About the Foundations of Medicine

Medicine is the science and practice of establishing the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Medicine is about the quality of life. This blog is about the foundations of medicine. It shows that current Medical Science is realizing the vision of  the Rockefeller Foundation to take over control of evolution and to create, just as the Nazi’s wanted, a new SUPER_HUMAN. The history of western medicine starts with the creation of the Hospital by the Church of Rome.  When the Church lost its wealth, the responsibility for the poor sick in  the hospitals was given  to the Merchants of … Continue reading About the Foundations of Medicine

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Doctor Out of the Box (In Dutch)

Dit is een Powerpoint-presentatie uit 2013 gemaakt om te laten zien hoe slimme hulpmiddelen zoals semantic mining, sensors en proces-management  kan helpen om de processen in de gezondheidszorg te ondersteunen. Er wordt gebruik gemaakt van Paths of Change (PoC) van Will McWhinney om het gebied in kaart te brengen. Dit gebeurt stap voor stap waarbij er iedere keer een nieuwe (medische) functie wordt toegevoegd. Aan het einde van de presentatie worden alle stappen samengevoegd in een Gezondheidsarchitectuur die zowel voor de lichamelijke als de geestelijke gezondheidszorg bruikbaar is. Paths of Change past op Interpersonal Theory een psychologische theorie die de mens … Continue reading Doctor Out of the Box (In Dutch)

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Over Integrale Zorg en de Zelf-Ontplooiende Stad (In Dutch)

Dit document is in 2014 geschreven. Het is eerste instantie gebruikt om een nieuwe (meer sociale) strategie voor de ABN AMRO te ontwikkelen. Het is later gebruikt als discussie-stuk toen er sprake was van het oprichten van een coordinerend Centrum voor Vitaliteit in Leiden. Dit centrum was bedoeld om lokale centra op te richten waarbij er aandacht werd besteed aan de samenhang tussen de geestelijke, lichamelijke, sociale en economische gezondheid van de mens in alle levensfasen. Als laatste is een deel gebruikt als discussiestuk voor een Smart City-beleid in Den Haag. Hier werd aangetoond dat Smart City niet alleen een besturingsmodel is … Continue reading Over Integrale Zorg en de Zelf-Ontplooiende Stad (In Dutch)

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Over de Magie van de OnKwetsbaarheid (in Dutch About Anti-fragility

This is the same blog in English. Deze blog is het gevolg van een  presentatie over Anti-Fragility die ik op 7-9-2016 heb gegeven voor de sofware-architecten van de KNVI (Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging van Informatieprofessionals). De presentatie in 2016 begon met een verhaal over mijn Smart City-project in Den Haag (“Smart Urban Space”). Dit stuk van de presentatie is hier weggelaten op de conclusie na over de Anti-Fragiele Stad. Die conclusie staat in Hfdst. 15. Het verhaal over de Zelfontplooiende Stad staat hier. 0. Over Anti-Kwetsbaarheid Nassim Taleb beweert dat er geen woord in het Engels bestaat voor het omgekeerde van Fragility … Continue reading Over de Magie van de OnKwetsbaarheid (in Dutch About Anti-fragility

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Over de Community of Practice (in Dutch)

Deze blog bevat een presentatie over de Community of Practice (CoP). Een CoP is een verzameling mensen die ervaring delen. Opvallend is dat de zuivere Community of Practice niet voorkomt. Dat komt omdat men Kennis (Theorie) en Ervaring (Praktijk) door elkaar haalt. De verwarring ontstaat omdat men de theorie als “dwingende” ervaring ziet. De theorie is foutloos. De gebruikers van de theorie maken fouten die worden veroorzaakt door tekortkomingen bij de gebruiker en niet in de theorie. Doordat de gebruiker volgens de regels werkt en het mislukken van de regels door de gebruiker komt en niet door de regels wordt … Continue reading Over de Community of Practice (in Dutch)

