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Young Fab Labbers have helped UK City of Culture 2013 to announce plans for this year’s Creativity Month, the annual celebration of creativity and the creative industries.
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What is a revolution? We used to think we knew. Revolutions were seizures of power by popular forces aiming to transform the very nature of the political, social, and economic system in the country in which the revolution took place, usually according to some visionary dream of a just society. Nowadays, we live in an age when, if rebel armies do come sweeping into a city, or mass uprisings overthrow a dictator, it’s unlikely to have any such implications; when profound social transformation does occur—as with, say, the rise of feminism—it’s likely to take an entirely different form. It’s not that revolutionary dreams aren’t out there. But contemporary revolutionaries rarely think they can bring them into being by some modern-day equivalent of storming the Bastille.
An interesting event took place on 7th May 2013 at St Pauls in London, organized by the St.Paul’s Institute. At the seminar entitled “The City and the Common Good - Good Money”, money creation by the banks was identified to be the key problem by some of the speakers and Positive Money was mentioned several times in the questions at the end, however the answers were based on misunderstanding of our proposals.
Hitting back at media mogul Hans H. Luik’s remarks last week that his generation of businessmen had more alpha qualities, isePankur CEO Pärtel Tomberg said that the entrepreneurs of today are more international and less inclined to corruption than their predecessors.
Samuel Palmisano says companies, countries and cities need to follow the same three guidelines to succeed in today's integrated global economy. (¿Cuáles son las tres claves para competir en la economía actual?
Summary: The Internet of Things will consist primarily of machines talking to one another, with computer-connected humans observing, analysing and acting upon the resulting 'big data' explosion. Here's how the next internet revolution is shaping up.
This new survey gets at the motivations behind sharing, as well as the future of the market. Not surprisingly, adults under 35 are the most digitally savvy and therefore the most likely to have participated in sharing or renting online rather than owning. Most people (77%) see the sharing economy as a great way to save money, but among those who have actually tried it, the plurality, 36%, said their motivation was philosophical, not financial. Listing extra goods or a spare room online was seen as a way to help others and, for one in four, to promote sustainability as well.
Here it is troops...the new buzz phrase for Global Economy or New Wolrd Order...is "sharing economy"...sounds so fuzzy a sweet. We're all sharing now...yes...can you say SHARING...? Hello neighbor...lets share.... What could go wrong..? Hey...wait a minute...who's the dude with the sword...Muslim..? What's up with the sword...OH... You don't like sharing...? Heads are gonna roll....
RT @jacqbott: W/ Sharing Economy Law, facilitating open, trusting relationships will become lawyers key role http://t.co/QUGh0yIu #shareable
"Sharing"...it's the new solution... WHen Global economy sounds socialist...when New World Order sounds Communist...we find a new phrase..."Sharing Economy...aawwwwww....makes you wanna snuggle...
THOSE ARE THE FINDINGS OF AN EXHAUSTIVE STUDY THAT ASKED 64,000 PEOPLE IN 13 COUNTRIES TO IDENTIFY QUALITIES THEY WANT IN THOSE AT THE TOP. HERE, ONE OF THE REPORT'S CO-AUTHORS EXAMINES WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP.
Participatory online platforms and visual tools help gauge and meet the actual needs of the population. (Collaborative Platforms Empower Citizens To Shape Their Communities [My Ideal City].
Cyber-espionage isn't limited to the military, with freelance hackers doing damage to internal commerce.
There is a misperception about the new Google Cloud Platform that the company put into general availability last week at Google I/O. It’s not a brand new platform. It’s what Google has used for years. It is Google’s foundation. It is what makes Google, Google. And now it’s open for the first time to developers and businesses.
Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy (Millennials and tech drive more sharing and closer living.
Closing keynote of the OuiShare Fest by Michel Bauwens, founder of the Foundation for P2P Alternatives, who introduces four prospective scenarios for the collaborative Economy.http://ouisharefest.com
I have asked Benjamin K. Sovacool, a Research Fellow in the Energy Governance Program at the National University of Singapore, for a recap of why we need to move towards distributed energy.
Smartphones are especially good at being social, integrating text, voice, video and images in an endless number of apps that can serve a user's needs, and all without the need for a web-based social network.
OpenSource.com: As an organization or even individual there always seem to be questions when considering whether or not to make your project or code snippet open source.
In this book, he details the shift from a hit-driven entertainment and media industry into one in which hits lose in importance, while much of the profit lies in selling the hundreds of thousands of non-hit titles. A crucial insight came when the CEO of a “digital jukebox” company asked him to estimate what percentage of the 10,000 albums available on the jukeboxes sold at least one track per quarter. Anderson guessed 50 percent, but was off by a wide margin, as the answer was 98 percent.
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee has long been outspoken in his support for new laws that would foster a thriving environment for the emerging sharing economy.
Read about the country's cultural shift from ownership to sharing, and how Boston is ground zero for the new sharing economy of cars, houses, books, more.
Oops...see...Socialism....nobody gets to own things...we all "share"....yeah
A new economic model is emerging as the millennials are thinking smart about ways to make money on everything they own.
Colaboritive is right... They not only help you "understand" what sharing is...they'll arrange people for you to share with... You need not own your property any more...you'll share it with everyone... It's REDISTRIBUTION in its rawest and sickest form...disguised as something nice and honorable...
The Worlwide List of Open Source Hardware Online Stores @ MakingSociety. Don’t spend any more time browsing desperately the internetz to find parts for your RepRap, Arduino kits or local sensors and PCBs distributors for your new project.
If alternative currencies still sound strange, Lietaer and Dunne quote Edgar Kampers, the director of a non-profit organization that supports a currency called Qoin, to drive home the point of what money actually is: “[F]or me, currency is information between a buyer and a seller. … I buy a sweater. We agree that it’s worth 20 units of whatever. The sweater is the thing with the value. … Money is not valuable at all, but money allows you to buy things, which are valuable.” In other words, local currencies recognize that money is an invention, which can change and be reconstructed to meet the needs of the community it serves.
Most of us learned the culture of sharing back in kindergarten, but in recent years the idea has grown into a multibillion-dollar online marketplace offering consumers access to affordable alternatives to goods and services. The “sharing economy,” as it is known, burst out of the recession with startups such as accommodation website Airbnb. The platform -- and the others like it -- created a community for collaborative consumption, the much-buzzed-about euphemism for what’s mine is yours (and you can find it online for a price).