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Metropolis M » Boeken » De stad maak je zelf

Metropolis M » Boeken » De stad maak je zelf | new society | Scoop.it

Mariska van den Berg deed onderzoek naar de vele nieuwe stedelijke bottom-up initiatieven van de laatste jaren. Een gesprek over de buitengewone effectiviteit van kleinschaligheid.

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7 Reasons Why Berlin is a Successful Sharing City

7 Reasons Why Berlin is a Successful Sharing City | new society | Scoop.it
Germany's capital city Berlin has a thriving sharing and collaborative economy, thanks in part to think-and-do tank OuiShare. Since 2012, the group has facilitated a lively exchange of dialogue and action in many different formats, which has led to a strongly connected network of over 200 different projects and more than 1,000 individuals. In 2014, a group of sharing experts launched SharingBerlin and took the community building efforts to a whole new level.
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Digital Health Is A Cultural Transformation Of Traditional Healthcare Through Disruptive Technologies - The Medical Futurist

Digital Health Is A Cultural Transformation Of Traditional Healthcare Through Disruptive Technologies - The Medical Futurist | new society | Scoop.it

The authors of the paper argue that digital health means a qualitative change on the horizon of healthcare transforming its very nature. And while it comes down to the countless disruptive technological innovations that are flooding the medical field in the last couple of years, the essence of this change is not technological, but cultural.

Technological transitions have taken place in healthcare before, explains the paper, but this is the very first time that they lead to a meaningful transformation of the status quo. When personal computers became widely available in the 1990s, e-health emerged. When such computers could be connected into networks, telemedical services appeared. The rise of social media networks gave space to medicine 2.0 and health 2.0; while penetration of mobile phones and later smartphones summoned mobile health. But from the 2010s, the rate at which disruptive technologies appear is inducing a qualitative change for both the patients and their caregivers.

The paper calls this new phenomenon “digital health”, and define as "the cultural transformation of how disruptive technologies that provide digital and objective data accessible to both caregivers and patients leads to an equal level doctor-patient relationship with shared decision-making and the democratization of care'.
 
The authors describe that the use of technology only leads to better health outcomes if the related cultural challenges are acknowledged and the new needs of patients are met. That’s why we needed this definition – as part of acknowledging the changes around us.

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Teenagers Are Avoiding Sex, Alcohol, And Driving Like Never Before, Says New Study

Teenagers Are Avoiding Sex, Alcohol, And Driving Like Never Before, Says New Study | new society | Scoop.it

Teenagers Are Avoiding Sex, Alcohol, And Driving Like Never Before, Says New Study
Netflix and actual chill.

CHRIS WELLER, BUSINESS INSIDER
20 SEP 2017
Today's teenagers don't seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates.

According to a recent study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social media apps.
The study, published in the journal Child Development, analysed survey responses from 8.3 million teenagers given between 1976 and 2016. Overwhelmingly, today's teens were found to be less likely to drive, work for pay, go on dates, have sex, or go out without their parents.

"This isn't just about parenting," Twenge told Business Insider. "It's also about teens themselves and the economy and fertility rates and people living longer."

Of course, since the study's conclusions are based on personal survey responses, the findings may not apply broadly to all of Gen Z. There are also bound to be members of the generation for whom the traits don't apply, as with any demographic study.

But Twenge chalked the findings up to an overall shift in the way society has operated. She is the author of iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy - and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood.

The book explores the conditions in which today's youth are being raised. Contrary to popular belief, Twenge said, teens aren't lazy or square - they're a product of their environment like every other generation.

In the mid-20th-century, she said, people adopted what evolutionary psychologists call a "fast-life strategy." Lifespans were shorter, work was more imperative, and so kids grew up relatively quickly without as much supervision from their parents.
By the year 2000, though, the US had taken up a "slow-life strategy."

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Meet the CamperForce, Amazon's Nomadic Retiree Army

Meet the CamperForce, Amazon's Nomadic Retiree Army | new society | Scoop.it
Inside the grueling, rootless lives of the RV dwellers who are spending their golden years working in the e-tail behemoth's warehouses.
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Niemand will diese Blase platzen sehen

Niemand will diese Blase platzen sehen | new society | Scoop.it

Der Gegenangriff auf das Silicon Valley ist in vollem Gange. Viele fordern, die Macht des sogenannten Big Tech zu beschneiden.
Große digitale Plattformen werden daher versuchen, mehr politisches Gewicht zu bekommen, indem sie dem Vorgehen von Tabak-, Öl- und Finanzfirmen folgen.
Die Strahlkraft des Silicon Valley bleibt ungebrochen: Politiker schmieden einen unausgesprochenen Pakt mit Big Tech oder dessen Ideen.
Von Evgeny Morozov

