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Wikisprint Barcelona 2013 at IGOPnet with OKFN
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We will hold a cafe discussion on these various topics in P2P (Peer-to-Peer) ideas: What is P2P? P2P for 2014 in society and technology. We will limit attended to 10 at the cafe, and to 10 via video hangout.
The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) has approved plans for a optic fibre mega-ring.
The New York Times reported last May: Name a target anywhere in China, an official at a state-owned company boasted recently, and his crack staff will break into that person’s computer, download the contents of the hard drive, record the keystrokes and monitor cellphone communications, too.
Amid the hubbub surrounding the quota debate and the best way to develop female talent, there's a potential mass exodus waiting to happen.
Organizations will spend $1.3 trillion worldwide on enterprise software and services this year. If you’re an entrepreneur building a next-generation software company, you’re no doubt wondering: How do I get my piece of the pie?
A rapid transition to 4G LTE networks can potentially catapult hundreds of millions into a hyper-connected era and put the country onto a path of definitive inclusive growth
LSE Terra Society was pleased to present David Graeber, who discussed some of the ideas set out in 'Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology' as part of Indigenous Genius week at the London School of Economics.
Any politician who pretends that more cooperative working will spring from a debilitatingly shrunken state is either ignorant or disingenuous. It is no help to keep loading a greater burden onto cooperators while non-cooperators are allowed to siphon off more resources under the cloak of deregulation. A cooperative government is one that not only acknowledges that cooperative problem-solving is a more effective and sustainable way to improve people’s quality of life, but it is also one that is visibly committed to creating and maintaining the social and economic conditions that will enable cooperative groups in their diverse form to thrive.
Current (aka BTC, Bictoin) “crypto-money … is part of the traditional financial system. There is no emancipation, but subsumption. There is no alternative, but compatibility.
http://www.futuremag.de Ungekürztes Interview mit Jeremy Rifkin über "Smart grids", die neuen "intelligenten" Stromnetze,
Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee’s initial proposal for what would become the World Wide Web. Think about how different media and technology were in 1989 from today. Now imagine how different things might look at a year that sounded like science fiction not that long ago: 2025.
Google Director of Ideas and former technology advisor to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Jared Cohen, says that digital “crypto-currencies” like Bitcoin are here to stay. “I think it’s very obvious to all of us that crypto-currencies are inevitable,” he told the audience at SXSW, in conversation with Chairman Eric Schmidt, to promote their co-authored book, The New Digital Age.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is the latest Internet entrepreneur to admit to “playing around” with Bitcoin.
Although Bitcoin works in a decentralized, peer-to-peer, open source way, it still remains part of the conventional scarcity paradigm. The fact that it plugs in the conventional scarce money infrastructure ($, €, etc) infuses the scarcity DNA in it. Even worse: it sticks to the “coin”, such an oldmeme! However I do acknowledge Bitcoin as a step towards the post-monetary society, while remaining inside the mainstream paradigm. It paves the way to new possibilities. Advocates and users of Bitcoin will very likely make all possible mistakes that will accelerate the shift.
Omlet, a new privacy-based social media platform launching today at SXSW, has an idea. They call it the "privacy economy." It's a notion that could really only be incubated in Silicon Valley's minor league, but it emerges from deep within the American capitalist psyche: find a problem, then make some money off of it. But, should we really be thinking of a human right as some sort of economy to be exploited for profit?
Pichai made the announcement at SXSW Interactive and said that the software development kits (SDKs) will not only make it easier for companies and individuals to use Android on fitness trackers, motion sensors and other wearable tech devices, it would also simplify data collection from sensors in order to create supporting apps and functionality.
Several economic and societal factors have fueled the growth of the sharing economy, in which people rent, borrow, share and swap items they might have purchased 10 or 20 years ago. But what is being overlooked in the rush to embrace this new way of consumerism are the risks to those on both sides of the transactions.
Etisalat and Ericsson have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a new collaboration that will enable a high-speed, responsive network, laying the foundation for next-generation infrastructure for government activities and smart city initiatives.
DALLAS (CN) - Federal prosecutors have dropped almost all criminal charges against the Dallas journalist who insists that he severed ties with the hacktivist collective Anonymous.
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“How can we build an economy of abundance, that seeks to create the condition of abundance when all people, regardless of their background, now and in the future, are enabled to thrive ² and numerous animal and plants species can likewise thrive?I present here a strategy that seeks to literally make place for abundance. Countless initiatives that promote abundance already exist, but they seem hopelessly small in comparison to ´the economyµ which pushes us toward ever-increasing resource consumption, competition,and conflict. It is therefore essential that numerous abundance-supporting ventures be networked in order to gain strength. One of the most important ways to build networks is to focus on places where they are already strong and have potential to grow. ´Place’ in this context refers not just to some area that can be defined on a map or marked on the ground, but to a place with cultural significance, where people have a sense of identity and of home connected with that place, and where people continue to work together and with the natural environment in order to enhance its desired qualities. ´
The team have developed two 'printable', flat packable beehive designs that can be downloaded and CNC routed from a single sheet of plywood. The project aims to facilitate backyard beekeepers concerned about colony collapse while reenforcing local bee populations in both urban and rural areas.
According to the UK’s Data.gov website: "The government has made releasing open data apriority because: it makes the government more accountable to citizens and strengthens our democracy (for example, the Department for International Development’s Aid Tracker); it brings us better public services (for example, The Guardian’s GCSE Schools Guide); and it feeds economic and social growth (for example, transport data intermediary Placr)."
Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch.
There is never a dull moment in Bitcoin. Today we have seen heightened media speculation on the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. As of this writing, we have seen zero conclusive evidence that the identified person is the designer of Bitcoin. Those closest to the Bitcoin project, the informal team of core developers, have always been unaware of Nakamoto’s true identity, as Nakamoto communicated purely through electronic means.