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The other singularity: from the Great Meltdown to the Great Escape

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" We’re experiencing a singularity, of sorts, in which it is becoming impossible for capital to prevent a shift in the supply of an increasing proportion of the necessities of life from mass produced goods purchased with wages, to small-scale production in the informal and household sector. The upshot is likely to be something like Vinay Gupta’s “Unplugged” movement (see below), in which the possibilities for low-cost, comfortable subsistence off the grid result in exactly the same situation, the fear of which motivated the propertied classes in carrying out the Enclosures: a situation in which the majority of the public can take wage labor or leave it, if it takes it at all, the average person works only on his own terms when he needs supplemental income for luxury goods and the like, and (even if he considers supplemental income necessary in the long run for an optimal standard of living) can afford in the short run to quit work and live off his own resources for prolonged periods of time, while negotiating for employment on the most favorable terms. It will be a society in which workers, not employers, have the greater ability to walk away from the table. It will, in short, be the kind of society Wakefield lamented in the colonial world of cheap and abundant land: a society in which labor is hard to get on any terms, and almost impossible to hire at a low enough wage to produce significant profit."
 

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The 2 Worst Technology Predictions of 2014

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Unwrapping a Google Glass This Christmas? Are bitcoins putting your children through college?
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How Uber and the Sharing Economy Can Win Over Regulators - HBR

How Uber and the Sharing Economy Can Win Over Regulators - HBR | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Their interests are more aligned than some think.
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It's good to share: The triple economic win - Agenda - The World Economic Forum

It's good to share: The triple economic win - Agenda - The World Economic Forum | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Collaborative consumption is gaining political backing because of the way it encourages re-use and sustainability, writes Isabelle Szmigin.
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The Global Language Network

The Global Language Network | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How is the world connected? The Global Language network shows connections among language groups that are expressed in Book Translations, Tweets and Wikipedia edits.
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A Look Back: Making Sense of Social Business Trends - CMSWire

A Look Back: Making Sense of Social Business Trends - CMSWire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
2014 wasn't the year Facebook staked an unshakeable claim for the hearts and minds of brands and consumers. By the time Jan. 1, 2014 dawned, that had already happened.
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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Participate in The Sharing Economy | Sharing Economy, Pickup Trucks, Collaborative Consumption, Startups| GoShare Blog

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Participate in The Sharing Economy | Sharing Economy, Pickup Trucks, Collaborative Consumption, Startups| GoShare Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

1. Access Without Ownership – The sharing economy is great for people who need to use something short term but don’t need to own it. Two great examples are boats and pickup trucks. Everybody has needed or wanted access to a boat or a pickup truck every now and then, but most people don’t need to own them. Companies like Boatbound and GoShare give people easy access to those items when they need it.

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Business models for open innovation: Matching h...

Business models for open innovation: Matching h... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Research on open innovation suggests that companies benefit differentially from adopting open innovation strategies; however, it is unclear why this is so.
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What is Open Source Hardware? | Think Tank M&A

What is Open Source Hardware? | Think Tank M&A | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open Source Hardware also called Open Hardware was created to provide an alternative to patents as a way to promote innovation.
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2015 Prediction: It would be a mistake to underestimate the impact of IoT

2015 Prediction: It would be a mistake to underestimate the impact of IoT | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over the next 12 months we should be looking for the first signs of those truly definitional technological changes.
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Rock stars amp up in digital music copyright war - Politico

Rock stars amp up in digital music copyright war - Politico | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There are a lot of policy meetings on Capitol Hill — and they pretty much never end in song.
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Twilio helps sharing economy workers connect, and retain privacy - SFGate

Twilio helps sharing economy workers connect, and retain privacy - SFGate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When Brian Schrier calls or texts folks who hire him via TaskRabbit to do odd jobs, his actual phone number — and theirs — is masked.
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Critical Power of Free Software - P2P Foundation

Critical Power of Free Software - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In sum, I am arguing that one particular way in which FS comes to constitute a material critique of computing epistemology is when the act of coding confronts forms typical of the wage nexus. It is then that the absurdities of bending coding to the requirements of the reproduction of capital become most evident, and thus when a “free” ethic is appears in great contrast to a profit motive. In pointing this out, I intend to be taking a small step toward specifying the conditions under which FS practice does indeed become material critique, not just that it can do so." 

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The Big Data Behind the Social Sharing Economy

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In almost all large-scale communities and online social networks, a major proportion of users rely on other users to contribute content.
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▶ Noam Chomsky (2014) "IPhones And Intellectual Property" - YouTube

Full Speech + Q&A -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qzliIR3TU8 Date - May 22, 2014
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The 14 Biggest Business Stories of 2014 - GoLocalPDX

The 14 Biggest Business Stories of 2014 - GoLocalPDX | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From legal marijuana to civic battles with rideshare giant Uber, Oregon had another year of growth in 2014, coming in as the ninth fastest-growing economy in the nation. 
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Imagining A Different Future For Labor Unions - Forbes

Imagining A Different Future For Labor Unions - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Fight for $15 protest movement has provoked a lot of discussion of the future of labor unions in the U.S. It's not entirely clear to me how this protest-based model is really a sustainable future for unions.
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[Phoronix] Linux Hardware Reviews, Open-Source Benchmarking & Linux Gaming Benchmarks

[Phoronix] Linux Hardware Reviews, Open-Source Benchmarking & Linux Gaming Benchmarks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Phoronix is the leading technology website for Linux hardware reviews, open-source news, Linux benchmarks, open-source benchmarks, distribution screenshots, interviews, and computer hardware tests.
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Building Open Source Hardware: DIY Manufacturin...

Building Open Source Hardware: DIY Manufacturin... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is the first hands-on guide to the entire process of designing and manufacturing open source hardware.
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Sharing Economy Series: 5 lessons on making your marketplace survive its first year

Sharing Economy Series: 5 lessons on making your marketplace survive its first year | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Like most marketplace businesses, we wrestle with the inherent challenges of seeding and growing a marketplace with two user bases, as well as navigating an industry adverse to change. One year in,...
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FAQs on connected manufacturing value chain

FAQs on connected manufacturing value chain | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Manufacturers are continuously working on reducing costs and increasing productivity, arguably perfecting their operations, but the industry has yet to reach its full potential.
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2014: When The Rental—Not "Sharing"—Economy Exploded - ReadWrite

2014: When The Rental—Not "Sharing"—Economy Exploded ReadWrite The year 2014 ushered in a new wave of what is often wrongly thought of as the “sharing economy.” It's more accurately termed the Rental Economy—a collection of changes that have...
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GET Decentralized Spring 2015 – San Francisco Bay Area | GET-D

GET Decentralized Spring 2015 – San Francisco Bay Area | GET-D | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
GETDecentralized has been the event where we will be sharing ideas, skills and resources to co-create new experiences around the decentralized web.
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