Decentralization, accountability, and shared sources of truth.

In 1991, social scientist and Nobel laureate Herbert Simon invited us to participate in a somewhat alien-sounding thought experiment. Imagine an extraterrestrial observing human behavior with a special telescope. Instead of showing us as we are, the telescope allows the observe to recognize social structures: organizations appear as green blobs, interactions between organizations as a network of red lines between the blobs.

This article also appeared in Comatch Insights.

Green blobs and red lines. Photo by Vino Li on Unsplash.

I write about how technology shapes the world we live in.

I write about how technology shapes the world we live in.