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Eye Opening Short Video Summarizes Everything That’s Wrong With Our Society

Eye Opening Short Video Summarizes Everything That’s Wrong With Our Society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By: Collective Evolution. Although many who visit our website have probably already seen this, it’s definitely worth sharing as it is a major eye opener.
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The best and worst books on tech and society I read in 2014 - TechRepublic

The best and worst books on tech and society I read in 2014 - TechRepublic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Discover some of the best books about technology and society from the past year, along with great science-fiction novels hinting at what's yet to come.

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Starting a Gift Economy

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In 2007, ‘economy’ was not really a hot topic and was mostly left aside for those who ‘knew what they were doing’. This surprised me because I feel so passionate about the subject. As if the economy – the way in which we arrange our physical existence together – didn’t have much to do with our daily lives! I had started to understand how much our economy affects us, not just in our day-to-day affairs, but also in how we think and feel, and even how we deal with the way we love each other.
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polylog / themes / focus / Kwasi Wiredu: Democracy and Consensus in African Traditional Politics. A Plea for a Non-party Polity

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Wiredu discusses the consensus principle in the political system of the Ashantis in Ghana as a guideline for a recommendable path for African politics.
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Post-election statement: Leaving the 20th century | Compass

Post-election statement: Leaving the 20th century | Compass | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On the one hand the incredible rise of UKIP, echoed across much of the continent in a surge of support for populist anti-EU and anti-immigrant parties, is a grim omen of things to come. A party with some very unsettling messages, and even more unsettling people, has just won a nationwide election. But on the other hand, their dramatic rise in support jolts us into confronting these seismic shifts taking place. Moreover, at the very time the old politics is disintegrating, new ways of being and doing are opening up that give us hope. UKIP maybe leading the headlines, but there’s much more going on in politics beyond the main parties.

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The odd psychology of the compassionate crowd – Michael Bond – Aeon

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Crowds aren’t really crazed – they are made of highly co-operative individuals driven to shared interests and goals
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Plutocracy without end: Why the 1 percent always defeats the middle class

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There are more of us than them. But income inequality keeps getting worse -- and there is sadly no end in sight
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Marco Casagrande_TEXT: P A R A C I T Y

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A paracity is an organic structure which can encompass a large number of human individuals. It has some things in common with our current urbanised areas however a paracity is not bound to space. It can live off a currently existing city and inhabit the same space. It can be seen as a second layer on top of a society. A paracity lives off another city like a parasite off its host. 
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The Metropolitan Revolution: Cities on the Rise out of Necessity

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In the face of “federal gridlock, economic stagnation and fiscal turmoil,” cities and metropolitan areas across the country are tackling the pressing problems that Washington won’t, says Jennifer Bradley, a fellow at the Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Program. Her new book The Metropolitan Revolution (with Brookings colleague Bruce Katz) is about cities that are instigating change from the ground up in partnership with nonprofits, foundations, and citizens.
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From MWC, innovations that will transform our society - The Networked Society Blog

From MWC, innovations that will transform our society - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The MWC craziness is in full swing with a running stream of announcements and launches, hands being shaken, agreements signed, and expectations being expressed about continuous evolution with connectivity as the cornerstone. It’s amazing to be here in the center of the mobile universe!

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Sumak Kawsay, Interculturality and Decolonialization

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Many commentators have been highlighting the novelty of the Ecuadorian constitution’s recognition of the right to nature and even the concepts of buen vivir and sumak kawsay (‘good living’ in Spanish and Quechua respectively), analyzing them as though they were simple variations of liberal concepts that can be found in other Latin American constitutions. However, the subject encompasses themes that have not yet been sufficiently explored.

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Jobs in a Resource-Based Economy

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I would like to offer my suggestions for how the concept of employment could be addressed, defined, and/or enacted in a resource-based economy (RBE).  I work in healthcare, and I see a wholly viable paradigm available for emulation in the medical community’s path of what I will refer to as “Rotation-and-Specialization” (RAS).  I will refer to the occupation itself as a service performed by an individual to serve shared needs.  Calling a job in a RBE a service makes much more sense to me, because individuals would need to serve in a role (ostensibly several) in order to maintain necessary services.
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How Yahoo Research Labs Studies Culture as a Formal Computational Concept | MIT Technology Review

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The ultimate goal: a truly computational understanding of human society, say Yahoo’s computational anthropologists.
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The Individual and The Collective - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

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Which is more important? The Individual, or the Collective? What if it’s neither?  In this multipart Essay, I will explore the worldview underlying my predictions and attempt to illustrate that one can be both a self serving individual only looking out for yourself, while at the same time understanding that it is in your own best interests to be an ethical collectivist, and why long term self interest is best served by reciprocal accountability and an end to secrecy.

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Building the New Commons

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Humanity’s strength is in groups. In fact, It is our way of cooperating and communicating together in small and large groups that has allowed us to become a dominant form of life on Earth.


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(170) Decentralized Law and the DAS - Distributed Autonomous Society - Quora

(170) Decentralized Law and the DAS - Distributed Autonomous Society - Quora | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I've talked a bit about the ideas surrounding the Decentralized Autonomous Society, but what makes a society a society? How does it operate? How does it run? What are the laws and how are they enforced? To be completely honest... no one really knows. Many of these ideas are very new, and almost none of them have been executed on any scale in the real world. 

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How societies will benefit from technological progress - The Networked Society Blog

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In my previous blog I wrote how technology progress is fundamentally offering a path to enhance the well-being of a society and the need for adequate policy making to achieve such an outcome. For society to benefit from a technology-led transformational change, there must be sound public policy making, because public policy shapes and determines the duration, cumulative strength and sustainability of socioeconomic benefits that can be achieved.

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Society Is Doomed, Say Scientists - Discovery News

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There's never been a shortage of doomsday scenarios. From the dreaded Mayan Apocalypse of 2012 (remember that?) to the havoc wreaked in the movie "The Day After Tomorrow," people have been predicting the end of civilization for as long as there has been a civilization.

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From MWC, innovations that will transform our society - The Networked Society Blog

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The MWC craziness is in full swing with a running stream of announcements and launches, hands being shaken, agreements signed, and expectations being expressed about continuous evolution with connectivity as the cornerstone. It’s amazing to be here in the center of the mobile universe!

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