Gerade mal zehn Jahre ist es her, dass sich das Silicon Valley als der clevere Botschafter eines neuen, cooleren, menschlicheren Kapitalismus vermarktete. Schnell stieg es auf zum Liebling der Eliten, der internationalen Medien und jenes mythischen, allwissenden Stammes: der "digital natives". Äußerten gelegentliche Kritiker - freilich schnell als Neo-Luddisten abgetan - Bedenken über etwa die Missachtung der Privatsphäre oder die beinahe autistische Unnahbarkeit des Valley, schlug sich die Öffentlichkeit stets auf die Seite der Technologieunternehmen.

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9 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design, According To Ideo, Microsoft, Autodesk, MIT, And More

9 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design, According To Ideo, Microsoft, Autodesk, MIT, And More | new society | Scoop.it
Co.Design asked a handful of the 2017 Innovation By Design Award recipients and honorees working in technology, branding, experience design, architecture, urbanism, product design, and industrial design about the ideas that will impact the industry the most in the next few years. Of primary concern to many individuals? If the current trajectory of design will lead us to a better world or plunge us deeper into our pool of problems, redefining what “better” means, and taking a closer look at who is benefiting from design.


1. DESIGNERS WILL BECOME “MUTAGENS”
“Architects and designers worldwide are confronted with a very interesting choice: Borrowing Buckminster Fuller’s words, we could say that our profession is in between ‘utopia and oblivion.’ It will be oblivion if we continue focusing on minor aesthetic problems. However, it might turn into utopia if we are able to tackle the major societal challenges of our time, starting from the issues of equity.

“In order to achieve the latter, we will also require a different approach. I would argue for a paradigm shift from the ego-fueled visions of architecture of the 20th century to a collaborative, inclusive, network-driven process inspired by 21st-century, digital-driven trends such as crowdsourcing, open access, and mass customization. I think the architects and designers today are well placed to play an orchestrating role, what we could define as a ‘choral’ one: being the ones who can coordinate several voices, harmonizing them into a better ensemble.
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Eat, pray, live: the Lagos megachurches building their very own cities

Eat, pray, live: the Lagos megachurches building their very own cities | new society | Scoop.it
“Ha-lleluuuu-jah,” booms the distinctive voice of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, also known as the general overseer.

The sound comes out through thousands of loudspeakers planted in every corner of Redemption Camp. Market shoppers pause their haggling, and worshippers – some of whom have been sleeping on mats in this giant auditorium for days – stop brushing their teeth to join in the reply.

Hallelujah is the theme for this year’s Holy Ghost convention at one of Nigeria’s biggest megachurches, and all week the word echoes among the millions of people attending.

As evening falls on Friday, Adeboye, a church celebrity, is soon to take the stage at his vast new auditorium to give the convention’s last, three-hour sermon. Helicopters land next to the 3 sq km edifice, delivering Nigeria’s rich and powerful to what promises to be the night of the year.
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The Leadership Style of the Future - People Development

The Leadership Style of the Future - People Development | new society | Scoop.it
The leadership style of the future is the supportive style which does not rely its effectiveness on authority. An effective leader does not criticize.
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Hacker Who Stopped WannaCry Charged With Writing Banking Malware

Hacker Who Stopped WannaCry Charged With Writing Banking Malware | new society | Scoop.it
Marcus Hutchins is under arrest in Las Vegas for allegedly writing Kronos, a banking trojan, three years ago.
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This Solar-Powered Tiny House Lets You Live Entirely Off the Grid

This Solar-Powered Tiny House Lets You Live Entirely Off the Grid | new society | Scoop.it
This incredible off-the-grid Tiny Home, constructed by boat builder and cabinet maker Jeff Hobbs really has taken Tiny House construction to the next level. It’s packed with clever design features, high quality materials and sustainable technologies. 
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‘Buurtzorg’. The Dutch word that could revolutionize healthcare

‘Buurtzorg’. The Dutch word that could revolutionize healthcare | new society | Scoop.it
In many countries, most social care is carried out by unqualified workers on low pay. The economic rationale: why pay for health professionals when you don’t have to?

But a Dutch approach to social care is turning that argument on its head - why use anyone who is not a healthcare professional? And remarkably, it is showing that using qualified nurses ends up being cheaper.

