New Video! Greater Reset III Wrap Up – Opportunity Youth, Metaverse Labor

Jason Bosch and I had a long conversation last Saturday, a follow up to my first presentation on Derrick Broze’s support for child labor and child sovereignty.  This discussion features content from over 180 slides, which can be accessed here. In addition to addressing the Derrick Broze support for child labor issue, we cover several […]

Fin-tech, Digital Identity and E-Government in Brazil

Brazil initiated outreach around a digital government strategy in 2016 with a national strategy for internet of things deployment prepared by McKinsey was made public in 2019. As is the case with many nations pursuing e-government initiatives Covid lockdowns hastened implementation. In 2020 the United Nations E-Government Development Indexgave Brazil a very high rating, one […]

Omidyar Network And National Education Standards in Brazil

Omidyar Network in Brazil When I was a naive, new activist, I watched documentaries like Laura Poitras’s Citizenfour about Edward Snowden. I believed what was portrayed without really questioning it. I thought I’d found a few “good guys” in a rotten system. Snowden gathered intelligence as a Dell Corporation contract employee to the NSA. Watching […]

The Internet of Bodies and Human Capital Futures Bets In Brazil

Stakeholder capitalism or social entrepreneurship has been cultivated in Brazil by the Aspen Institute, The Inter-American Development Bank, The International Finance Corporation, the Catholic Church through the First fund, and Oikocredit (World Council of Churches) going back at least to 2003. Brazil is one of thirty-three member nations of Sir Ronald Cohen’s Global Steering Group […]

Conditional Cash Transfers and Cybernetic Futures

There’s much discussion of central bank digital currency these days, of its future implications and its technological origins. I’ve noticed, however, there are not many examining its roots in social policy. The concept of programmed money didn’t show up center stage in time for the Fourth Industrial Revolution without considerable advance planning. Social scientists and […]

Questioning “The Greater Reset III” – Where is this Resistance Headed?

My presentation outlining my concerns regarding Derrick Broze’s support for children as sovereign digital laborers and the play to earn blockchain gaming pilot in Morelia, Mexico. All of the speakers for The Greater Reset III have been notified of his position. Is this what their “freeDOM” movement is built on, child labor? I ask that […]

#LockoutLori – Weaponized Narrative 101

Several years into my education research I came across Arizona State University’s Center for the Future of War, which was largely funded by New America and Eric Schmidt of Google Alphabet. When I first found out about the program, they had three areas of focus: drones, autonomous weapons, and weaponized narrative. That last one is […]

Greater Reset III – Do You Stand With Those Promoting Digital Child Labor and Child Self-Ownership? What direction is “the resistance” taking?

I made a short video tonight, because yesterday I decided to contact all of the people who were listed as speakers for Derrick Broze’s event The Greater Reset III to share with them his views supporting digital child labor, child “sovereignty” and self-ownership, and blockchain “play to earn” gaming targeting vulnerable youth in Mexico – Splinterlands, […]