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Smartphone users to exceed 'fixed' internet users by end of 2013 - The Drum

Smartphone users to exceed 'fixed' internet users by end of 2013 - The Drum | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Mobile phone company Ericsson’s CEO Hans Vestberg has predicted that smartphone shipments will this year exceed 50 per cent and that mobile internet users would grow beyond fixed internet users before the end of the year.

 
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Degrowth 2014 - Michel Bauwens on The Transition to a Sustainable Commons Society - YouTube

Degrowth will only be possible by changing the artificial scarcity-based design practices and engineering of the for-profit sector and by removing the incentive to externalize the true production costs in terms of matter and energy. A commons-oriented approach should combine global open design based in communities, local on-demand distributed manufacturing, and the use of renewable distributed energy. Along with changes in governance and ownership, it can contribute to a global phase transition.
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Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning | Stanford Online

Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning | Stanford Online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
  • Open source, open science, open data, open access, open education, open learning -- this free, online course provides an introduction to the important concept of openness from a variety of perspectives, including education, publishing, librarianship, economics, politics, and more, and asks you to discover what it means to you. Open Knowledge is international and multi-institutional, bringing together instructors and students from Canada, Ghana, Mexico, the United States, and the rest of the world. It will challenge you to take control of your own learning, to determine your own personal learning objectives, to contribute to the development of the curriculum, to reflect on your progress, to learn new digital skills, and to take a leadership role in the virtual classroom.

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Epistemic ecologies in beta: anthropology beyond open access : Prototyping

Epistemic ecologies in beta: anthropology beyond open access : Prototyping | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On October 16-17, a group of doctoral and postdoctoral students from the Research Group on Anthropology with a Public Orientation (GIAOP) based at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid are organizing a fabulous workshop on ‘Open access in anthropology and beyond.’ I am delighted at the initiative of these researchers, and the fact that this will be taking place in Madrid, at Medialab-Prado.

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Human Ecosystems in Sao Paulo: the Real-Time Museum of the City

Human Ecosystems in Sao Paulo: the Real-Time Museum of the City | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

From September 23rd to 28th, as a parallel program of the International Meeting on Culture and New Technologies, the SESC Vila Mariana will hosts the Human Ecosystems project, by the Italian artists Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico (Art is Open Source).

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A virtual revolution

A virtual revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

TUNE into one of Saudi Arabia’s television channels and you are likely to find a stuffy report praising the government or a sheikh spinning a dreary sermon. Little wonder that so many Saudis turn to YouTube and other online broadcasters for light relief. That has led to the emergence of new media companies, mainly in the more liberal coastal city of Jeddah, dedicated to amusing the kingdom’s growing population.

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SocietyOne; Disrupting Banks and Increasing Returns to Investors |

SocietyOne; Disrupting Banks and Increasing Returns to Investors | | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is unlocking one of the most profitable asset classes for investors. This article reveals how with SocietyOne.
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The sharing economy comes to Apple – but not in the way you think - Mobile Marketer - Columns

The sharing economy comes to Apple – but not in the way you think - Mobile Marketer - Columns | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The following prediction is not meant to shock as much as it is intended to acknowledge Apple’s new reality: 2014 may well be the last year that Apple cloaks itself in exclusivity, selective media outreach and surprise announcements when it launches new products and technologies. 
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The revolution of the connected car is just ahead - The Networked Society Blog

The revolution of the connected car is just ahead - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

So, here we are finally. Self-driving cars. They are here, near you. Google has them, Volvo close behind, and the car companies expect that the first self-driving cars will be available for everyone very soon, maybe already in 5 years.

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Networked Society Essentials

http://www.ericsson.com/thinkingahead/networked_society Creating freedom, empowerment and opportunity to transform industries and society while helping find so… (

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Snowden: New Zealand's Prime Minister Isn't Telling the Truth About Mass Surveillance - The Intercept

Snowden: New Zealand's Prime Minister Isn't Telling the Truth About Mass Surveillance - The Intercept | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says his spy agency doesn't engage in mass surveillance. This is false. If you live in New Zealand, you are being watched.
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New Zealand PM deceiving public over spying claims, says Glenn Greenwald

New Zealand PM deceiving public over spying claims, says Glenn Greenwald | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

An already tumultuous New Zealand election campaign took another dramatic turn less than a week before polling day when the prime minister, John Key, responded angrily to claims by the American journalist Glenn Greenwald that he had been "deceiving the public" over assurances on spying.

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Open Source 3D Printing as a Means of Learning - P2P Foundation

Open Source 3D Printing as a Means of Learning - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"This research project attempts to examine to what extent the technological capabilities of open source 3D printing could serve as a means of learning and communication. The learning theory of constructionism is used as a theoretical framework in creating an experimental educational scenario focused on 3D design and printing. In this paper, we document our experience and discuss our findings from a three-month project run in two high schools in Ioannina, Greece. 33 students were tasked to collaboratively design and produce, with the aid of an open source 3D printer and a 3D design platform, creative artifacts. Most of these artifacts carry messages in the Braille language. Our next goal, which defined this project’s context, is to send the products to blind children inaugurating a novel way of communication and collaboration amongst blind and non-blind students. Our experience, so far, is positive arguing that 3D printing and design can electrify various literacies and creative capacities of children in accordance with the spirit of the interconnected, information-based world."

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Brazil builds giant Amazon tower

Brazil builds giant Amazon tower | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin to monitor climate change.