‘Buurtzorg’, meaning ‘neighbourhood care’, allows nurses to act as a ‘health coach’ for their patients, advising them on how to stay healthy, caring for their needs and using their initiative.

This proactive process has enabled the Dutch healthcare system to reduce costs by around 40%, while the time it takes to administer care has been slashed by a staggering 50%.

These impressive figures have not gone unnoticed, with a host of other countries around the world considering a similar style of community care.
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These 7 rules are essential to mindful living, according to the founder of western mindfulness - Hack Spirit

These 7 rules are essential to mindful living, according to the founder of western mindfulness - Hack Spirit | new society | Scoop.it
I’m sure we can all agree that life is better when you fully bask in each and every moment. The question is, how do you actually get there when your mind is constantly racing with worries and thoughts about the past and future?

Well, who better to ask than the person who actually created the mindfulness movement in the west?

Jon Kabat-Zinn is professor of Medicine Emeritus and creator of the first mindfulness center for Medicine, Health Care at the University of Massachesetts Medical School.

In his book, Full Catastrophe Living, he explained the seven essential attitudinal qualities for mindful living. We’ve gone over them below and we explain why they can be so powerful to implement into your daily life.
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— Approaches: Humanism (Maslow) In order to reach...

— Approaches: Humanism (Maslow) In order to reach... | new society | Scoop.it
Approaches: Humanism (Maslow) In order to reach self-actualisation, you must sucessfully obtain each stage beneath it.
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Google Bombs Are Our New Normal | Backchannel

Google Bombs Are Our New Normal | Backchannel | new society | Scoop.it
Google, Facebook, and Twitter’s biggest problems used to be rare instances of pranksters acting up. Now chaos is the status quo.
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The hottest startups in Helsinki

The hottest startups in Helsinki | new society | Scoop.it
After a lean few years following Nokia's decline and economic recession, Finland's capital is feeling confident. "The maturity of the scene has developed," says Miki Kuusi, co-founder and CEO of food-delivery startup Wolt.


Signs of growth are everywhere, from IPOs for game firms Remedy and Next Games to a 2016 increase in early-stage investment of 42 per cent in 2016, taking the total amount raised to €383 million (£337m). Add to that several notable acquisitions – including the sale of sleep-tracking startup Beddit to Apple for an undisclosed sum in May 2017 – and the positive vibes seem justified. "It's still very early for Helsinki," says Kuusi, "but the overall direction seems very promising."
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9 Women Who Are Saving The Planet | Care2 Causes

9 Women Who Are Saving The Planet | Care2 Causes | new society | Scoop.it
Meet the women at the forefront of the animal rights and environmental movements, changing the world for the better every single day.
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Capitalism isn't broken – but it does need a rewrite

Capitalism isn't broken – but it does need a rewrite | new society | Scoop.it
In the 1990s, economists indulged heady hopes that globalisation would raise all boats via unfettered free market activity. Now, but a generation later, many are having second thoughts. That’s because global free markets, while indeed maximising GDP for all concerned, have also ushered in staggering rates of inequality together with a looming threat of irreversible climate change from increased greenhouse gas emissions.

Some scholars are going so far as to blame capitalism itself. James Hickel argues that “there’s something fundamentally flawed about a system that has a prime directive to churn nature and humans into capital, and do it more and more each year, regardless of the costs to human well-being and to the environment we depend on”. But what should come in its place is anyone’s guess. Capitalism is the culprit and there’s an angry band of revolutionaries ready to ditch the idea in favour of something entirely new — starting with granting inalienable rights to nature itself, as Hickel himself suggests.

While certain reforms may sound refreshing, we might not want to reach for such desperate measures as dismantling an economic system that has managed to bring us unprecedented access to cutting-edge technology, information, and medicine at eminently affordable prices. Besides, capitalism at its root isn’t so much about greed as basic self-interest. And each of us is self-interested to some degree. This is a fact of biology we ignore at our peril.

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Managersonline.nl - Tien beroepen van de toekomst

Managersonline.nl - Tien beroepen van de toekomst | new society | Scoop.it
7 september 2017 - De voorspelling is dat technologie veel banen met eentonige handelingen over gaat nemen. Er blijven dan vooral banen over die veelzijdig zijn en veel verandering bieden.

