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Family education or homeschooling as a commons-based economy

Family education or homeschooling as a commons-based economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Groundbreaking books, such as The World is Flat and A Whole New Mind, have suggested that a whole new kind of educational system is necessary to prepare today’s students with the 22nd century skills necessary for the emerging global knowledge economy. However, even the most innovative experiments within the public school system, such as charter schools and virtual school networks, are trapped within the antiquated institutions designed for the 19th century industrial economy. Teachers are forced to work within the assembly line structure imposed upon them: classes based on identical ages rather than abilities or interests, and run on a specific timeframe that requires everyone to use the same curriculum to produce an identical outcome at the same time to pass high-stakes tests. As a result, nobody within these institutions can fully implement the radical educational programs developed by our leading futurists.


 

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How Android Open Source Makes Money?

Join Jayce as he talks about how exactly Google makes money when Android is free. What Open Source actually means? Should you get a Phablet or a Phone/Tablet? 

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Find out who doesn't follow you anymore and the most interesting facts about your Twitter friends - Tuit Útil

Find out who doesn't follow you anymore and the most interesting facts about your Twitter friends - Tuit Útil | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Minidata: Small statistics shown as tweets that contain your friends' most interesting data and information about the activity of your Twitter account.
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Scientists Closing in on Theory of Consciousness - LiveScience.com

Scientists Closing in on Theory of Consciousness - LiveScience.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Several studies have shown that you can measure the extent of integration using brain stimulation and recording techniques.

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▶ Bitcoin vs. War: Can Bitcoin End War? - YouTube

Without government run central banks and inflationary currencies, engaging in war is much more difficult. Stefan Molyneux speaks about the potential of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies to end war and brainstorms on how it would be possible start a war in a bitcoin economy. Speech recorded on April 12th at the Toronto Bitcoin Expo 2014.

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Dispatch From A Post-Carbon World: Planting The Seeds For A More Resilient Future

Dispatch From A Post-Carbon World: Planting The Seeds For A More Resilient Future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Transition Towns empower residents to produce and consume more of life's essentials where they live, all while minimizing their reliance on fossil fuels.
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Bitcoin Raises Its Washington Profile to Silicon Valley's Dismay - Bloomberg

Bitcoin Raises Its Washington Profile to Silicon Valley's Dismay - Bloomberg | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The Bitcoin Foundation's executive director, Jon Matonis, travels the world to promote the virtual currency as a replacement for traditional money.

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New crypto-currency can help with medical research - Charity Digital News

New crypto-currency can help with medical research - Charity Digital News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Developers at the CureCoin Forum said “It is not just Bitcoin that has gained traction amongst the online community, many other alternative currencies exist.

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Wikipedia Begins Taking Donations in Bitcoin

Wikipedia Begins Taking Donations in Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia said that it had been asked to accept Bitcoin and that those requests, as well as recent guidelines from the I.R.S., persuaded it to accept the virtual currency.
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Sharing Economy in Cities: Moving Towards a More Inclusive Urban Future - Techonomy

Sharing Economy in Cities: Moving Towards a More Inclusive Urban Future - Techonomy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy makes headlines daily: from anti-Uber protests across Europe to Airbnb's recent $10 billion valuation.
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Ushahidi Platform - Ushahidi

Ushahidi Platform - Ushahidi | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Ushahidi Platform is an open source tool for collecting, visualizing, and mapping information sent by anyone, anywhere via text message, email or web.
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Presentation in Fablab10

Presentation in Fablab10 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Our Fab Lab is intertwined with our startup, and the two have helped each other move forward.

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The Historical Consciousness of the Academic Literature on Commons-based Peer Production

The Historical Consciousness of the Academic Literature on Commons-based Peer Production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As readers of this blog will know, I’m interested in constitutive historicism(i.e., the ways in competing perceptions of history structure decision-making in the present). There is a large body of literature that examines how historical facts, historical factoids, historical analogies, and historical meta-narratives shape the thinking of people in different domains, such as the making of US foreign policy (see book cover below).

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3D printing not unlike Napster in challenging intellectual property laws - Financial Post

3D printing not unlike Napster in challenging intellectual property laws - Financial Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Understandably, the price of personal printing units has come down even as the quality of their production improves.

