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You don’t want your privacy: Disney and the meat space data race

You don’t want your privacy: Disney and the meat space data race | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

What does Disney get out of the deal? In short, it tracks everything you do, everything you buy, everything you eat, everything you ride, everywhere you go in the park. If the goal is to keep you in the park longer so you’ll spend more money, it can build AI models on itineraries, show schedules, line length, weather, etc., to figure out what influences stay length and cash expenditure. Perhaps there are a few levers they can pull to get money out of you.

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Google's Larry Page on Why Moon Shots Matter

Google's Larry Page on Why Moon Shots Matter | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it
Larry Page lives by the gospel of 10x. Most companies would be happy to improve a product by 10 percent. Not the CEO and cofounder of Google.
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Amsterdam Tries to Change Culture With ‘Repair Cafes’

Amsterdam Tries to Change Culture With ‘Repair Cafes’ | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

At Amsterdam’s first Repair Cafe, an event originally held in a theater’s foyer, then in a rented room in a former hotel and now in a community center a couple of times a month, people can bring in whatever they want to have repaired, at no cost, by volunteers who just like to fix things.

 

Conceived of as a way to help people reduce waste, the Repair Cafe concept has taken off since its debut two and a half years ago

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Mariusz Leś's comment, May 9, 2012 5:59 AM
Nice to see others have similar problems. Manufacturers tend to see it another way: cheaper and better is to buy a new gadget than repair.
Angela Natividad's comment, May 9, 2012 6:04 AM
I know, it's terrible. Someone recently bragged to me about how every time his iPhone gets a little scratch, he just takes it in and has it replaced for a new one.
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New Technology Will Map Out Pollution In 3D During The London Olympics

New Technology Will Map Out Pollution In 3D During The London Olympics | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

A group of researchers from the University of Leicester will be implementing a new technology that can monitor how extra traffic during the London Olympics would impact pollution levels. The CityScan device can show comprehensive air quality readings for every point of the city, including roads, playgrounds, and buildings. In addition, rather than displaying data for a single point, it can map out pollution levels and how its spread in 3D.

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The Battery-Driven Car Just Got a Lot More Normal

The Battery-Driven Car Just Got a Lot More Normal | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric, the first all-electric car from an American automaker in the 21st century, has the road manners of a gasoline car and looks nearly identical to the regular Focus.

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Zero-Energy Bio Refrigerator Cools Your Food With Future Gel

Zero-Energy Bio Refrigerator Cools Your Food With Future Gel | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

In a valiant effort to rethink the ubiquitous refrigerator — which has seen few design changes since the invention of freon refrigerators in the 1930′s — Russian designer Yuriy Dmitriev has unveiled a fresh-looking, gel-filled appliance of the future. His Bio Robot Refrigerator utilizes a special gel-like substance that suspends and cools food once inserted.

 

Dmitriev’s design is one of 25 finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab competition, which challenged entrants with the task of redesigning modern appliances for the future.

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Can This 'Online Ivy' University Change the Face of Higher Education?

Can This 'Online Ivy' University Change the Face of Higher Education? | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

Meet The Minerva Project, the chest-beating, Silicon Valley-spawned, Larry Summers-backed "E-lite" college that just might reshape the worldwide market for education.

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The Young Influentials: 20 Under 40 Who Are Wicked Smart and Rebooting Your World

The Young Influentials: 20 Under 40 Who Are Wicked Smart and Rebooting Your World | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

In the domains of media, marketing and technology, to be merely young and successful isn’t so remarkable.

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MindMixer & The Future of Urban Democracy

MindMixer & The Future of Urban Democracy | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

The basic unit of the MindMixer is the idea; users submit ideas under categories such as land use, transportation, public health or “visions for the future”. Other users then support or comment on these ideas, bringing the most innovative and pragmatic ideas to the forefront of discussion.

 

When the city implements an idea generated by the platform, it is proudly displayed along with the names of those citizens by whom the idea was proposed. Don’t be fooled by the forum-like atmosphere, this is an instrument for action.

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How to Design a City for Women

How to Design a City for Women | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

The decision to look at how men and women used public transit wasn't a shot in the dark. It was part of a project aimed at taking gender into account in public policy. In Vienna, this is called gender mainstreaming.

Gender mainstreaming has been in place in the Austrian capital since the early 1990s. In practice, this means city administrators create laws, rules and regulations that benefit men and women equally. The goal is to provide equal access to city resources. And so far, officials say it's working.

