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What Can People Do With Data That Companies Can't? - Forbes

What Can People Do With Data That Companies Can't? - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Searls’ book The Intention Economy is an outgrowth of his VRM efforts.  With Big Data, Big Tech and the need for entrepreneurs to market more effectively on my mind, I took the chance to catch up with Doc this week to ask him a little more for Forbes on one of his meatiest topics:

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Cooperatives give new meaning to sharing economy

Cooperatives give new meaning to sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The co-op members - freelancers in the case of Loconomics; employees and donors in the case of Bring It Local - will own shares, receive dividends and have a voice in running the companies.
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Syriza’s policy for ecological and energy transformation

Syriza’s policy for ecological and energy transformation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“The actions of the new government suggest that Syriza is ready to take steps to implement key aspects of the platform adopted at its first Congress in July 2013.
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A Commons sense | P2P Foundation

A Commons sense | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Since the 1970s, the number of rice varieties in India has plummeted from roughly 100,000 to 7,000. The massive drop is largely due to the rise of high-yield crops born from the Green Revolution, which helped relieve a strained food supply. However, the extinct rice varieties don’t just signify a loss of heritage and cultural identity in Indian villages – each lost variety is a small defeat in the battle to preserve biodiversity and genetic variation.

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Newspaper: "We must ban drones outright before it's too late"

Newspaper: "We must ban drones outright before it's too late" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I don't normally pass along anti-drone op-eds, but this one from the Chicago Tribune is the most extreme I've seen and interesting in how it discounts the posi…
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Christopher Korody's curator insight, Today, 10:27 PM

OK - just so everyone thinks that drones are the best thing since sliced bread - or fresh pizza. I am posting this because it is important that we are mindful that a substantial percentage of the population is fearful of new technology. Privacy and fear of injury seem to lead the pack but security is definitely in the mix. 

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Assessing the Greece / Eurogroup negotiations (1): a negative evaluation by Stathis Kouvelakis

Assessing the Greece / Eurogroup negotiations (1): a negative evaluation by Stathis Kouvelakis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Syriza government will thus have no choice other than to administer the Memorandum framework.
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The Participatory Condition: Open Source Cancer. Brain Scans and the Rituality of Biodigital Data Sharing

The Participatory Condition: Open Source Cancer. Brain Scans and the Rituality of Biodigital Data Sharing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Together with Alessandro Delfanti we have just finished writing a chapter on the forthcoming book "The Participatory Condition", forthcoming on the University of Minnesota Press. Continue reading →
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Stakhanov: the BigData Oracle for a new era

Stakhanov: the BigData Oracle for a new era | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the era of Data, Information and Knowledge, Stakhanov is the expression of our new global data-religion.
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App makers snap up 1st wave of Pepper robots - The Japan News

App makers snap up 1st wave of Pepper robots - The Japan News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The 300 units of the Pepper humanoid robot developed by SoftBank Corp. sold out in just one minute on Friday after the firm started taking advance orders from application developers.
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@aldebarran puts Pepper robot in front of banking customers. #fintech bringing human focus back in the branches.

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Call for papers: The Hybrid City DATA TO THE PEOPLE | P2P Foundation

Call for papers: The Hybrid City DATA TO THE PEOPLE | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Hybrid City is an international biennial event dedicated to exploring the emergent character of the city and the potential transformative shift of the urban condition, as a result of ongoing developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and of their integration in the urban physical context. It aims to promote dialogue and knowledge exchange among experts drawn from academia, as well as researchers, artists, designers, advocates, stakeholders and decision makers, actively involved in addressing questions on the nature of the technologically mediated urban activity and experience. The second installment of the Hybrid City, that took place in 2013 boasted seven keynote speakers, sixty-eight paper presentations and diverse parallel events, that were documented in the printed volume of proceedings.

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Sharing Economy Realities

Sharing Economy Realities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Avi Asher-Schapiro takes a closer look at people who make money off of Uber and Airbnb, and finds a disturbing picture.
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Do companies like Uber, Handy fuel underground economy? | Toronto Star

Do companies like Uber, Handy fuel underground economy? | Toronto Star | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Molly Maid president says cleaning services like Handy and Homejoy avoid employer obligations by deeming staff as “independent contractors.”
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Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty

Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them – and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found.   

