The Digital Life Collective

An invitation to build our technology together … tech we trust for the web we want.   Our motivation Digital technologies are undermining our privacy, permitting mass state surveillance, enabling censorship, undermining journalism, and spreading fake news. It feels forbidding, uncertain, unsafe – more problem than solution, and far from the original vision for the […]

Introducing Google Assistant, the Surveillance Interface (SI)

A new kind of interface has surfaced over the past five years – artificial intelligence (AI) based ‘personal assistants’. Apple Siri started the ball rolling, swiftly followed by Google Now, Microsoft Cortana, Amazon Alexa, and half a dozen others. But it now has a new apogee, a new sector defining moment, a revolution dressed up […]

Workfront and the future of work

The Future of Work – Workfront Leap 2016 from Philip Sheldrake   I'm in Orlando Florida this week with the Workfront team and their partners and customers for their annual Leap conference. It's my privilege to participate in a panel session on the future of work, and to deliver a session with the more grounded […]