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Cybernetic Revolutionaries | Technology and Politics in Allende's Chile

Cybernetic Revolutionaries | Technology and Politics in Allende's Chile | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The book launch of Revolucionarios cibernéticos will take place August 28 at 7:30pm at the Fundación Salvador Allende (Av. República 475, Santiago de Chile) as part of a series of events commemorating the 40-year anniversary of the Unidad Popular. Jaime Tohá González, ex-Minister of the Unidad Popular will be presenting the book and I will be sharing stories and answering questions. Spread the word to those who might be interested or perhaps I’ll see you there!

 
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Driving cars into the future with Linux

Driving cars into the future with Linux | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A look at how Linux and open source software are changing in-vehicle infotainment through GENIVI and the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) workgroup.
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Changing MENA with the 'sharing economy'

Changing MENA with the 'sharing economy' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Every generation has a group of crazy people set to 'make a difference and have a positive impact'. These creative entrepreneurs, young innovators, change-makers (they have many names), have all in common a different vision for our economies and businesses: more sustainable, more social, more inclusive and, especially, more collaborative.

 

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This Futuristic Prefab in Spain Has All the High-Tech Gizmos of a Spaceship

This Futuristic Prefab in Spain Has All the High-Tech Gizmos of a Spaceship | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A sci-fi-inspired prefab with an efficient edge is grounded in real-world technology.
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International Summit of Cooperatives to discuss innovation and technology - Co-operative News

Innovation advisor Navi Radjou and economist Jeremy Rifkin will be joining delegates at the International Summit of Cooperatives in Quebec.
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Digital Transformation of Business and Society

Digital Transformation of Business and Society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At a recent KPMG Robotic Innovations event, Futurist and friend Gerd Leonhard delivered a keynote titled “The Digital Tr…
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Artificial intelligence in business: The state of play and future prospects | ZDNet

Artificial intelligence in business: The state of play and future prospects | ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Humans are more likely to work with smart machines in the digital enterprises of the future than be ousted by them, but the possibility of economic and social disruption needs to be on the political agenda.
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Commoning as a Transformative Social Paradigm | P2P Foundation

Every so often I am invited to write a piece that in effect answers the question, “Why the commons?” I invariably find new answers to that question.
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Andrew Conte on Media: Finding a sustainable future for journalism

Andrew Conte on Media: Finding a sustainable future for journalism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Newspapers are supposed to have an infinite time horizon,” Shirky said from NYU's campus in Shanghai, China. “They're supposed to be around. They're more like churches or schools.”

 

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A post-work economy of robots and machines is a bad Utopia for the left

A post-work economy of robots and machines is a bad Utopia for the left | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A Brave New World of worklessness and a universal wage is attracting advocates across the political spectrum.
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This Worker-Owned Tech Startup Found Investors — and Kept Its Values

This Worker-Owned Tech Startup Found Investors — and Kept Its Values | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This piece was written by Nathan Schneider for Yes! Magazine.
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How will the Brexiteers react if they lose? Expect bitterness and frustration | Paul Mason

How will the Brexiteers react if they lose? Expect bitterness and frustration | Paul Mason | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The right’s attitude to migration could get even nastier, but a Remain vote will offer Labour a fresh chance to reconnect with ‘red Ukip’
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The far right is weaselling into the mainstream, dressed up in suits | Paul Mason

The far right is weaselling into the mainstream, dressed up in suits | Paul Mason | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It may be Austria’s democratic right to elect a cleaned-up fascist as president, but it is our right to suspend the country from the EU
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From belief to outrage: The decline of the middle class reaches the next American town

From belief to outrage: The decline of the middle class reaches the next American town | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“We’ll be fine because we’ve always been fine.”
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What Will Life Be Like in 2050?

What Will Life Be Like in 2050? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By mid-century there will likely be 9 billion people on the planet,
consuming ever more resources and leading ever more technologically
complex lives. What will our cities be like? How will we eat?
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Broadcaster Paul Mason takes down TTIP (2016)

Question of TTIP comes up and it potential to spoil the NHS' status. Recorded from Question Time, 19 May 2016.
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Global Private Investment in Green Tech Totals $7.13 Trillion | P2P Foundation

The Renewable Energy sector is growing as fossil fuel becomes less appealing due to cost parity with renewables, driving evolution to sustainable societies.
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Open Hardware Multimeter Concept | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest

Open Hardware Multimeter Concept | Hawaii Science and Technology Digest | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This video shows a very interesting concept of how you can build an open hardware multimeter, which lets you get considerable accuracy at a cost that is somewhat lower than existing commercial multimeters.
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Commentary: Five myths about the Blockchain revolution

Commentary: Five myths about the Blockchain revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Blockchain technology is the most important invention in computing in a generation because, for the first time in human history, we have at our disposal a truly native digital medium for peer-to-peer value exchange. Blockchain, a vast global platform based on a distributed ledger, establishes the rules -- in the form of computations and heavy duty encryption -- that enable two or more parties to transact or do business without needing a third party to establish trust.

 

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Robert Steele: Open Source Governance – Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

Robert Steele: Open Source Governance – Creating a Prosperous World at Peace | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open Source Governance: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace Robert Steele, Open Source Observatory (European Union), 23 May 2016 Open source solutions – primarily in software but increasingly also in hardware – cost roughly one tenth of...
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The gig economy needs a new bargain for workers - FT.com

The gig economy needs a new bargain for workers - FT.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Ms Warren outlines four areas for action. First, she wants to make it easier for all workers to pay social security contributions and buy insurance against disability or illness, as well as to accrue credits for at least some paid leave. Second, she argues that health and pension benefits should belong to workers and should follow them no matter what their employment status. Third, she underlines the need to streamline and enforce existing labour laws to stop employers exploiting loopholes. Finally, she stresses the need for collective bargaining for all workers — unions, historically intent on protecting insiders, need to bear some responsibility.

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ARE MAYORS (& NETWORKS OF CITIES) THE RISING STARS OF GLOBAL POLITICS? [THE CITIES’ DIPLOMACY SERIES (2)]

ARE MAYORS (& NETWORKS OF CITIES) THE RISING STARS OF GLOBAL POLITICS? [THE CITIES’ DIPLOMACY SERIES (2)] | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
THE CITIES' DIPLOMACY SERIES (2).- URBAN 360º, the blog edited by Pablo Sánchez Chillón, Urban Planning Lawyer, International Speaker, Strategy and Public Affairs Advisor and Urban Advocate.
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Q&A with Felix Weth of Fairmondo, the Platform Co-op that's Taking on eBay

Q&A with Felix Weth of Fairmondo, the Platform Co-op that's Taking on eBay | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Felix Weth (second from right) with other Fairmondo members Felix Weth has taken on a big challenge: create a platform cooperative to compete with the likes of Ebay and help create a new, fair economy. The result of his efforts is Fairmondo, a member-owned digital cooperative that enables people to sell ethical products. Launched 2013 in Germany, Fairmondo is now going global.
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US capitalism in crisis while most Americans lose out

US capitalism in crisis while most Americans lose out | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The inequality that is feeding the bitter, divisive and populist politics now sweeping the west
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The Club of Budapest - website message by Ervin Laszlo

The Club of Budapest is a group of eminent individuals dedicated to the basic mission of facilitating and providing direction to a „global shift” toward
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Tony Smith's curator insight, May 21, 8:49 PM
Laszlo's Evolution: The Grand Synthesis was a key early step on my journey to an emergent perspective on the world. I wouldn't use the words he uses here but understand they might have wider appeal and certainly agree with his general thrust.