A Deeper Understanding of Liminality in the Metaverse

f we are to match advances in humanity to the same degree as we have advanced in technology, we need to explore the role that virtual spaces can contribute to the facilitation of liminal states of consciousness. Liminal states are far more than just a blend of the physical and the virtual, they are states of consciousness which allow us to dismantle mental models which no longer serve us before constructing ones anew.

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The Contribution of Deep Tech to Regeneration

Deep Tech and the Amplified Organisation is structured around the transformative framework of the New 4Ps of platforms, purpose, people and planet. This framework is regenerative in that growth is now understood as being qualitative, the three primary dimensions being elevation, scaling and amplification. In this manner, an organisation is able to fulfill its environmental, social and governance (ESG) objectives in an authentic manner, by taking in account the systemic impact of its actions.

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Announcing our new book: Deep Tech and the Amplified Organisation

Deep Tech and the Amplified Organisation was written together with Igor Couto, CEO of 1STi to explain the way in which we work together in a multi-disciplinary approach to deep tech to help organisations elevate their value propositions, scale their platforms and amplify their impact. Our aim is to take readers into the heart of deep tech by explaining the platform architectures, design methodologies and human and planetary dimensions of the digital economy, allowing organisations to reach higher levels of actuation through more purposeful digital platforms and technology with soul.

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How Brazilian bank Bradesco is using its AI customer service assistant to combat violence against women

This week, Bradesco, one of Brazil’s largest banks, announced a new initiative to help combat violence against women. From now on its artificial intelligence chat bot BIA has now been trained to provide specific responses when receiving abuse from customers. In doing so the bank is taking a stand against violence against women and particularly verbal abuse in a highly public and pro-active manner.

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Integrating the Holonomics Approach into a Balanced-Reporting Framework for Small Municipalities

For the last year Maria and I have had the very great pleasure of supervising Bo through his doctoral research at the university’s department of Educational Sustainability which had the aim of “developing a sustainable balanced-reporting framework (SBRF) that will allow cities to change their management focus to include a holistic systems approach toincrease operating efficiency while making strong sustainable change”.

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