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Are we on information overload?

Are we on information overload? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The last two decades have completely transformed the way we know. Thanks to the rise of the Internet, information is far more accessible than ever before. It’s more connected to other pieces of information and more open to debate. Organizations — and even governmental projects like Data.gov — are putting more previously inaccessible data on the Web than people in the pre-Internet age could possibly have imagined. But this change raises another, more ominous question: Is this deluge overwhelming our brains?

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A detailed proposal for a complementary currency for Greece

A detailed proposal for a complementary currency for Greece | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
from Alan Harvey  Introduction Austerity has delivered obvious suffering to the Greek people and serious burdens to the Greek state, trials that do not need to be enumerated here. The mechanics of ...
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Melting Antarctic: Failure to cut emissions now could raise world's oceans by several metres | Graham Readfearn

Melting Antarctic: Failure to cut emissions now could raise world's oceans by several metres  | Graham Readfearn | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Graham Readfearn: Studies find West Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting faster. But a new look at the ancient past suggests it once pushed sea levels up by three metres
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Conscious Crapitalism, the Bourgeois Unconscious, and the Post-Postmodern Self, Joe Corbett

Conscious Crapitalism, the Bourgeois Unconscious, and the Post-Postmodern Self, Joe Corbett | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Conscious Capitalism™ has been all the rage among integral and other new age accolades for some time now. Its promise is that capitalism can be redeemed, and the system of profit and consumption that are its foundation can be saved. Although it might sound reasonable, this proposition is really just a way to get an entire civilization to engage in a kind of spiritual by-passing of the fundamental transformation that is needed to redeem and even save humanity from impending doom. In fact, the very phrase “conscious capitalism” is a sort of double-speak code, which makes about as much sense as “conscious murder”, or “conscious feudalism”, or indeed, as if being a corporate Democrat was any better than being a neoliberal Republican.

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Chicago Chamber of Commons Points Way to Thrivability for All

Chicago Chamber of Commons Points Way to Thrivability for All | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Here's an intriguing idea I'd like you to join me in exploring. The idea is to create a Chicago Chamber of the Commons. The Chicago Chamber of the Commons recognizes, supports and highlights the green shoots of Chicago's budding Generative Economy.
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Forty Years of Longo Maï | The Land Magazine

Intentional communities have a reputation for collapsing. However over the last 150 years visionaries seeking an alternative to capitalism and the nuclear family have acquired a few skills in the art of living together, consensus decision-making and so on.
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P2P practices reshaping public space in Greece

Considering what Henri Lefebvre calls the “rhythmic character of the city”, we should heed the noises and voices of public space as unique expressions of Southern European spirit, through disruptive movements including Spain’s 15M, Greek and...
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A-hierarchical open collaboration? How conflicts and bureaucratic rules make Wikipedia grow

Wikipedia is often portrayed as an a-hierarchical, spontaneous, open-collaboration movement. These treats are definitely common for Wikipedia, yet it also does ...
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Jean Lievens: Rights to Water and Land — the Next Global Revolution?

Jean Lievens: Rights to Water and Land — the Next Global Revolution? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Rights to Water and Land, a Common Struggle
The declaration on the rights to Water and Land, a Common Struggle, was originally presented at the World Social Forum in Tunis.
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The Job Of The Future Is Training Robots To Work With Humans

The Job Of The Future Is Training Robots To Work With Humans | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Humans and machines are teaching each other how to do more together than they could do alone.

