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Max talks to Michel Bauwens about bitcoin in the virtual world.
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"The protests have marked the rise of a new generation... Technology mattered, but this was not a technological revolution. Social networks did not cause these movements, but they kept them alive and connected. Technology allowed us to watch, and it spread the virus of protest, but this was not a wired revolution; it was a human one, of hearts and minds, the oldest technology of all."
The numbers are staggering. Gartner predicts that the Internet of Everything or the Internet of Things -- autonomous communication between a wide range of everyday devices, objects and applications – will add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020. McKinsey Global Institute pegs the potential economic impact at $2.7 trillion to $6.2 trillion by 2025. ABI Research says the number of wirelessly connected devices on the market, now 10 billion, will triple by the end of the decade.
This book will be a collection of suggestions that governments, institutions, companies, individuals and communities can use in order to move humanity forward.
If you check the OSHW projects which people release probably 80% of them are made with Eagle for the same reason. When Eagle was available for free, nothing comparable existed, the open source tools were very immature and not so easy to use, then once you start using one CAD you get used to it and you make your own libraries, scripts, ULPs and you are tight bind to it so you do not want to move to other platform.
Call it what you will: the Sharing Economy, Collaborative Consumption, or as TreeHugger used to, the Product Service System or PSS.
Civil society groups in Cape Town, South Africa, protested against the Protection of State Information Bill, dubbed the secrecy bill. Local and international critics saw the bill as a pretext for covering up state corruption. Photo: Africa Media Online/Sara Gouveia
His delivery style is stern to say the least and totally humourless. However he does see the new paradigm in a way similar to the pathways we are working on viz public-social partnerships or civil society led social-public partnerships. He says almost nothing about ecology which is a real blind-spot I sense, yet in other ways he appears to be a real fellow traveller.
The nature of business is changing. Rather than one-way production lines that deliver goods to consumers,future-proof enterprises offer platforms for users to co-create products and services with them.
These kinds of arrangements have a long history: Kant, Kropotkin, the list goes on. The system works as long as you can opt-out and/or transfer into other arrangements when you are being treated unfairly. This is a Locke-an option, but not tied to geophysical territory. Majority-based government, even with minority protections, becomes problematic once you reach the panarchy stage because you essentially have a populace that is nothing other than a collection of many smaller minority groups, the “long tail” of social governance. Evenseemingly fundamental issues like “human rights” become problematic. Hardt and Negri’s “Multitude” provokes us to reconsider what governance means under those conditions. Fortunately we need not relapse into postmodern nihilism. While we give up on the premise of a master narrative, neither do we have to accept a total absence of narrative. Instead we have narratives, in the plural, socially constructed and perspectivally situated. “No center” is not the same as “many centers.” There are two governance problems. The first problem regards content: comprehensiveness vs. quality-control. The second problem regards the inability of unhappy communities to circumvent administrative hierarchies.
Mining big data to arrive at meaningful conclusions will change the way we work forever, says Kenneth Cukier, data editor at The Economist and co-author of the bestselling book Big Data. "Big data will mean for white-collar, professional labour in the 21st century, what machines, automation and the assembly line meant for blue-collar workers in the 20th century.
These principles that uphold toleration are equally valid to India as well as to Sri Lanka today where a high wave of cultural nationalism has swept across the sub-continent. In both countries, the goal of the propagators is to reverse the time machine and go back to the past. As long as the cultural nationalism aims at establishing the past, it closes the door for modernisation.
People want to see a great product and see how it can make their lives better—the business model is secondary.
Paris – Mobile, big data... these are just technologies and when you're trying to imagine "the next 10 years", that's too small a lens to look through. The further back you step, the more you have to look at humans and their eternal needs rather than passing technologies, explained famed venture capitalist Fred Wilson in LeWeb's keynote. "We don't think about technologies, we think about trends, what's happening with society, with people," he said.
The companies, including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple launched a website and published an open letter in major newspapers Monday asking U.S.
The part of human nature that I'd like to talk about today is that part of our human nature that is relevant to our interactions with others. There's been a phenomenal amount of work taking place in the last ten years, certainly, and even in the last year or two that seeks to understand how we interact with each other and how we assemble ourselves into social networks.
However, unleashing their true technological potential will call for greater networking between these groups and borrowing concepts from business incubator models and the open-source hardware movement.
The recently created Peers calls itself "a member-driven organization that supports the sharing economy movement." Since its founding earlier this summer, it's built a roster of 240,000 members, organized face-to-face meetups over 120 dinners in 92 cities in 36 countries, and conducted local political actions in New York, Grand Rapids, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Peers' director, Natalie Foster, has a world-class progressive resume, having worked with both the Obama administration and the Sierra Club. She talks eloquently about such issues as "abundance, trust, collaboration, and community."
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, the proverbial saying goes.
“This is the claim: In the age of mass media the political economy of media has engaged with Marxist concepts in a rather limited way. In the age of digital media Marxist theory could and should be applied in a much broader sense to this field of research. The article will provide a rationale for this claim with a two step approach. The first step is to produce evidence for the claim that political economy of mass media engaged with Marxist theory in a rather limited way. It is also to explain the logic behind this limited engagement. The second step – which really is the core objective of this article – is an exploration of key concepts of Marx’s political economy – such as labour, value, property and struggle – and a brief outline of their relevance for a critical analysis of digital media. These concepts are particularly relevant for a deeper understanding of phenomena such as non-market production, peer production, and the digital commons, and for interventions in debates on free culture, intellectual property, and free labour.”
Over the past several years, Apple has removed, denied, or otherwise prevented a number of Bitcoin-related apps from being available to users on the App Store. Most recently, the company required the developers behind Gliph -- a secure messaging app that also allowed users to transfer bitcoin from one Gliph user to another -- to remove the bitcoin sending feature from its app.
Neri Oxman is experimenting with brilliant ways to 3-D print entire buildings using concrete, and even silk.
The Guardian editor has been summoned to parliament, accused of helping terrorists by publishing the Edward Snowden leaks.
CAD software is often quite expensive and free programs often sacrifice utility for ease-of use. Honeycomb strives to offer a powerful parametric 3D modelling program for free.
The requirements that an open source application has to satisfy are clear, but achieving them is thought-provoking. One of the most important changes than needs to be dealt with has to do with support for third party embedded products. Previously, only enterprise versions of prerequisites were supported so a rework was mandatory. The open source version supports the best open source alternatives for the enterprise database, message oriented middleware, and application server. All code included in the application must be compliant with the licensing requirements in order to be publishable. Also, open source alternatives for the internal developer tools, work item tracking, and source control systems have to be integrated.