Vienna has adopted gender mainstreaming in a number of areas of city administration, including education and health care policy. But nowhere has it had more of an impact than on the field of urban planning. More than sixty pilot projects have been carried out to date. As the size and scale of these projects increase, gender mainstreaming has become a force that is literally reshaping the city.

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The Word "Hacker"

Those in authority tend to be annoyed by hackers' general attitude of disobedience. But that disobedience is a byproduct of the qualities that make them good programmers. They may laugh at the CEO when he talks in generic corporate newspeech, but they also laugh at someone who tells them a certain problem can't be solved. Suppress one, and you suppress the other.
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Love this article on the dual meaning of "hacker" and what it says about American culture. Written by someone who knows well: the author of "Hackers and Painters" and founder of ViaWeb, which later became the Yahoo! Store.

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Love this article on the dual meaning of "hacker" and what it says about American culture. Written by someone who knows well: the author of "Hackers and Painters" and founder of ViaWeb, which later became the Yahoo! Store.

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Shopping for a Better World

Shopping for a Better World | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

The core idea of B1G1 remains a powerful one, as it engages customers in the developed world in a way many philanthropic programs do not. To be effective, however, the B1G1 program must be designed to be sustainable and consistent with the needs of the developing world recipients.

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iPavement Puts a World of Knowledge Beneath Your Feet

iPavement Puts a World of Knowledge Beneath Your Feet | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

A new design hopes to put microprocessors on street corners across the world.

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Nottingham Trent Student Makes Clothes Hangers out of Bicycles

Nottingham Trent Student Makes Clothes Hangers out of Bicycles | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

Just in case you don't want to ride anymore.

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Burger King Throws Weight Behind Free Range Farming

Burger King Throws Weight Behind Free Range Farming | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

Burger King said today that it will begin buying eggs only from farms that don’t cage their hens — and similarly, pork only from producers that don’t use gestation stalls to confine sows — with a plan to complete the transition by 2017. The decision is the first of its kind by a global fast food industry giant, and comes amid recent undercover investigations by animal rights activists and concessions from major companies.

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Paris tests 40 urban innovations directly on public

Paris tests 40 urban innovations directly on public | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

The project, entitled “Mobilier Urbain Intelligent,” or “Intelligent Urban Installations,” coordinated between the Mayor’s Office and the Paris Region Lab, began in late 2010 by calling upon inventors and design agencies to submit proposals. After extensive review of 48 projects, the city chose 40 ideas to implement, putting the prototypes in place during 2012. This is the first time that the public will be able to experience these innovations firsthand with the possibility to evaluate and comment on each one online.

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Which Cities Tend to Be the Greenest? The Answer May Surprise You

Which Cities Tend to Be the Greenest? The Answer May Surprise You | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

Cities across the United States and around the world are embracing green strategies. They’re encouraging green building, energy conservation and recycling; they’re developing parks and green spaces; encouraging transit use, building bike lanes, and discouraging cars (some with congestion pricing efforts), and using walkability as a benchmark in their development and redevelopment efforts. The mayors of the global cities that make up the C40 have been among the most vocal and important proponents of action on climate change.

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Putting Digital in Its Place: People are Analog

Putting Digital in Its Place: People are Analog | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

From day one, Jobs understood how much technology depended on the human touch, figuratively and literally. And that if there were a one-word catch-all, it wouldn’t be “digital” but rather “design.” And design, Jobs said, was not merely how good something looked but how well it worked.

 

To him (and for us), digital was more than just tools but extensions of our limbs and imaginations. Not hardware and software. Lifeware!

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I Paid a Bribe and Similar Corruption-Exposing Sites Spread

I Paid a Bribe and Similar Corruption-Exposing Sites Spread | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

The going rate to get a child who has already passed the entrance requirements into high school in Nairobi, Kenya? 20,000 shillings.

 

The expense of obtaining a driver’s license after having passed the test in Karachi, Pakistan? 3,000 rupees.

 

Such is the price of what Swati Ramanathan calls “retail corruption,” the sort of nickel-and-dime bribery, as opposed to large-scale graft, that infects everyday life in so many parts of the world.

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Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides for 80 Years

Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides for 80 Years | Ethical Innovation | Scoop.it

The story is simple: a bunch of black rats almost wiped out a bunch of gigantic bugs on a little island far, far away from most of us. A few dedicated scientists, passionate about biological diversity, risked their lives to keep the bugs going. For the bugs to get their homes and their future back doesn't depend on scientists any more. They've done their job. Now it's up to the folks on Howe Island.

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