Guy Fawkes, Friedrich Nietzsche and now, Anonymous. The shape-shifting cyber vigilantes are ever-present wherever there is a stir in the people, thriving amidst chaos, evading classification and baffling their opponents with their coded logic.
Software is eating the world, but there is a also a renaissance of hardware, where “hardware is the new software,” increasingly open, agile, dynamic, drawing from similar investment and development practices.
Welcome to the age of adhocracy. As the opposite of bureaucracy, adhocracy cuts across accepted conventions and power structures to capture opportunities, self-organize and develop new and unexpected methodologies of production.
As we know, the iPhone is ‘designed in California, made in China,’ but maybe it needs a new label: ‘Made in China—and a few other places.’ How traditional ways of measuring global trade fail to reflect underlying complexities.
Fairphone is exactly what it sounds like, a fair phone. Standing up for people and the environment in every aspect of its production and existence, the social smartphone enterprise is starting a movement.