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About Alchemy and Logic

This blog is about Logic, Alchemy and the relationship between Logic and Alchemy. Classic Logic is based on the Square of Opposition of Aristotle. This square was discussed for more than 2000 years. Recently scientists detected that the Square is really a Cube. It misses an extra dimension. The Square describes  the six oppositions (“dual combinations”) of possibility (“some”, Particular Affirmative), necessity (“all”, Universal Affirmative), not-possibility (“not some”, Particular Negative) and not-necessity (“not all”, Universal Negative). Geometric Logic is a part of Modal Logic which is a part of Logic. In Geometric Logic the Linguistic Representations of Logic are mapped to … Continue reading About Alchemy and Logic

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About Autarky

The amount of local cooperative energy-companies in the Netherlands (in 2012) is increasing. It all has to do with the decrease of the price of solar-sells but there is more at stake. Local energy-companies are part of a movement aimed at Autarky. Autarky is the quality of being self-sufficient. The word Autarky comes from Greek αὐτάρκεια (autárkeia), itself from αὐτός (autós) = self and ἀρκέω (arkéo) which in its passive form means be satisfied, content or “Out of my own Power“. The need to become self-sufficient has certainly to do with the current economic-, ecological- and energy crisis. People are afraid that the supply of vital energy and food … Continue reading About Autarky

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About Intelligent Design

Thermodynamics, the Science of Heat, became an important science in the 19th century when physicists started to improve the Steam-Machine. This blog is about a recently discovered law of Thermodynamics called the Constructal Law. The Constructal Law describes How Intelligent Systems emerge out of the Laws of Thermodynamics. According to Thermodynamics the evolution of the universe has been characterized by an on-going transformation from a simple, restricted, highly condensed, homogeneous state (the Big Bang) to an increasingly complex, widely dispersed, dynamic, multipotent, granular diversity. Energy always moves from High to Low Temperature. This is the main reason why most of … Continue reading About Intelligent Design

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About Perspective

Introduction When we Look with our Eyes and not with our Mind we can See that Space looks very different from what we Think it is. In Our Space Parallel Lines meet at Infinity. Around 1400 during the Renaissance Painters started to look at Space with their own Eyes and discovered the Rules of Perspective Drawing. Between 1600-1800 Perspective Theory changed from a Theory of Art to a Theory of Mathematics called Projective Geometry. It took 400 Years before a few Mathematicians realized that Projective Geometry was the Foundation of Mathematics and it took another 100 years before Projective Geometry started to … Continue reading About Perspective

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About Number and Magnitude

We have lost the relationship between Number and Form or Number and Magnitude as the Ancient Greeks called their Forms. A few years ago a Revolution in Mathematics and Physics has started. This revolution is caused by Geometric Algebra. In Geometric Algebra the Ancient Theories of Euclid and Pythagoras are reevaluated. Numbers are Scalar (Quantum) Movements of Geometric Patterns and not Static Symbols of Abstractions that have nothing to do with our Reality. Movements and not Forces are the Essence of Physics. The basic rule Movement = Space/Time (v=s/t) shows that  Time and Space are two Reciprocal 3D-Spaces. Our Senses … Continue reading About Number and Magnitude

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About the Vedic Square

This blog is about the Cycle of Nine implemented in the Digital Root or Modulus 9-Function. The Digital Root generates many Patterns that were used in Ancient Architectures. One of the most important Digital Root Patterns is the Vedic Square. It is the Digital Root of the Multiplication Table of the numbers 1 to 9. This Table contains the Harmonics of the Numbers 1 to 9. These Harmonics are highly related to the Harmonic Pattern behind the Cycles in our Universe. The first part of this Blog is about the Digital Root. It contains the patterns that are behind the … Continue reading About the Vedic Square

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About Mystical Number Theory and Pascal’s Triangle

