Author Archives: Wout de Natris

About Wout de Natris

As a consultant I specialise in establishing new and different relationships between industry, governments and law enforcement where internet safety and the fight against cyber crime are concerned. This makes me a bridge builder. Hence the blogs name. In this blog I intend to stress the need for interaction, cooperation and exchange of information in order to change the mentioned relationships. On offer: a comprehensive training on all non-technical aspects of spam enforcement and a cyber awareness presentation for companies and institutions

Options for the Digital Transition

Over the past years I’ve written repeatedly about the digital transition. In 2015 I organised and moderated a workshop on behalf of the Dutch national Internet Governance Forum, NLIGF, on this topic at the IGF in João Pessoa in Brazil. … Continue reading

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Luddites of the 21st century unite, revisited

Some years ago I wrote a post on the fact that I saw the world automate fast and did not see a lot of people worrying about the consequences for their lives. Nobody was smashing automated production lines. Smashing smart … Continue reading

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I’ve seen the future and I like/hate it revisited

In the winter of 2014 I wrote a blog post under the title ‘I’ve seen the future and I like/hate it’ (read here). In the post I wondered where the 21st century Luddites were. ICT, automation, artificial intelligence all threatened … Continue reading

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The Digital Age and education of the future

For some years I hear people discuss that education needs to transform and adapt to the Digital Age. In one way education has: I am told that so called MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, are a huge success. Classes from … Continue reading

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Keeping the mobile device safe

In a desk and laptop environment it is standard practice to update software. Every other few days some software product announces it needs updating or starts updating itself, depending on settings to mend flaws and/or offer new features. Anyone using … Continue reading

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Problematical archives in the digital age

When I was in university at a time on the brink of the computer age, doing research meant going into an archive and bring out clusters of maps around a topic. All communications, e.g. missives, letters, internal documents, drafts, media, … Continue reading

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Interesting times call for leadership

This post I’ve been pondering on for a long time, but never found the right angle and perhaps I still haven’t. Basically I have these observations, thoughts, ideas and a truckload of questions. Where to start? With the future prospects … Continue reading

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