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Ericsson showcases Life in the Networked Society at GITEX 2014

Ericsson showcases Life in the Networked Society at GITEX 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Mobilk - Returning to GITEX after 5 years, Ericsson will demonstrate at Dubai World Trade Centre this year what Life in the Networked Society will be like, through interactive demonstrations at its two stands - one in GULFCOMMS, Zabeel Hall, and one in the GITEX Smart Cities pavilion. 

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Strakka leads the way with 3D printed race car | Inside3DP

Strakka leads the way with 3D printed race car | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
UK-based Strakka Racing has manufactured a 3D printed race car with 5% 3D printed end components including a dash panel, brake ducts, and dive planes.
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Want to learn how to 3D print / CAD? Check this out | Inside3DP

Want to learn how to 3D print / CAD? Check this out | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Online video tutorials hub Lynda has released two snippets from its 3D printing course that teaches you how to use CAD programs to print replacement parts.
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3D printer recycles plastic into 3D printing filament | Inside3DP

3D printer recycles plastic into 3D printing filament | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The new 3D Re-printer will compete with 3D Systems' Ekocycle to produce a machine that recycles plastic into 3D printing filament.
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CartoCiudad: Towards an inspired national thoroughfares network map

CartoCiudad is an official cartographic database of the Spanish cities and villages with their streets and roads networks topologically structured, with spatial continuity all over Spain. This project, launched in 2006, is the result of harmonization and integration of official digital cartography and information produced by the main suppliers of information about addresses and transports in Spain: Cadastre, Statistical Office, Post Office and the National Geographic Institute (hereafter IGN). Public organisations from several autonomous regions (Basque Country, Navarre, Valencia, Balearic Islands, La Rioja, Andalusia and Murcia) take part in this data flow as well, by means of inter-administrative collaboration agreements with IGN and according to their own competences in producing large scale cartography. Furthermore, collaboration with the rest of the autonomous regions is envisaged to decentralize the data maintenance and ensure the future sustainability of the project. This cooperation actions make CartoCiudad go towards the fulfilment of one of the most important principles of INSPIRE Directive: data is captured once, and exclusively by the competent organisation, then sharing the spatial information across the various levels of public authority and across different sectors.

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Top 10: Strategic Technology Trends for 2015 - African Business Review

Top 10: Strategic Technology Trends for 2015 - African Business Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Gartner has highlighted the top 10 strategic technological trends to emanate their way into organisations’ consciousness in 2015, pinpointing the developments which will have significant impacts over the next three years.

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Organisational Change to Compete In the Age of Hyperconnectivity - Business 2 Community

Organisational Change to Compete In the Age of Hyperconnectivity - Business 2 Community | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Before we identify what needs to change in the organisation, we need to understand the underlying reasons why organisational change has become a critical and essential mandate for companies if they want to remain sustainable and grow in the future in a new age characterised by hyperconnectivity.



Read more at http://www.business2community.com/strategy/organisational-change-compete-age-hyperconnectivity-01003003#3yuOTTS0I8r4BzV3.99

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Reinventing office space: Architects call for the 'death of the desk' - Raw Story (blog)

Reinventing office space: Architects call for the 'death of the desk' - Raw Story (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The idea that the desk is a unit of productivity is changing very, very rapidly. Your productivity is not measured by the amount of time you sit behind a thing called a desk. It is what you do. It is about your output,” he said. “It is about getting the balance of specs right so it is not just get everybody in the open, have open plan but have the right balance of spaces where you can get in a zone of concentration.”

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Places Is A Sharing Platform That Puts Privacy First - TechCrunch (blog)

Places Is A Sharing Platform That Puts Privacy First - TechCrunch (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Places is a privacy-centric startup that’s building a secure Dropbox-style platform for file sharing and messaging — but one that has end-to-end, client-side encryption built in. It’s currently launched in early alpha and is inviting people to sign up for a forthcoming beta atJoinplaces.com. (The alpha is also open to Windows and Mac OS users.)

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Bank of England Issues Digital Currency Report: Bitcoin Possible Future Threat?

The Bank of England released a report today after what it termed a lengthy investigation about digital currencies like Bitcoin. The report described cryptocurrencies and even went as far as saying that the idea was essentially ingenious and then moved on to talk about these currencies in present tense, describing its current market penetration. The report was prepared by four of the bank’s officers: Robleh Ali of the Bank’s Financial Market Infrastructure Directorate, John Barrdear of the Bank’s Monetary Assessment and Strategy Division and Roger Clews and James Southgate and was included in the Bank’s Quarterly Bulletin.

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Sign in to read: End of nations: Is there an alternative to countries? - life - 03 September 2014 - New Scientist

Sign in to read: End of nations: Is there an alternative to countries? - life - 03 September 2014 - New Scientist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Nation states cause some of our biggest problems, from civil war to climate inaction. Science suggests there are better ways to run a planet


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Local Motors 3D Prints a Car Live at IMTS - 3D Printing Industry

Local Motors 3D Prints a Car Live at IMTS - 3D Printing Industry | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This past week, open source car manufacturer, Local Motors, 3D printed a car and drove it live in front of audiences at the IMTS trade show in Chicago.
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Inside London's First Bitcoin Co-working Space - CoinDesk

Inside London's First Bitcoin Co-working Space - CoinDesk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Co-founded by Pamir Gelenbe and his wife Gulnar Hasnain, who are behind the bitcoin events series CoinSummit, T15B is located close to London's tech hub – the so-called 'Silicon Roundabout'.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation