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Affordable Access, Antifragility, and Skin in the Game

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My talk at iWeek 2013 (http://www.iweek.org.za/programme-2013/) in which I discuss universal Internet access from the perspective of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's concept of AntiFragility.

My talk at iWeek 2013 (http://www.iweek.org.za/programme-2013/) in which I discuss universal Internet access from the perspective of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's concept of AntiFragility.

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  • 1. 100% Internet Access: Balancing Risk and Reward Steve Song @stevesong iWeek 2013
  • 2. iWeek 2009
  • 3. iWeek 2011
  • 4. Cape Town TVWS Pilot
  • 5. Stages of Truth 1. This is worthless nonsense (2009) 2. This is an interesting, but perverse, point of view (2011) 3. This is true, but quite unimportant (2013) 4. I always said so. (2014?) J. B. S. Haldane (1892-1964)
  • 6. Predictability
  • 7. 2009 African Undersea Cables 2014
  • 8. On Predictability Previously Unimportant Mobile phones WiFi Mobile Broadband Tablets Dynamic Spectrum Previously Important WiMax ISDN ATM
  • 9. Antifragility
  • 10. Nassim Nicolas Taleb The opposite of fragile is not tough or robust or bulletproof. It is something that grows stronger when stressed. Antifragile
  • 11. So what kinds of things are Antifragile?
  • 12. Netflix is Anti- fragile
  • 13. The Unlicensed Antifragile Ecosystem
  • 14. Distribution of Android smartphone-originated traffic across cellular and Wi-Fi networks, Jan 2013
  • 15. Wi-Fi delivers over three-quarters of all UK smartphone data
  • 16. Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs (revised)
  • 17. Skin in the game
  • 18. Influence and Personal Risk – a Disconnect "At no point in history have so many non-risk-takers, that is, those with no personal exposure, exerted so much control."-- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • 19. Shuttleworth Foundation Fellowship “skin in the game”
  • 20. Predictability Antifragility Skin in the game
  • 21. ImageCredits Prism, Dawn Light Sanctuary by Ingrid Truemper http://www.flickr.com/photos/ingridt/5551456055/ BY SA Telephone Box by Vissago http://www.flickr.com/photos/vissago/4249091962/ BY NC Antenna Setup by Razvan Caliman http://www.flickr.com/photos/tsk/2760922792/# BY Fibre Optic Sensors by PNNL http://www.flickr.com/photos/pnnl/3638446385/ BY NC SA Reserved Parking Licensed from iStockPhoto http://www.istockphoto.com Cat skeleton by Jeremy Yoder https://secure.flickr.com/photos/jbyoder/3922970655/ BY NC Mark Shuttleworth https://secure.flickr.com/photos/trancept/4141285197/sizes/t/in/photostream/ BY NC SA SAA A340 by Aero Icarus https://secure.flickr.com/photos/46423105@N03/6091150164/ BY SA

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