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A Question of Wholeness

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From my own view, the problem is with the conceptual limitations of the dualistic categories of dialectical mind. For 2000 years, dialectical reasoning has grown in sophistication by creating synthetic (or transcendent or meta-) narratives to reconcile contraries. Postmodernism comes along and points out that meta-narratives aren’t really doing the work that we supposed them to do. They don’t really solve the dichotomies, they basically take one of three ways out 1) reduce them to conceptually more foundational dichotomies — such that, for example, you have the ultimate contrasts in Buddhism “emptiness” and “form” and two truths doctrine (relative and absolute) , Schopenhauer gives us “world” and “representation” for Derrida we have “sameness” and “difference” or the ultimate contrast in Hegel “matter” and “spirit” or in Bhaskar “absence” and “identity” …. or 2) hold paradoxes simultaneously– as “two sides of the same coin” — this is Wilber’s tetra-emergence, or Heidegger’s paradoxical thinking, and also Nishida Kitaro’s answer to Hegel, or 3) establish a meta-theoretical framework upon which the endless synthetic narratives can be adjudicated — hence Integral theory is a meta-theory which contextualizes ‘green’ narratives as “higher” than “blue” narratives — the problem is, a different meta-theoretical framework such as Critical Realism can, through explanatory critique, counter the Integral meta- framework, and so one is left with the frustrating position of having to formulate a meta-meta framework to contextualize the meta-theoretical frameworks. It is easy to show that this pushes the situation of “grand narratives” up a notch in terms of conceptual sophistication, but it does not solve the problem of grand narratives and as such is still subject to the post-modern critique (IMO).

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Montreal Vows to be an Open City, but What Exactly Does That Mean? - Techvibes (blog)

Montreal Vows to be an Open City, but What Exactly Does That Mean? - Techvibes (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The notion of participatory democracy, and the idea that a small committed group of individuals can change their city has been steadfastly encouraged.

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Wired Magazine's Cofounder Shares 3 Books That Can Change Your Life - Business Insider

Wired Magazine's Cofounder Shares 3 Books That Can Change Your Life - Business Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Wired magazine cofounder, entrepreneur, and prolific writer Kevin Kelly has a two-story personal library in his home and says that he's read thousands of books.




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Crowdfunding Sites in 2014 - Forbes

Crowdfunding Sites in 2014 - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


If you're currently searching for funding, a good place to start is to briefly understanding the rapidly growing crowdfunding industry, and then become familiar with the top crowdfunding sites listed below.

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Why I wrote an Open Letter to Pope Francis - Michel Bauwens - YouTube

Open Letter to Pope Francis on the Ethical Economy

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Peer production, disruption and the law - call for debates, essays and interviews | P2P Foundation

Peer production, disruption and the law - call for debates, essays and interviews | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We are now inviting contributions to this special edition of the Journal of Peer Production in the form of short essays of between 1000 and 3000 words to complement the longer peer reviewed articles that will appear in thisedition of the journal, due to be published in December 2014 The contributions can be testimonies, working papers and critical essays by researchers and practitioners. Debates are essays by several authors expressing clearly contrasting viewpoints about a relevant issue.

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Innovation Excellence | Sharing economy and the new play control

Innovation Excellence | Sharing economy and the new play control | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In-direct relation from effort to benefits is changing: my success depends on the success of the others, I don’t see the success coming back to me directly, ‘me’ and ‘we’ intersect. Empathy is the driver building the link between people on collaborative platforms.



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Libertarians and Conservatives: Opponents, Not Allies - Huffington Post

Libertarians and Conservatives: Opponents, Not Allies - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Fischer's collectivism demands subordination of the individual to the collective.

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Driving Innovation With Crowdsourcing

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Companies are using the wisdom of consumers to rapidly drive innovation, improve products and increase customer satisfaction. (#Crowdsourcing uses the power of collective wisdom to drive #innovation.
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How New Sharing Economy Companies Handle a Landslide of Payments Without Getting Buried

For them to grow at this rate, they needed to take advantage of other trends to enable their workers to scale in superhuman ways. They also used data to hire and retain great peopleand increase worker productivity. I call these techniques and technologies, Super Tools.

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The Internet of Things and Open Source | Black Duck

The Internet of Things (IoT) is advancing at a tremendous rate, steadily outpacing desktop and mobile computing – by 2020, over 50 billion intelligent devices (Cisco) will connect to and exchange information over the Internet (vs. a projected 7.3 billion tablets, smartphones and PCs - Gartner), with an economic impact of nearly US$2 trillion (Gartner).  This huge cohort of “things” comprises staggering diversity, from recognizable computers down to sensors and light switches and thermostats, as well as the infrastructure needed to support them. The impact of the IoT will span the gamut of industries and applications, including media, entertainment, medical, agriculture, manufacturing, consumer electronics, transportation and energy, And, like the existing Internet, the emerging IoT will rely upon and instigate adoption of open source technologies and open standards. 