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Technology and the sharing economy. An African perspective. | Raymond Besiga | TEDxKampala

The talk is about the sharing economy, the role technology plays in it, and the opportunities this presents for sub-Saharan Africa.ted.com About TEDx, x = in...
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This is not a democracy: How the 1 percent rigged the game

This is not a democracy: How the 1 percent rigged the game | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Money is speech, dollars have more influence than people -- it's time to be honest about the plutocracy we live in
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How the Internet of Things and Smart Services Will Change Society -

How the Internet of Things and Smart Services Will Change Society - | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things will forever change our personal and professional lives. By 2020, there will be 50 billion connected devices communicating through the Internet. Devices can range from connec...
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​Mozilla to open first-world front in Firefox OS war - CNET

​Mozilla to open first-world front in Firefox OS war - CNET | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A partnership with Verizon and other carriers is aimed at bringing the browser-based operating system to wealthy countries. But don't expect ordinary slab-of-glass phones.
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Stakhanov, a BigData god, predicts human futures

Stakhanov, a BigData god, predicts human futures | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Learn more about Stakhanov, the Data God we presented at transmediale 2015 this year, themed "Capture All".
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A Project for a New Humanism: an interview with Pierre Lévy about IEML

A Project for a New Humanism: an interview with Pierre Lévy about IEML | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Pierre Lévy is a philosopher and a pioneer in the study of the impact of the Internet on human knowledge and culture. In Collective Intelligence. Mankind’s Emerging World in Cyberspace, published in French in 1994 (English translation in 1999), he describes a kind of collective intelligence that extends everywhere and is constantly evaluated and coordinated in real time, a collective human intelligence, augmented by new information technologies and the Internet. Since then, he has been working on a major undertaking: the creation of IEML (Information Economy Meta Language), a tool for the augmentation of collective intelligence by means of the algorithmic medium. IEML, which already has its own grammar, is a metalanguage that includes the semantic dimension, making it computable. This in turn allows a reflexive representation of collective intelligence processes.

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Toward a Reflexive Collective Intelligence

Toward a Reflexive Collective Intelligence | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I’ll be in Colorado College on Thursday September 18.
I will talk about my current research and my view on collective intelligence, 20 years after the original publication (1994) of my book “Collective Intelligence” in french.
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Assessing the Greece / Eurogroup negotiations (2): a positive evaluation by Tom Walker | P2P Foundation

Assessing the Greece / Eurogroup negotiations (2): a positive evaluation by Tom Walker | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This battle is a very long way from over. There are more key moments this week, and no doubt there are many weeks and months of crunch points still to come. The last thing we should be doing is abandoning Syriza because it hasn’t fulfilled all our hopes in the first few weeks after its election. And it’s also no use flipping backwards and forwards between enthusiasm and dejection based on each day’s round of negotiations. The future of austerity across Europe now rests on what happens in Greece. If we give up on them, we are giving up on our own struggle too.

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La’Zooz: The Decentralized, Crypto-Alternative to Uber

La’Zooz: The Decentralized, Crypto-Alternative to Uber | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What makes a lot of people uncomfortable about a phenomenon like Uber, when you get right down to it, is how it is owned.
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This entry was posted on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 12:00 pm and is filed under Collective IntelligenceCrowdsourcingCulture & IdeasEconomy and BusinessOpen ModelsOriginal ContentP2P Business ModelsP2P CollaborationP2P Company WatchP2P DevelopmentP2P MoneyP2P Technology. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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“It would be easy to be pessimistic, but pessimism has never changed the world”: Life lessons from a global poverty hero

“It would be easy to be pessimistic, but pessimism has never changed the world”: Life lessons from a global poverty hero | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the days of armchair activism, where many get their activism fix by “liking” a progressive Facebook post, I’m fascinated by people like Kathleen who move beyond the safety of their computers and get their hands dirty in the world’s problems. Ten years ago Kathleen started a non-profit organization, The BOMA Project, after witnessing extreme poverty in northern Kenya. BOMA provides small grants to women so they can start small businesses in the drylands of Africa, where some of the continent’s most vulnerable residents face the challenges of climate change brought on by extreme drought. Since 2009, BOMA has helped change the lives of nearly 45,000 women and children.

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Uber, Airbnb highlight need for regulation in sharing economy: Report

Uber, Airbnb highlight need for regulation in sharing economy: Report | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Companies such as Airbnb, Uber and TaskRabbit, which epitomize what’s known as the sharing economy, are not going away, so governments must figure out ways to regulate them.
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A New Alignment of Movements?

A New Alignment of Movements? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In September 2014, the Commons Strategies Group convened a three-day workshop in Meissen, Germany, of 25 policy advocates and activists from a variety of different economic and social movements.  The topic of the “deep dive”:  Can leading alt-economic and social movements find ways to work more closely together?  Can there be a greater convergence and collaboration in fighting the pathologies of neoliberalism? 


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This entry was posted on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 2:49 pm and is filed under CommonsCommons TransitionCooperativesCulture & IdeasEconomy and BusinessEthical EconomyOpen ModelsOriginal ContentP2P Business ModelsP2P CollaborationPeer PropertySharing. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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