An economic philosophy based around the worker, and the `dignity of labour` may have been appropriate for the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but in the Age of Algorithms it is degenerate and unsustainable. Because of the ubiquitous computer, labour has become a commodity, and commodities compete on price. Imposing the higher costs of artificially … Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn in the Age of Algorithms
Ian Angell is a freelance speaker and consultant, internationally renowned as a ‘futurologist’, in particular for his views on the future of money, and on developments in Information and Communication Technologies. He was Professor of Information Systems at the London School of Economics from 1986 until his ‘retirement’ in September 2011. Prior to this he researched and taught Computer Science at Royal Holloway College, and University College London.
On ‘retirement’ he was made a Professor Emeritus at the LSE, and is still contactable through his LSE e-mail, or the telephone number given above. Ian is now busier than ever, writing books and articles, giving interviews, travelling the world consulting and on speaking engagements. You can find out more about him by going to his biography page. For details on his availability to speak or consult for you please go to his consultancy page.
As a break from his academic work, and for a little light relief, Ian has started writing `occult fiction` under the pen name Richard Croft. You can get a taste of `Sons of Asterion` and `The Novitiate` at RichardCroftWorld.com
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The e-book of `Flight of the Golden Geese` has now been published, and the paper copy will appear by summer 2015.
I’m looking forward to attending Gurpreet Dhillon’s Computer Security conference in Las Vegas, May 20-22.
I’ll be speaking in Athens to LSE alumni at the request of Maria Xytaki. Date will be 26th May. Time and location to be fixed. Later in the week on April 29th I will be in Andover speaking at the British Army Headquarters.
In our recently published book, Flight of the Golden Geese (co-author David Lesperance), we describe the requirements for a Smart Region, that is any nation-state/state/area/town/suburb that is optimized to succeed in the globalized and networked world of the twenty-first century. The Smart Region is right-sized, and is particularly attractive to both major corporations and high … Continue reading Six Maxims for Fairer Taxation