- See more at: http://www.blackducksoftware.com/resources/webinar/internet-things-and-open-source#sthash.joEtxXhB.dpuf

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» Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable Clay Shirky

Back in 1993, the Knight-Ridder newspaper chain began investigating piracy of Dave Barry’s popular column, which was published by the Miami Herald and syndicated widely. In the course of tracking down the sources of unlicensed distribution, they found many things, including the copying of his column to alt.fan.dave_barry on usenet; a 2000-person strong mailing list also reading pirated versions; and a teenager in the Midwest who was doing some of the copying himself, because he loved Barry’s work so much he wanted everybody to be able to read it.

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See the Candy 3D Printer Make an Edible Chocolate Vase | Inside3DP.com

See the Candy 3D Printer Make an Edible Chocolate Vase | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Candy 3D printer is now on Kickstarter. See it here live in action printing a chocolate vase that's literally good enough to eat.
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The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz - Flip the Media

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz - Flip the Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The CFAA (U.S.C. § 1030), originally enacted in 1986, makes it a federal crime to “access a computer without authorization or exceeding authorized access.” Dubbed informally as the “federal anti-hacking law,” the CFAA does not narrowly define what “without authorization” or “exceeding authorized access” means. In addition, punishments for violating CFAA are harsh, with up to five years in prison for a first offense. The CFAA’s combination of vague wording, sweeping scope and harsh penalties have generated heated controversy.

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Ethics of social networking in social work - OUPblog (blog)

Ethics of social networking in social work - OUPblog (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The context of Facebook, for instance, includes a culture where sharing seems to be valued much more than privacy.

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The Networked Economy promises to transform just about every aspect of how people live and work. | MIT Technology Review

The Networked Economy promises to transform just about every aspect of how people live and work. | MIT Technology Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

No question about it: The Networked Economy is the next economic revolution. In the coming years, it will offer unprecedented opportunities for businesses and improve the lives of billions worldwide.

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Fab new 3D printer at Mott Community College will turn more dreams into reality - Bay City Times

Fab new 3D printer at Mott Community College will turn more dreams into reality - Bay City Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"(Fabrication labs are) places for people with creative ideas to get the idea off of the napkin and out of your head and get a working model in your hand," said Tom Crampton, executive dean for Mott's regional technology initiatives.

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Independent contractor ruling on FedEx drivers could affect "Sharing Economy" - San Francisco Business Times (blog)

Independent contractor ruling on FedEx drivers could affect "Sharing Economy" - San Francisco Business Times (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A federal court panel ruling this week holding that FedEx drivers were misclassified as independent contractors could have major implications for "sharing economy" companies — firms that provide services ranging from on-demand transportation to food delivery, maid service, grocery shopping and errand running.

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Trust Is Essential for a Sustainable Future - Huffington Post

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Trust Is Essential for a Sustainable Future Huffington Post Political, religious, and ideological factions seem to be multiplying and intensifying, particularly as people are increasingly confronted with moral, ethical, and spiritual obligations...
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Is Modern Life Making Us Dumber? - Center for Research on Globalization

Is Modern Life Making Us Dumber? - Center for Research on Globalization | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As for Dr. te Nijenhuis and colleagues, they analyzed the results of 14 intelligence studies conducted between 1884 to 2004, including one by Sir Francis Galton, an English anthropologist and a cousin of Charles Darwin. Each study gauged participants’ so-called visual reaction times — how long it took them to press a button in response to seeing a stimulus. Reaction time reflects a person’s mental processing speed, and so is considered an indication of general intelligence.

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Artificial Intelligence: Can Science Truly Recreate You? - Daily Nexus

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Artificial Intelligence: Can Science Truly Recreate You?
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Is Owning Overrated? The Rental Economy Rises

Is Owning Overrated? The Rental Economy Rises | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs say the new way of consuming is part of a growing, post-recession movement to value experiences over possessions. (Sharing Everything: Is Owning Overrated?
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Can Machines Teach Us About the Next ‘Sharing Economy?’ | Jump Associates Blog | Jump Associates

Can Machines Teach Us About the Next ‘Sharing Economy?’ | Jump Associates Blog | Jump Associates | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Every day, we put technologies like Google Glass, online ads, fitness trackers, and more to use in an attempt to learn more about ourselves through technology.
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Is Your Software Good Enough To Be Free? - Forbes

Is Your Software Good Enough To Be Free? - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


This means you have to be prepared to support users across the globe, from Day One.

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Biogen: Moving From Collaboration To Innovation - Investor's Business Daily

Biogen: Moving From Collaboration To Innovation - Investor's Business Daily | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In an industry as risky as biotechnology, it's easy to stick with a proven formula. But sometimes, managing for success means changing your strategic direction to avoid falling into a rut.

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Mediatwits #128: How Blended Learning Fits into the Future of Education - PBS MediaShift


This method encourages collaboration, discussion and in-person learning in lieu of the traditional lecture format.

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