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Spanish Robin Hood Enric Duran on Capitalism and "Integral Revolution"

Spanish Robin Hood Enric Duran on Capitalism and "Integral Revolution" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this interview, Neal Gorenflo (founder, Shareable), Michel Bauwens (founder, P2P Foundation), and John Restakis (author, Humanizing the Economy) speak with Enric Duran. Duran is a Catalan anti-capitalist activist, best known for his act of “financial civil disobedience” announced on September 17, 2008, in which he took out half a million Euros in bank loans and distributed the funds to anti-capitalist movements. As it was never his intention to pay these debts, but instead to stir debate about the unfair legal advantages afforded to the powerful financial elite, he was soon labeled “Robin Banks,” and faced with a lengthy prison sentence. The resulting legal actions and his subsequent seclusion have left him living virtually underground, although he maintains selective contact and has stated that he may return, contingent on a variety of factors. Despite his precarious legal status, his work continues undiminished in the Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC), which describes itself as a “transitional initiative for social transformation from below, through self-management, self-organization, and networking.” Here is Enric Duran talking about his work and life.

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Voice Control Will Force an Overhaul of the Whole Internet

Voice Control Will Force an Overhaul of the Whole Internet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The data centers of today, the infrastructure that forms the physical foundation of the "cloud," aren't equipped to process the kind of data demanded by voice control.
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Technology Future Of Work - GE on the Technology Channel

Technology Future Of Work - GE on the Technology Channel | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, a factory built one thing Now, a factory can build as many things as there are people to imagine them Subscribe to the GE Channel httpinv
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Martin Roberts's curator insight, March 24, 3:29 AM

3D Production Technology will revolutionise Industry and Service/Sales in the coming decade, with the means of creation and production of goods being available to consumers directly- potentially hugely disruptive to current market infrastructure.

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Using Technology to Improve Mathematical Intelligence - Huffington Post

Using Technology to Improve Mathematical Intelligence - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The role of technology in fostering mathematical and logical intelligence is obvious in that technology is built on the same mathematical principles and logic that drive life itself....
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Technological Progress in a Market Economy is Self-Terminating and Ends in Collapse | P2P Foundation

Technological Progress in a Market Economy is Self-Terminating and Ends in Collapse | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Read the whole essay by JMG here. At this point it may be helpful to sum up the argument I’ve developed here: a) Every increase in technological complexity tends also to increase the opportunities for externalizing the costs of economic activity; b) Market forces make the externalization of costs mandatory rather than optional, since economic …
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What matters with makerspaces are not the machines, but the new social relation to technology

What matters with makerspaces are not the machines, but the new social relation to technology | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Excerpted from Marc Chataigner:
“Technology is a specific set of know-how and habits that will shape the way you interact with the world surrounding you, thus shape the way you see the world.
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Woah! New liquid 3D-printing works up to 100 times faster

Woah! New liquid 3D-printing works up to 100 times faster | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3D printing technology has been progressing at a fairly steady pace for the past few years, but now, thanks to California-based startup Carbon3D, the technology is about to take a massive leap forward.
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This startup wants to take on Uber and Lyft with self-flying cars

This startup wants to take on Uber and Lyft with self-flying cars | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Imagine a world in which you call up a plane on your smartphone as easily as you can summon cars from Uber and Lyft. Then take it to the next level: The plane has no pilot, completely controlled by automatic algorithms.
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Jovanna Santamaria's curator insight, March 17, 9:33 AM

This idea is in impressive and just amazing how our technology and engineering is just betters by the years. This areo-moblie will be the solution of hectic traffic, car accidents and more. I love the fact that it can travel for 900 miles and 3 hours in the air, in just one hour you can get so far and get to so many places. I know that Google has been working on these flying cars for years and they are close on making it happen and providing to the people. As well as the Uber Company, which was a phenomenal idea, it prevents people from drinking and driving. Uber is not only making it easier for people but also its saving lives by the day.  Im just in love with the idea and I love how the government is trying to make it easy for us. But ,The question is how much will this flying car cost? 

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Will technology make workers obsolete? 

Will technology make workers obsolete?  | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The question seems silly, but the answer could be all too real for some landscapers. Technology is on the fast track of not only improving jobsites, but
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Is Humanity Fit for the Future? The Case for Moral Bioenhancement - ABC Local

Is Humanity Fit for the Future? The Case for Moral Bioenhancement - ABC Local | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Modern technology provides us with the means of our downfall, but natural moral psychology does not provide us with the means to prevent it. Moral enhancement of humankind is needed for a way out of this predicament.
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The Evolution Of The Browser - TechCrunch

The Evolution Of The Browser - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The browser wars have always been cyclical, moving from periods of monoculture dominated by one or two browsers to periods of comparative competition..
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Amy Millican's curator insight, March 9, 9:48 AM

We all know of our modern browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome, but do we know how difficult it was in the very beginning? For example, you had to create your own rendering engine! Technology has come a long way, and since 2005 web browser creators have "had it easy" having to only build a browser, get some traction, do a search deal, etc. In this article you'll extend your knowledge of the internet browser and how it's come to be.

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Why This Tech Bubble is Worse Than the Tech Bubble of 2000

Why This Tech Bubble is Worse Than the Tech Bubble of 2000 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ah the good old days. Stocks up $25, $50, $100 more in a single day. Day trading was all the rage. Anyone and everyone you talked to had a story about how they had made a ton of money on such and such a stock.

