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How Trump and Bannon Could Restructure US Politics Overnight

March 11, 2017 - 10:57 -- Admin

We live in a world where we can get nearly everything instantly.  

Instant information.  Instant entertainment.  Instant communications.  Instant transactions.    

Simply and rightly, we have come to expect our decisions to yield instant results from the systems that serve us.  

Well, that's true for every system except our political system.    

Political Networking (how social networking is changing politics forever)

February 11, 2017 - 10:13 -- Admin

Social networking is changing politics, that fact should be clear by now.  A simple proof:  Trump wouldn't be in the White House without it.

But where is political networking taking us?  That's the BIG question. I've been doing lots of thinking about this (it's going into my book). Here's my shorthand for where our political system is headed. We have three political networks to choose from:

How Trump's Use of Social Networking Changes Governance

February 3, 2017 - 11:22 -- Admin

The Trump presidency operates very differently (obviously) than those of his post-WW2 predecessors.  First off, its goals are completely different:  it's dismantling the neoliberal system.  A system that earlier administrations built up over decades.  Second, and equally as interestingly, it operates more like a network than a bureaucracy.

Open Loop Nation

January 25, 2017 - 05:50 -- Admin

The US, as a socio-economic system, is now running open loop.  

Not only that, it's running open loop in an extremely chaotic environment and that's bad news.  While open loop systems are extremely stable under controlled conditions, they can be just the opposite in complex, rapidly changing or uncertain environments.  In those environments they fail quickly or worse:  they run amok.    

Will the World be Safer or More Dangerous Under a Trump Presidency?

January 20, 2017 - 04:26 -- Admin

With Trump's inauguration tomorrow, I thought this thinking might be useful.

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I was on a panel at the always insightful Suits and Spooks conference in Washington DC last week (it's an eclectic mix of IC pros and cybersecurity execs from around the world). It was lots of fun.  The topic of discussion on my panel was the title of this post:  will the world be safer or more dangerous under a Trump presidency?

Botting Politics

January 19, 2017 - 07:05 -- Admin

During the 2012 US Presidential election, the Romney campaign was accused of buying fake Twitter followers from a bot network after he gained a whopping ~150,000 new followers in one day.  Romney's following jumped 17% in one day, providing him with a significant bump in the general perception of his grassroots popularity and support for a paltry ~$2,700 ($18 per thousand followers). 

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