The first part of this Blog is about the Triangular numbers, related to the Number 3, the Holy Trinity. The second part shows that Pascal’s Triangle (called Meru’s Mountain in Mystics), the Binomial Expansion,  contains every Possible Mystical Number Pattern (including the Triangular Numbers) you can Imagine. Pascal Triangle also shows that our Universe is a combinatorial miracle. It explores every possibility, is always in balance, expands and moves back to the beginning which is and was the Void, the Empty Set, the merge of Every Paradox, that is Possible. About Mystical Number-Patterns The Sēpher Yəṣîrâh (Book of Formation or Book … Continue reading About Mystical Number Theory and Pascal’s Triangle

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About Combining the Combinations

  “Evolution means the creation of larger and larger islands of order at the expense of even greater seas of disorder in the world. In the process of evolution, each succeeding species is more complex and thus better equipped as a transformer of available energy.: Jeremy Rifkin, Entropy: A New World View (1980). You wouldn’t enjoy a perfectly ordered universe. A wholly ordered universe would be at perfect equilibrium and would be dead. There can arise no Order unless there is a Flow of Matter and Energy which decreases in intensity as a system moves toward equilibrium. Motion, change or … Continue reading About Combining the Combinations

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A City is an Organism

The System of Life is growing in size and in complexity, and so do the infrastructures sustaining it. In 2008 the point was reached where more than 50% of the world population lives in cities. That percentage is growing. By 2030, over 60% of the world’s population – nearly five billion people – will be living in urban area. The System of Life is generating Super Organisms and the City is one of them. Urbanization is only a relatively recent phenomenon. As far as we now know urbanization started in Mesopotamia around 4000 – 3500 BC. For the Ancient Mesopotamians, … Continue reading A City is an Organism

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About Entrainment

In 1665 the Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens noticed that two pendulum clocks in his room tended to Swing in Sync. The same happens with fireflies, cardiac pacemaker cells,  menstrual cycles, birds in flight, walking, dancing, circadian rhythms in animals, quantum gravity theory, dialogues and people in a crowd. Two connected Systems always Entrain because Every System in our Universe Vibrates and is connected. When the Parts are  connected, the Rhythm of the Whole controls the Rhythm of the Parts. The transformations of the seperate parts takes place in two steps. In the first step the variance of the frequencies of the parts … Continue reading About Entrainment

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About Good Vibrations

The Good (Creation) and the not-Good, the Bad (Destruction),  are two Waves that are moving in Opposite Directions. Together they create interference patterns called Standing Waves. Standing Waves are Waves that preserve their Form and can be perceived as Material Particles. If the Good is a Wave Moving with the Clock, the Bad is a Wave Moving Against the Clock. I believe the Good is moving with the Clock because the words “Right” and “Wrong” were associated with the Right Hand and the Left Hand and the concept “moving” (wringen in Dutch). In Magic the Left Hand Path is associated with Black Magic … Continue reading About Good Vibrations

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About the Good, the Bad and the Nothing

Sometimes You want to do the Good Thing and the result is a Bad Thing. Sometimes You start an Activity with a Good Intention but the Activity runs completely Out of Hand because You were unable to Predict all the effects. Sometimes an Activity starts with a Good Intention and Ends with a Go]]><![CDATA[od Result but much later You discover that you have started a Chain of Activities and the Result of the Chain is Bad. Good and Bad are Context Dependent. Look at this little Story: A Chinese farmer awoke one morning to find a horse grazing in one of his fields. … Continue reading About the Good, the Bad and the Nothing

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About Self-Aware Autonomous (Smart) Systems

When a Search Engine crawls the web and indexes information so that you can access it quickly, the search engine is doing Proactive Computation. Servers don’t wait for you to execute a search query to start crawling the web; they are being proactive because it takes Too Much Time to find and index what you want. The Sensory Motor System of Our Body is constantly performing Proactive Computing because it has to be Ready to Act, when something happens that is fatal to the Body. In a State of Arousal  the Sensory Motor System Reacts with predefined Scripts (Impulses).  The Sensory System fails … Continue reading About Self-Aware Autonomous (Smart) Systems

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About Magic and the Memory Palace