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Welcome to the future: This 3D printer uses living cells to print human tissue

Welcome to the future: This 3D printer uses living cells to print human tissue | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A Philadelphia-based startup has produced a groundbreaking new 3D printer that uses a specially engineered ink that can be combined with living cells to build living, three-dimensional tissue structures.
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Malcolm Turnbull praises Airbnb, Uber and the sharing economy

Malcolm Turnbull praises Airbnb, Uber and the sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Australia's Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, had nothing but appreciation for one of the sharing economy's shining stars, Airbnb, on Wednesday at the CeBIT technology conference in Sydney.
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Announcing Open Government Fellows | Open Knowledge Blog

Announcing Open Government Fellows | Open Knowledge Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Last December, Open Knowledge and Code for Africa joined forces to launch a new open government fellowship, a programme that seeks to empower open government pioneers by giving them the opportunity to test their ideas on how to best harness the power of digital technologies to improve the way governments and citizens interact. 

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Ideas Never Sleep // Quickfire Q&A - The Sharing Economy, Part II

In Part II of our discussion on the sharing economy, Professor Arun Sundararajan turns his focus to some of the social impacts of the sharing economy: :20 How ...
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El Empleo

El Empleo | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A chilling animation, where a man awakes in the morning. He shaves, grabs his sweater, and crosses the city.

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Arctic ice melting faster and earlier as scientists demand action

Arctic ice melting faster and earlier as scientists demand action | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Arctic returns to warm period with trend over the decades continuing to show temperatures getting hotter and ice melting faster, scientists say
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The Link Economy and Creditright — Geeks Bearing Gifts — Medium

The Link Economy and Creditright - Geeks Bearing Gifts - Medium

There have long been two creations of value in media: the creation of content, yes, but also the creation of a public — an audience — for it. In legacy news media, the two were usually attached: the creator and the distributor were one in a vertically integrated enterprise (read: a publication). We often debated whether content or distribution was king. The answer didn’t much matter because they were inseparable; they shared the throne. Now these two tasks are — like so much else online — unbundled. Anyone can make content. Anyone can distribute content: its creator (inside or outside an institution), a reader who recommends it, an aggregator or curator who collects it, a search engine that points to it.

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New Statue in Germany Illustrates Just How Much the Rest of the World Opposes the U.S. Police State

New Statue in Germany Illustrates Just How Much the Rest of the World Opposes the U.S. Police State | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Life-size bronze statues of Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning were unveiled in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz Square as an homage to their bravery and the courage of whistleblowers worldwide.
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Jeremy Rifkin "The Zero Marginal Cost Society"

http://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781137278463 Jeremy Rifkin discusses his new book at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C. Founded by Carla Cohen and ...
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Occupy the Vatican: Nathan Schneider on #GRITtv | P2P Foundation

Occupy the Vatican: Nathan Schneider on #GRITtv | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

http://www.grittv.org/ “On this special Mayday episode, we look at worker movements in places least covered by the corporate media, from Nairobi to a factory in Chicago, to the Vatican. Journalist Nathan 

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FairCoop and Faircoin in Hojaderouter.com

FairCoop and Faircoin in Hojaderouter.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In this post we present an extensive article on FairCoop and Faicoin that appeared today in the online journal hojaderouter.com and eldiario.es (Spain) where they have laid out a good summary of the history of Faircoin; how, from its birth –...
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Open business models, open data, and the public...

Open business models, open data, and the public... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. Less than one month ago, Creative Commons began a project designed to explore and develop business models built on CC licensing.
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Stiglitz on gene patents and TTP

Joseph Stiglitz explains the greedy Myriad big pharma patents and explains the TTP as a form of second Opium war via trade policies.
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What to Expect From the EU’s Move to Regulate U.S. Tech Companies

What to Expect From the EU’s Move to Regulate U.S. Tech Companies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, Europe launches its opening salvo for new regulation encompassing everything digital.
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Royal Society Open Science to tackle publication bias | Royal Society

Royal Society Open Science to tackle publication bias | Royal Society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Royal Society announced today that it is to offer a new publishing option on its newest journal, Royal Society Open Science, which aims to tackle the biases in traditional formats.
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Europe is Going After Google, Uber, and U.S. Cloud Companies

Europe is Going After Google, Uber, and U.S. Cloud Companies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The European Union's proposal for regulating American tech companies is here.
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