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Amsterdam Smart Cities Supports 'Model Me'

Amsterdam Smart Cities Supports 'Model Me' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Amsterdam Smart City supports the development of an online interactive application in Zuidoost in which users of the area can post their development ideas.
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Collective Intelligence: We Are The Cloud - Cloud Sherpas

Collective Intelligence: We Are The Cloud - Cloud Sherpas | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Using demographic and behavioural data to find, target and acquire customers is becoming increasingly important to businesses of all kinds. (Collective intelligence is why businesses collecting more and more behavioural data.
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Big data needs a human touch - The Networked Society Blog

Big data needs a human touch - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Turning data into insight calls for a balance of analytics and a human touch. In business, the full potential of big data can only be unlocked when bridged with intuition.

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Evolution of the Networked Society: Try to run Twitter on this! - The Networked Society Blog

Evolution of the Networked Society: Try to run Twitter on this! - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Is this the start of the Networked Society? Let us go back some years in Core Network history and we will find a very old network solution. It was called the switchboard operator.

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Competing with 'sharing economy' - Travel & Tourism News Middle East

Competing with 'sharing economy' - Travel & Tourism News Middle East | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

HAVE you heard of the ‘sharing economy’ yet? The word has been flying around the internet for a while now, but many industry professionals I speak to seem still hard-pressed to define what exactly it is, how it is impacting the hospitality, leisure, and tourism industries, and what future threats and opportunities it holds.

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Watch "TEDxPennQuarter - Anne McCrossan - Reinventing the Organization" Video at TEDxTalks

Watch "TEDxPennQuarter - Anne McCrossan - Reinventing the Organization" Video at TEDxTalks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it



Anne's a specialist in organizational and brand development, a speaker, author and the founder of Visceral Business. She wrote the Changethis manifesto 'Cracking the Genetic Code: A New Way Forward for Organizations' and is shifting the way businesses develop, biologically instead of mechanically, so they can work indigenously with stakeholders and audiences and thrive in the semantic age.


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Portland OKs Airbnb-type short-term rentals

Portland OKs Airbnb-type short-term rentals | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to legalize short-term rentals in single-family homes, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb.
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Bitcoin's "Political Neutrality is a Myth" - Amir Taaki Intervie

Bitcoin's "Political Neutrality is a Myth" - Amir Taaki Intervie | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Amir Taaki is a skilled programmer and one of the leading minds behind Dark Wallet, an app that will allow Bitcoin users to easily conduct anonymous transactions.
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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Essay: Towards a Participatory Market Society


“Despite all our great advances in science, technology and financial innovations, many soci- eties today are struggling with a financial, economic and public spending crisis, over-regulation, and mass unemployment, as well as lack of sustainability and innovation. Can we still rely on conventional economic thinking or do we need a new approach? Is our economic system under- going a fundamental transformation? Are our theories still doing a good job with just a few exceptions, or do they work only for “good weather” but not for “market storms”? Can we fix existing theories by adapting them a bit, or do we need a fundamentally different approach? These are the kind of questions that will be addressed in this paper. I argue that, as the complexity of socio-economic systems increases, networked decision- making and bottom-up self-regulation will be more and more important features.

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Open App - P2P Foundation

Open App - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The plan at this point is focused on getting Cobudget properly user-tested and minimally integrated with Loomio groups by using the Circle app to stick them together. There are lots of requests for some combination of Cobudget and Loomio. We want to go where the demand pull is, then bootstrap the ecocsystem from there." (https://www.loomio.org/d/RJnwlM1g/project-update)

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Mutual Development Principles

Mutual Development Principles | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Mutual Development arises from observations as to the state of the Development Industry and the problems it causes. Especially with respect to Money and it’s use in social empowerment. Short summary – Money fucks up everything in this context, at least when coming from external and non sustainable resources. Money creates artificial inequality, without guaranteeing meaningful contribution. It creates dependencies, with inevitably lead to collapse or hindrance to projects upon the withdrawal of funds. Anyway, enough bitching, I’m trying to create a positive provocation. “Experts” are also problematic, I addressed this in the first post.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » P2P Trendfest (6): User-Generated Urbanism

“The traditional model of city-making has historically involved experts with a definitive, long-term plan executed over time. The issue with that is that culture changes faster than infrastructure; we’ve surpassed our ability to keep up. One of the consequences is that we’re left living in cities we planned 50 to 60 years ago.”

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