Through market access and other barriers, China managed its interdependence with the world economy in a strategic and limited manner: selective coupling where it needed foreign technology, and remaining uncoupled in sectors reserved for local strategic enterprises.
For example, China has half the world’s 4G base stations, and 700,000 5G…
China and the Coronavirus Pandemic — A Timeline
The first case of someone in China with Covid-19, can be traced back to Nov 17 2019, according to Chinese government data seen by the South China Morning Post.
As of Jan 2020, Chinese authorities had identified at least 266 people who…
This article provides an overview of why China’s relationship with the world and its own minorities is a growing global concern.
Chinese Aggressive Territorial Expansion, Hegemony:
A vast number of news and scholarly articles have been published in recent years regarding Chinese activities building towards taking control of the entire…
Taking ownership of the future will positively reset our relationship with technology.
You look out of the window, and it’s all climate change. You start wondering about the future, and you remember watching a video about AI, Robotics and other technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and how they will…
Surreptitiously, by design, globalisation shipped manufacturing, wholesale, from Western countries to China. The resulting rust belt in the U.S. delivered economically disenfranchised workers who fuelled the rage that blindsided the establishment and delivered Trump the US presidency. …
The Chinese company Huawei has a huge public relations problem: article after article reveal more evidence and concerns about spying, industrial espionage, intellectual property theft, and threats if they are not awarded the next 5G contract.
Countries are slowly realising that Huawei is not independent of the Chinese government, but…
A large number of articles have appeared which outline the role 4IR technologies may have in shaping the future. But, many of these articles offer a seductive narrative that disarms the critical attitude needed to expose the reality of these emerging technologies.
Most of these future narratives dismiss the possibility…
The ‘Singularity’ is a technology vision of the future. Will we just accept the Singularity as our destiny, or will humanity map out its own journey?
Every day we wake to news from a troubled world. We are so consumed just getting through each day, against a backdrop of wars…
We have externalised our interior world. Whims, inspirations, ideas… are no longer like chocolate that we savour as they melt away. Instead, we tap out commands with expectations of delight.
Notice the fence on the left of both images. The zone to the right of the fence could be thought of as our World-view, the limits of our consciousness.
In the top register play, creativity, and variety of activities involving human interaction expands our creative consciousness to its ‘limits’.
In the bottom register, play, creativity, and diversity have been usurped by technology; human interaction has been displaced by subservience to the machine. And the human world-view has severely contracted away from the limits of our creative consciousness.
Our internal creative inspirations have been displaced by the smartphone, but no human development can arise from the severely abbreviated world-view that revolves around it.
Sixteen Gathered Moments
Moon through the window
- Ksitigarbha’s third eye
The gold Green Tara
- the shimmering sun
circle clouds -
in the rock pool
Spider on a leaf
seizes a fly under the leaf
— morning peak hour!
the bronze Buddha