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Session 3 – Characterists of Peer Production, Part 2 Sala 142: dias 19/11, Assignment: - Definitions, ch. 4, pp.
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Coworking is one of the buzzwords of 2013. It has taken great leaps this year and we’ve seen collaborative workspaces in all shapes and guises spring up across the globe.
This Week in the Sharing Economy: Late Edition. December 10, 2013 Uncategorized. In lieu of real content, ... Blablacar is more sharing than North American transit companies. But ride sharing is still very limited.
With the recent deployment of 3G network services in Bangladesh, despite being a few years behind, telecom operators here are now attempting to catch up with the rest of the world in the race of attaining high-speed mobile broadband. As these telecom service providers roll-out the fastest network available in the domestic market, its implications on the lives of people and society remain incomprehensible for many.
Our use of money is infused with profound cultural and political meaning, and the interplay of rival currencies can offer insights into cultural tensions. This was as true of post-Soviet Russia as it is of Bitcoin today. The anarchic virtual currency is part of a wider cultural movement that embraces technology, and replaces institutions with networks. The long-term impact of this transformation may be even greater still, a resilient non-institutional currency could form the bedrock for a wider transnational identity.
Ci2i Global has been working together since 2010 toward developing a professional support eco-system for changemakers around the world who are working with co-creative methods to achieve local and global social impact and innovation.
Cloud computing, open-standard hardware and gaming: These are all areas in which theLinux Foundation has recently forged important new connections, announcing the addition of Cloudius Systems, HSA Foundation and Valve Software as the newest members of the organization. Together, these collaborations highlight the continuing dynamism of the open source world, and provide hints into where it is headed next.
“Few days ago, after the presentation of the joint venture between Phonebloks and Motorola, called Project Ara, that I pretty enthusiastically commented earlier on this blog, we reached out to Phonebloks website with a contact request. Surprisingly enough we got very soon a very kind response from Dave Hakkens, the original creator of the Phonebloks idea and campaign. While navigating hundreds of emails with ideas and inspirations and, in parallel, building the platform that will help Phonebloks keep it’s independent vision going on, Dave found out some time so sit down in front of an hangout and share some time with us, discussing the next steps and the key points behind this incredible project that holds amazing promises.
“In the past three decades, says Michael Sandel, the US has drifted from a market economy to a market society; it’s fair to say that an American’s experience of shared civic life depends on how much money they have. (Three key examples: access to education, access to justice, political influence.) In a talk and audience discussion, Sandel asks us to think honestly on this question: In our current democracy, is too much for sale?”
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."
Randy W. Schekman, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley who was one ofthree winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, has declared a boycott of top science journals such as Cell, Nature, and Science, The Guardian reported.
One of the most useful things about the internet is its ability to bring people together to trade and exchange. Think eBay, Play and Amazon Marketplace. But all of these are aimed at people with physical products to sell.
Jeremiah Owyang has a co-working space, not an office. He has an executive assistant that he assigns tasks online, but has never met in person. He outsourced decisions involving his new company’s logo, its web design, and even its name to a world of strangers across the internet, or whathe sometimes calls “the people formerly known as consumers.”
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Now that interest rates are near-zero and mortgage rates are rising from historic lows, there is no more juice to be squeezed from low rates. Asset bubbles always burst, destroying collateral and rendering borrowers and lenders alike insolvent.
Ownership of Bitcoin appears to be highly lopsided.
This has long been a source of consternation in the Bitcoin community, and people like the FT's Izabella Kaminska have written extensively
not very P2P from that point of view :)
This is a ruling class that, in its quiet moments, knows it has failed its historical task and is preparing for the worst. Our task then is the hardest one: orderly retreat. Even if this bankrupt and enervated form of organization based on commodification were to disappear tomorrow, the material conditions of existence are still against us. If you want a past historical hook, its not the storming of the Bastille, it’s the retreat from Moscow.
"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.