Opleiding en ontwikkeling van specifieke vaardigheden spelen in de baan van de toekomst een belangrijke rol. Konica Minolta ziet dat banen en technologie in ontwikkeling blijven en dat er meer flexibele deeltijd- en freelance-banen ontstaan.
Toch is het moeilijk om te voorspellen wat de banen van de toekomst precies inhouden. Voorheen was technologie vooral een vervanging van de oude manier van werken. Maar als computers de capaciteit ontwikkelen om te leren en te denken, biedt dat volledig nieuwe mogelijkheden. Uit een onderzoek van de universiteit van Oxford blijkt dat 40 procent van de huidige banen verdwijnt door automatisering. Hierdoor zijn er meer mensen beschikbaar voor andere taken, zoals het werken aan duurzame projecten.
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How Amazon Will Use Analytics To Shake Up The Supermarket Industry

How Amazon Will Use Analytics To Shake Up The Supermarket Industry | new society | Scoop.it
Expect the company to transform supermarkets—but only if it pulls the right levers, introduces analytics in a strategic way, and gains employee support for its wide-ranging changes.
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Silicon Valley has been humbled. But its schemes are as dangerous as ever | Evgeny Morozov

Silicon Valley has been humbled. But its schemes are as dangerous as ever | Evgeny Morozov | new society | Scoop.it

Just a decade ago, Silicon Valley pitched itself as a savvy ambassador of a newer, cooler, more humane kind of capitalism. It quickly became the darling of the elite, of the international media, and of that mythical, omniscient tribe: the “digital natives”. While an occasional critic – always easy to dismiss as a neo-Luddite – did voice concerns about their disregard for privacy or their geeky, almost autistic aloofness, public opinion was firmly on the side of technology firms.

Silicon Valley was the best that America had to offer; tech companies frequently occupied – and still do – top spots on lists of the world’s most admired brands. And there was much to admire: a highly dynamic, innovative industry, Silicon Valley has found a way to convert scrolls, likes and clicks into lofty political ideals, helping to export freedom, democracy and human rights to the Middle East and north Africa. Who knew that the only thing thwarting the global democratic revolution was capitalism’s inability to capture and monetise the eyeballs of strangers?

How things have changed. An industry once hailed for fuelling the Arab spring is today repeatedly accused of abetting Islamic State. An industry that prides itself on diversity and tolerance is now regularly in the news for cases of sexual harassment as well as the controversial views of its employees on matters such as gender equality. An industry that built its reputation on offering us free things and services is now regularly assailed for making other things – housing, above all – more expensive.

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Hoe de overheid en de individualistische burger elkaar in de houdgreep houden

Hoe de overheid en de individualistische burger elkaar in de houdgreep houden | new society | Scoop.it
Deze lessen kunnen we leren van bestuurskundige Albert Jan Kruiter.
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LA Tech Map: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startups By City In Greater LA

LA Tech Map: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startups By City In Greater LA | new society | Scoop.it
Collectively, these LA-tech startups have raised over $4.1B in disclosed equity funding.
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This is how a universal basic income can end financial exclusion

This is how a universal basic income can end financial exclusion | new society | Scoop.it

The main argument for a universal basic income (UBI) is that it would reduce poverty and income inequality. Yet UBI advocates often overlook a range of other potential benefits. Digital UBI payments can bring people into the financial system and build their financial capability, unlocking a range of development benefits for citizens and governments alike.

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An Interview With neoFarms Founder Maximilian Richter - Society 3.0

An Interview With neoFarms Founder Maximilian Richter - Society 3.0 | new society | Scoop.it

Introducing households and professional kitchens to the revolution of aeroponics – that is neoFarms’ mission. NeoFarms is developing the appliance that grows your favourite greens automatically. It’s hassle-free, highly productive and easily fits into your kitchen or living space. I recently had the opportunity to meet one of neoFarms founders Maximilian Richter in Hanover.

Society 3.0: “Hi Max! Thanks for taking time out of your day to speak to us. Would you please tell us something about yourself?”

Maximilian Richter: “Well, my name is Maximilian Richter. I am 25 years old, and I was born in Hanover where I also currently live. I studied Industrial Design and finished my bachelor’s degree at the beginning of this year. During my studies, I started working for Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, Germany. I was the only designer in the electronic research department. That’s where I got my first experience in hardware development and how to design for feasibility. Nevertheless, I did not have much enforcement capability due to the strict hierarchy – that’s when I realized that the corporate world was not really my calling. In hindsight I always preferred start-ups – especially when it came to not having a fixed schedule and versatile tasks.


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Are we about to witness the most unequal societies in history?

Are we about to witness the most unequal societies in history? | new society | Scoop.it
Biotechnology and the rise of AI may split humankind into a small class of ‘superhumans’ and a huge underclass of ‘useless’ people. Once the masses lose their economic and political power, inequality levels could spiral alarmingly
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