In the 5th century AD, Martianus Capella defined the Seven Liberal Arts: Grammar, Dialectic, Rhetoric, Geometry, Arithmetic, Astronomy, and (Musical) Harmony. The System of Capella became the model of the Medieval University. The term liberal means “appropriate for free men“.  The Liberal Arts represented the kinds of skills and general knowledge needed by the Elite. The Servile Arts represented Specialized Tradesman Skills and knowledge needed by persons who were employed or owned by the Elite. The Number Seven was not taken by Accident. This number represented the Seven Days of the Week, the Seven Spheres, the  Seven Planets, the Seven Notes and the … Continue reading About Magic and the Memory Palace

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About Darwin’s Superorganism

Many people believe that the theor]]><![CDATA[y of Evolution is based on the concept of competition. They believe that every gene, every cell, and every organism is designed to promote its own evolutionary success at the expense of others. The big problem with this concept is that it does not explain the enormous amount of cooperation that is visible in Nature. Atoms cooperate in Molecules. Molecules cooperate in Genes. Genes cooperate in Chromosomes. Chromosomes cooperate in eukaryoticcells. Cells cooperate in Multicellular Organisms. Multi Cellular Organisms cooperate in Humans. Humans cooperate in Families and Tribes and Families and Tribes cooperate in Organizations … Continue reading About Darwin’s Superorganism

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About Morphology or How Alan Turing Made the Dream of Goethe Come True

The Ancient Greeks believed that the images of waking life and dreams came from the same source, Morpheus (Μορφέας, Μορφεύς), “He who Shapes“. The Science of the Shapes, Morphology, was created and named by Goethe in his botanical writings (“Zur Morphologie“, 1817). Goethe used comparative anatomical methods, to discover a primal plant form that would contain all the others-the Urpflanze. Goethe being a Romantic Idealist hoped that Morphology would Unify Science and Art. “The Primal Plant is going to be the strangest creature in the world, which Nature herself shall envy me. With this model and the key to it, … Continue reading About Morphology or How Alan Turing Made the Dream of Goethe Come True

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About the Logic of Creation

The Way the Universe was Created has generated an ongoing discussion for more than 6000 years. In this Blog I give you a way to solve this problem with the use of Logic. When we use Logic you will see that the concept of Creation out of Nothing leads to a Strange Contradiction. This Contradiction looks a lot like the Zero-Point-Field of Quantum Mechanics. The theory of Quantum Mechanics is a Statistical Theory. Statistical Theories are an approximation of a Theory. Behind this approximation lies a hidden structure called the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life is an expansion … Continue reading About the Logic of Creation

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About the African Origins of the Ancient Civilization of Egypt

The Ancient Egyptians believed that their Religion originated in the Land of Punt also called Ta Netjer, the Land of the Gods. On the Reliefs of the Temples, the Puntites are always represented as African People. This Blog is the result of an Inquiry into the African Roots of Ancient Egypt.  It contains the following parts: 1. An exploration of the Situation in East-Africa about 5000 BC, called the Green Sahara. 2. An exploration of the Religion that was dominant about 5000 BC in East-Africa. This religion was based on the belief in the Triple Goddess and the Moon-Cycle. 3. … Continue reading About the African Origins of the Ancient Civilization of Egypt

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About Addiction & Burn-Out

When you are highly dependent on something, you are addicted to this something. You can be addicted to chemical substances like Alcohol, Nicotine and Drugs but it is also possible to Addict to the feeling of Power, a Concept (Dialogues, Cycles), an Activity (Work (Burn-Out), Gambling, Sex, Games), an Emotion (Extacy, Power, Sadness), a Person (Being in Love) or a Group (A Sect). This Blog shows you what an Addiction really is about and how you can get rid of an Addiction. In 2000 I became involved in all kinds of projects to Prevent People from Addiction (including Work-addiction, Burn-Out). … Continue reading About Addiction & Burn-Out

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About Behavioral Economics: Why Hawks Always Win and Doves Always Lose