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Beware The Pretty People

Beware The Pretty People | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Capitalism won’t be violently overthrown. Nor should it be. Whatever system(s) may one day supplant it will instead grow quietly in the shadows of its tallest towers, and coexist for years. But in order for that to happen, I believe we need our true iconoclasts, dangerous freethinkers, and weird subversives to flock to the tech industry — rather than recoil from it in disgust, now that the pretty people have invaded.

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    peer-to-peer, the sharing economy, disruptive technology and empathy

    peer-to-peer, the sharing economy, disruptive technology and empathy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    There’s a global paradigm shift taking place, and it’s embodied in peer-to-peer lateral networks, the sharing economy, disruptive technology and an increased human capacity for empathy. It’s redefining how we communicate, work, form communities and create wealth. Through the workings of technology, the collaborative economy and the commons, it signals the democratization of social and economic relationships. Relationships forged through the sharing and the exchanging of information through these networks transcend GDPs, cultures and borders. It is a reality in which people connect and engage in transactions based on common interests and needs without a centralized mechanism of control. The impact of peer-to-peer on our economy and communication systems marks the formation of a new socioeconomic paradigm. It is a powerful dynamic force driven by technology and necessity. It is a paradigm being born out of great disruption; still in its infancy, it is a vulnerable and a fragile world.

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    Humanizing Technology

    Humanizing Technology | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Excerpted from a post by Charles Siegel.
    “This recent history of architecture and urbanism is important because it involves a key issue of our time: How should we use technology for human purposes?
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    An Economy of Trust: How Transparency Is Changing the Tech Industry

    An Economy of Trust: How Transparency Is Changing the Tech Industry | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    The building of customer trust has always been the mark of a good business, and its importance has only become more pronounced with the widespread ubiquity of the internet.
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    Researchers 3D Print Microscopic Light Beam Guides, A Step Towards Super Fast Computing

    Researchers 3D Print Microscopic Light Beam Guides, A Step Towards Super Fast Computing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Recent innovations in using microscopic 3D printed guides to manipulate light carrying data give the information highway a whole new concept of speed and efficiency. What more futuristic way could there be for information...
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    Forget the 'sharing economy': technology is about to usher in the 'circular' economy | Information Age

    Forget the 'sharing economy': technology is about to usher in the 'circular' economy | Information Age | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    Companies like Uber, AirBnB, Netflix and Kickstarter have proven the merits of the ‘sharing economy’ - but we need to move beyond this - See more at: http://www.information-age.com/it-management/strategy-and-innovation/123459189/forget-sharing-economy-technology-about-usher-circular-economy#sthash.aT5XYv2l.dpuf

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    Kenneth Stuart Christie's curator insight, March 27, 3:42 AM

    This article describes how politicians and business leaders are going to be thinking through the next stage of economy. Businesses will be incorporating IT into a change of business strategy. The focus is going to be on efficiency, sustainability, and circular economies.  

    This kind of re-invention is fundamental to the coming technological and economic revolution. 

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    Our Generation of Hackers

    Our Generation of Hackers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

    We are all hackers now, apparently—or are trying to be. Guilty as charged. I am writing these words, as I write most things, not with a pen and paper, or a commercial word processor, but on Emacs, a command-line text editor first developed in the 1970s for that early generation of free-software hackers. I had to hack it, so to speak, with a few crude lines of scripting code in order that it would properly serve my purposes as a writer. And it does so extremely well, with only simple text files, an integrated interpreter for the Markdown markup language, and as many split screens as I want. I get to feel clever and devious every time I sit down to use it.

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    “Make It Digital”- How the BBC Aims to Give Out 1 Million Micro-Bit Computers to Create a Nation of Coders

    “Make It Digital”- How the BBC Aims to Give Out 1 Million Micro-Bit Computers to Create a Nation of Coders | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    BBC has launched an initiative across UK to spawn a digitally aware generation that would be more proficient in coding, programming and digital technology.
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    We now have the technology to really test Einstein's theory of relativity

    We now have the technology to really test Einstein's theory of relativity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    A century ago this year, a young Swiss physicist, who had already revolutionized physics with discoveries about the relationship between space and time, developed a radical new understanding of gravity.
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    Technology should be used to create social mobility – not to spy on citizens

    Technology should be used to create social mobility – not to spy on citizens | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Private eyes are watching you: the British government communications headquarters (GCHQ) is monitoring the communications of millions of people. Photograph: GCHQ / British Ministry of Defence/EPA
    Cory Doctorow via The Guardian:
    Why spy?
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    A teenager's dream to save the world's coral reefs through citizen science

    A teenager's dream to save the world's coral reefs through citizen science | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Bubbles float 40 feet to the ocean's surface. Flapping fins propel through the water. Flashes of light illuminate coral reefs. Underwater, exploring these reefs, is where Dylan Vecchione feels most at home.
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    This Guy Is Creating an All-New Cell Network Built by You | WIRED

    This Guy Is Creating an All-New Cell Network Built by You | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    Steve Perlman wants you to install a tiny antenna in your home to build a crowdsourced cell network that doesn't depend on the major carriers.
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    How social media & technology is changing the way we do business - Virgin.com

    How social media & technology is changing the way we do business - Virgin.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
    In the first of our new series exploring The Future of Work, we explore one of the trends changing how we work: the digital revolution.
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