Welcome to The Emergence. A podcast of essays, commentary, and conversations on the failed state of a highly centralized and manipulative web and ideas on how to reverse this course to create a future web where the user is in control outside the influence of outside interests.
Whether it is through the lens of technology, politics, ideologies, philosophies, social orders, or interpersonal relationships, The Emergence will dig deep to find answers to inspire the building of a connection more representative of the user.
Why discovery should not be exclusive to distribution
Join the Emergence for a commentary from host J. Paul Duplantis on why discovery should not be exclusive to distribution. When Amazon accounts for 50% of all online purchases, should they hold exclusive domain over the discovery of what is effectively public information? When Google is responsible for 87% of all online searches, should they hold exclusive domain over discovery of the public data they collect? These and many more questions are explored in this evolving search for a less influenced and more free market.
Augmented and Virtual Reality with Rami Kalla from Point in Time Studios
Join the Emergence for an engaging conversation with Point in Time Studios founder Rami Kalla on the future of Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality. What are the differences between VR, AR, MR, XR, and Spatial Computing? What are the potential applications in policing, education, storytelling, marketing, and skill development when we enter the world of virtual and augmented reality? What are the obstacles to be found when we begin to replace our smartphones with smart glasses? This and much more on this forward looking episode on the future of immersive technologies.
Point In Time Studios on the Web
Rami Kalla on LinkedIn
Point in Time Studios on Youtube
Year 2045 Podcast
The Information Trap
Join The Emergence for a commentary from host J. Paul Duplantis on the role communication technology is playing in trapping information exchanged between users and providers on the web and through applications.
Since the birth of the PC revolution through to today, people have engaged with digital information through computer boxes on their desktops, mobile boxes in their hands or silos on servers in the form of Google, Facebook, Twitter or Personal applications. What has resulted is a highly compartmentalized approach to managing the flow of information rewarding those who best monetize experiences coming from the users.
In the late 1960’s, before the birth of the PC, Douglas Engelbart envisioned a future where information would be collaborated on more than contained and controlled to provide people with agency over their own experiences. Now there are tools on the horizon to break us out of these boxes and to free us from information traps but this change will only be driven by interests not tied exclusively to the prospects of monetary gain.
Douglas Engelbart NLS Online System
Building A New Internet: The Bold Plan To Decentralize The Web | NBC News
Solid Project Newsletter update
Awakening the Soul of Power ~ A conversation with author Christian de la Huerta
Join the Emergence for a conversation with author Christian de la Huerta on his book Awakening the Soul of Power - How to Live Heroically and Set Yourself Free. In this discussion, Christian and host J. Paul Duplantis explore the book’s theme of harnessing authentic and soulful power within to manifest better outcomes for self and community while diving into the increasing role of women within the social hierarchy and the resulting impact on men.
How does ego, understanding, and self-worth play into this quest for authentic and soulful power and how could technology help release hidden potential within us all? Additional questions asked in this thought provoking episode on looking within to explore human potential.
Find Christian de la Huerta on the web
Buy Awakening the Soul of Power on Amazon
Technology currently monetizing lowest common denominator
What tools could be built to increase value between the connected
Vannevar Bush As We May Think Essay
Douglas Engelbart Mother of All Demos
The Tunable Web
In this episode, I discuss a long brewing concept of building a tunable web for people to engage with information, goods, and services outside the influence of trillion dollar companies. As the web continues to close down into nested silos hijacking the interests and potential of people, there are new frameworks on the horizon to help reverse these trends. Join me for a commentary on technologies and concepts on the horizon to rethink the connection as a means of empowering people with discovery rather than controlling their discovery for profit.
*Separate Discovery from Distribution
*People Motive Over a Profit Motive for Discovery
*Google owns 87% of search
*The Solid Framework
Music Bed - No copyright Youtube music
Outro - Performed and created J. Paul Duplantis other than drums provided by Vinko
Homelessness, Technology, Awareness, and Understanding
In this episode, I talk about a subject I plan to dig into much deeper on future episodes which is homelessness and how technology could become a catalyst to help bring more awareness and understanding to a significant societal problem as well as to potentially unify programs and funding within affected communities.
For this introductory episode, I focus on thoughts around a pilot program being introduced by the city of Mesa, Arizona to tackle an increasing problem their community is facing with homlessness. To learn more about their program visit
City of Mesa Virtual Summits on Homelessness found on Youtube