The belief in Rational Decision Making has been the focus of Economic Theory for a very long time. Although everybody knew that Humans are Highly Impulsive and Emotional, Economists based their theoretical models of the Market on a Rational Human Being who is always able to Calculate the best Alternative possible. This Theory is wrong. The Economic Behavior is controlled by the Emotions. The current economic crisis shows that the old Rational Theory is not applicable and the attention for alternative theories of Economic Behavior is rising. These theories are called Behavioral Economics. An important paper in the development of … Continue reading About Behavioral Economics: Why Hawks Always Win and Doves Always Lose

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About Vocation

A person’s happiness and satisfaction in life is a function of how he perceives work. People perceive their work in three general categories: jobs, careers, and vocation. People who perceive their work as a Vocation report the highest Satisfaction with Life in general. A job is just a means of earning an income. When people have a job they look forward to breaks, quitting time, the weekend, holidays, and vacation. Outside of working hours, little or no thought, time, or energy is devoted to the work. The word “vocation” comes from the Latin vocare, or voice – meaning to follow … Continue reading About Vocation

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About the Calvinistic Work Ethic

The Hebrew belief system viewed Work, seen as Manual Labour, as a Curse devised by God to punish Adam and Eve when they sinned in the Garden of Eden. Ponos is the Greek word for work, which originated from the Latin poena, meaning sorrow. At it’s core, work was associated with pain and drudgery. It was the divine punishment for man’s original sin and viewed as a necessary evil. For the Greek and Romans and almost every other Ancient Culture, the Dirty, Manual, Work was to be done by the Slaves. Until Now nothing has really changed. The only suitable occupation for a … Continue reading About the Calvinistic Work Ethic

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About Boundaries

Our skin, the sea, rivers and mountains are natural boundaries. They are just there. The sexes, borders, the social classes, age, color of the skin and educational levels are Imaginary Boundaries. They move in Space and Time. They exist because Humans believe they exist. Boundaries are often created to Protect a Territory from an Outside Enemy. When you want to create a Territory you have to Split a Whole and Surround the Piece of the Whole you want to Protect.  When you are Self-Sufficient you don’t need the Outside. The Fence becomes a complete Closure. When you have to cooperate … Continue reading About Boundaries

About Financial Warfare

Banking originates around 3000 BC in Babylonia out of the activities of temples and palaces which provided safe places for the storage of valuables. Initially deposits of grain are accepted and later other goods including cattle, agricultural implements, and precious metals. In a later stage Silver and Gold were used to pay. From that time on Silver and Gold became weapons of war and a good reason to fight a war. By 700 BC, the Lydians became the first in the Western world to make coins. Countries were soon minting their own series of coins with specific values. Some of … Continue reading About Financial Warfare

About Just-in-Time (JIT-)E-Learning

The best way to define a tactic or a strategy is to look back to look forward. You have to understand history to understand the future. When you realize that history is a cyclic process you are able to copy historic solutions and integrate them in the future infrastructure which is also a repetition of a historic infrastructure. The current model of Education, the Factory, is outdated and will be replaced by the old model of the Guild now called a Community of Practice. Let’s have a look at the History of Education. Education was and is mostly achieved by … Continue reading About Just-in-Time (JIT-)E-Learning

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About The Crazy Experiment of Nikola Tesla and John von Neumann

One of the most influential inventors of our time was Nikola Tesla (1856-1943). He was specialized in “Electro-Magnetic Inventions“. Tesla became a myth. He became a myth because he was not a “normal” inventor. Tesla saw his inventions in his mind. He not only saw them he could even play with them in his mind to improve the design. Tesla invented normal inventions but when the normal inventions were created he started to create abnormal and even absurd inventions. He became the prototype of the “mad scientist“. His main objective was to give mankind the opportunity to become God, The … Continue reading About The Crazy Experiment of Nikola Tesla and John von Neumann

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The Wordwide Carnival: A Short Introduction into the World of Mikhail Bakhtin

