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The rise of 3D Printing to the forefront of manufacturing in recent years has projected that the Additive Manufacturing technology will take over all proce (cuts thru the hype!
The musician fires back at David Byrne, Thom Yorke, David Lowery and others who argue the Web is bad for artists
Bitcoin currently trades more like a commodity than a currency, which is a problem because commodities are vulnerable to price bubbles. In the end, according to Willis at Ernst & Young, Bitcoin’s ‘outsider’ status is the source of both its greatest strength – the direct peer to peer connection – as well as its greatest weaknesses, the volatility and lack of regulatory certainty.
At the time of writing, Bitcoin has fallen from its $1000-plus value, but it’s still sitting high at just $100, or so, less. Because of the ruthless competition involved in Bitcoin mining, intrepid internet entrepreneurs have been moving over to the cheaper, though less competitive alternative, Litecoin. If the trend continues, Litecoin will soon mimic the cutthroat community of Bitcoin, losing its practicality. Furthermore, if you find all of the cryptocurrency rhetoric and serious-business economics articles sucking all of the fun and joy out of trying to make a digital buck, then the internet’s most beloved Shiba Inu is here to save the day.
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 Open Water Foundation (OWF) is a nonprofit social enterprise that is working to provide an open source software platform to help organizations make better decisions about water. With increasing population, demand for water is increasing, resulting in negative impacts. In particular, water issues in the Western United States and other arid regions increasingly will influence decisions about the economy, environment, and society. There has been increased communication and collaboration among water interests and there is an opportunity to extend this spirit of collaboration to software development.
In an interview with Time conducted via e-mail in early December, Snowden explained his answers to those big questions, even as he allowed for the fact that the U.S. public he sees himself serving may not ultimately agree. The privacy of regular citizens, he believes, is a universal right, and the dangers of mass surveillance litter the dark corners of the 20th century. “The NSA is surely not the Stasi,” he argued, in reference to the notorious East German security service, “but we should always remember that the danger to societies from security services is not that they will spontaneously decide to embrace mustache twirling and jackboots to bear us bodily into dark places, but that the slowly shifting foundation of policy will make it such that mustaches and jackboots are discovered to prove an operational advantage toward a necessary purpose.”
"There are definite possible gains, in terms of lowered transaction costs, but there are some significant negatives, in terms of accountability and how to deal with anonymous users and how to regulate in the market.
There is a real demand for a digital, supra-national currency, and bitcoin is the current most likely contender to take that position. It’s not going to replace fiat currency, but it is going to sit alongside it.
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."