and the democratisation of recording and releases.
Julius Wiedemann decodes generation gaps, nostalgia, evolving work environments, and the new skill sets required to survive in a technologically advanced society.
51. Digital Legacies: Development
Julius Wiedemann talks about the notion of freedom, and how social and technological changes empower each other.
52. Digital Legacies: Cooperation
Julius Wiedemann outlines new models of corporate management that have come to the fore in the digital age as well as the concepts and values necessary for their optimisation.
53. Digital Legacies: Humility
Julius Wiedemann analyses the effects of humanity’s limited capacity to comprehend consequences of the digital revolution and the need for humility in approaching new concepts.
54. Digital Legacies: Climate Change
Julius Wiedemann discusses the transformation of attitudes towards man-made climate change with improved climate modelling technology and increases in extreme weather phenomena.
Julius Wiedemann delves into the present-day competition over naming rights and recognition, with regards to their applications in online domains, branding, and social media.
56. Digital Legacies: Valuation
Julius Wiedemann explores prevailing systems of financial valuation and the paradigm shifts they have catalysed in various global markets and sectors.
57. Digital Legacies: Rebranding
Julius Wiedemann investigates Facebook’s rebranding as Meta, where CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to build the “metaverse”, a digital world comprising AR and VR headsets.
58. Digital Legacies: Politics
Julius Wiedemann examines the emergence of on-demand delivery services, with regards to their exponential growth, strong market allure, and grand designs for global expansion.
59. Digital Legacies: Politics
Julius Wiedemann dives into how technology has transformed the systems and practices behind the game of contemporary politics, along with the unscrupulous tactics it now involves.
Julius Wiedemann dives into the death of naivety and the need to be hyper aware of heinous misinformation and manipulative tactics employed by individuals and societal institutions.
61. Digital Legacies: Business as Unusual
Julius Wiedemann contemplates the boom and prevalence of tech-led start-ups from all over the world, fitting into our commercial and capitalist lifestyles with technology at the core.
62. Digital Legacies: Discounting
Julius Wiedemann explores the diminishing value of discounting and commercial holidays, as part of the escalating battle between physical retail and the e-commerce market.
Julius Wiedemann discusses changing priorities and new paradigms with respect to executive positions in companies, and the effects of these changes on the corporate world at large.
Julius Wiedemann anticipates that dropping out of universities will become normal in the coming years and that the future professions will need more skills than degrees and diplomas.
65. Digital Legacies: Holidays
Julius Wiedemann contemplates the digital tools and new rules of engagement that have come to the fore during another holiday season overshadowed by the ongoing pandemic.
66. Digital Legacies: Online Gaming
Julius Wiedemann dives into the vibrant world of online gaming, its increasing accessibility to people across borders, and the potential benefits of gamification in other fields.
67. Digital Legacies: Project Management
Julius Wiedemann analyses the ubiquity of digital tools in managing collaborative workplace processes, charting a potential path for their evolution in tandem with technology.
68. Digital Legacies: Role Model
Julius Wiedemann examines the immense influence held by public figures, brands, and digital media, along with its implications on truth and public opinion in the modern world.
Julius Wiedemann contemplates the creation of a startup ‘Bible’ through the various models by which countries and enterprises explore new ideas and technologies across the world.
70. Digital Legacies: Nature’s Backend
Julius Wiedemann delves into the union of technology and conservation in sustainable reforestation, through the eyes of Brazil-based projects Symbiosis Investimentos and Coomflona.
71. Digital Legacies: Emissions
Julius Wiedemann discusses the intertwined issues of advancing technology and carbon-intensive development models, alongside their repercussions on the climate and energy crises.
72. Digital Legacies: Owning content
Julius Wiedemann analyses how content production, acquisition, and ownership shapes market competition in the era of streaming across mediums of video, audio, and virtual reality.
73. Digital Legacies: Parallel War
Julius Wiedemann delves into the intertwined domains of physical and digital warfare in the present day, examining their effects on the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Julius Wiedemann examines prevalent scenarios pertaining to the scarcity and abundance of food, as relationships between food production and technology grow ever closer.
Julius Wiedemann contemplates the evolution of historical archiving and research in the digital age, pondering how this repository of data can project paths toward a better future.
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