The work of Bakhtin was disclosed to me by Will McWhinney. He used Bahktin in one of the many versions of his never published book Grammars of Engagement. The discovery of Bahktin started with a book about Bahktin by Saul Morson & Caryl Emerson. Later I also read many other books and articles like “The dialogical imagination”, “Towards a philosophy of the act”, “Discourse in the Novel”, “Rabelais and His World”, “Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics” and “Speech Genres and Other Late Essays”. Bahktin invented the term Chronotope, “The place where the knots of narrative are tied” or “the intrinsic connectedness … Continue reading The Wordwide Carnival: A Short Introduction into the World of Mikhail Bakhtin

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About Paths of Change by Will McWhinney

“Oh, beauty before me, beauty behind me, beauty to the right of me, beauty to the left of me, beauty above me, beauty below me, I’m on the pollen path.” About ten years ago I met Will McWhinney. Will became the most influential person in my whole life. He died this year. Will wrote just one book called Paths of Change. Paths of Change is based on the ancient Navajo Pollen Path. Will was an expert in the myths and culture of the Ancient Tribes that lived in the Four Corners-area of New Mexico.  Every year he organized a seminar in the Ghost Range for his ex-PHD-students. … Continue reading About Paths of Change by Will McWhinney

About the History and Future of Systems (Engineering) (In Dutch (en Later in English)

Deze blog gaat in eerste instantie over systemen maar stapt al snel over op filosofie. De inspiratie om te gaan schrijven ontstond toen ik een contact werd gebracht met ingenieurs die bezig waren met het verbeteren van hun vkgebied onder de noemer (First Time Right). Continue reading About the History and Future of Systems (Engineering) (In Dutch (en Later in English)

Spelen met tussenschotten, lagen en stromen (in Dutch)

Dit is een door mij geschreven hoofdstuk uit het boek De onvermijdelijke culturele revolutie /  |red. H. Konstapel, E. Vreedenburgh, G.J.P. Rijntjes, SMO 1998. Dit artikel trekt lering uit de ervaringen die ik heb opgedaan met het besturen van softwarecomplexen. Onder besturen versta ík dat er iemand is, die weloverwogen, op basis van kennis van zaken, sturing geeft aan een proces van ontwikkeling. Onder een softwarecomplex versta ik een grote hoeveelheid geautomatiseerde code die zeer complex is opgebouwd. In het algemeen is dit het geval als software ouder wordt. Er is dan niemand meer, die bij het origineel betrokken is geweest en … Continue reading Spelen met tussenschotten, lagen en stromen (in Dutch)

Op weg naar de Persoonlijke Voedsel Monitor (in Dutch)

Ik ben de enige zoon van een boer uit Wekerom en ben door mijn vader getraind in het boerenvak. Een paar jaar geleden werd ik uitgenodigd voor een bijeenkomst van investeerders in de voedselketen in Wageningen. Hierdoor werd mijn latente interesse voor de landbouw weer aangewakkerd. Wat mij vooral begon te interesseren was de relatie voedsel en gezondheid. Door het netwerk werd ik steeds doorverwezen naar deskundigen op dit gebied. Tot mijn verbazing bleek dat al die deskundigen grotendeels in het duister tasten ten aanzien van de relatie voedsel/gezondheid. De reden was dat men zich veel te veel had geconcentreerd … Continue reading Op weg naar de Persoonlijke Voedsel Monitor (in Dutch)

Over de HoloLens (In Dutch)

Sinds de komst van de Ziggo harddiskrecorder een paar jaar geleden kijk ik iedere dag een dag vooruit om te zien of er een documentaire of film op de TV komt die ik wil opnemen. Op die manier kan ik doen en laten wat ik wil en mis ik alle reclame. Een tijdje geleden viel mijn oog op de 5-delige BBC-serie The genius of design. Die werd door het Belgische Canvas uitgezonden. Al snel ontdekte ik dat de serie ook op YouTube te bekijken was. Hier wordt duidelijk zichtbaar dat er een ontkoppeling plaats aan het vinden is tussen zender en … Continue reading Over de HoloLens (In Dutch)