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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Essay of the Day: Why the Soviet Internet Failed

P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Essay of the Day: Why the Soviet Internet Failed | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Ben Peters, Assistant Orofessor of Communication at the University of Tulsa, presents preliminary findings of a dissertation chapter examining why the Soviets did not succeed in building an ARPANET equivalent. In particular, he examines Soviet bureaucratic and social structures as decentralized networks, compares them to conventional critiques of centralized power, and speculates on the chapter’s relevance for modern-day practices of power distribution.

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Essay of the Day: Do-It-Yourself Biology and the Rise of Citizen Biotech-Economies | P2P Foundation

In order to set up a laboratory in a garage, people depend on a multitude of objects, networks, and people.
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Open Source Hardware Association

Open Source Hardware Association | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open Source Hardware Association @oshwassociation #OI2conf16 Anyone here at the EU Open innovation event ? https://t.co/JTY8RJpvwO
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OuiShare Fest 2016: the Slow Motion Replay — Enspiral Tales

OuiShare Fest 2016: the Slow Motion Replay - Enspiral Tales - Medium
I’m in a high speed train from Paris to Barcelona: I’ve got 6 hours to digest one city before meeting the next one.
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How yuppies hacked the original hacker ethos – Brett Scott | Aeon Essays

The hacker ethos is wild and anarchic, indifferent to the trappings of success. Or it was, until the gentrifiers moved in
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PostCapitalism by Paul Mason review – a worthy successor to Marx?

PostCapitalism by Paul Mason review – a worthy successor to Marx? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It may not, as promised, predict the future. But this fresh and insightful book illuminates the present in unexpected, revelatory ways
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The Global Ecovillage Network: Process Philosophy and Ecological Theology Applied

The Global Ecovillage Network: Process Philosophy and Ecological Theology Applied | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
THE PHILOSOPHY OF ECOVILLAGES The social and ecological costs of modern development have inspired creative new ways of living in the 21 st century. While those of us with modern lifestyle
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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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A world of unethical objects is upon us | P2P Foundation

We exceptionally republish the whole article by Marcelo Rinesi: “Volkswagen didn’t make a faulty car: they programmed it to cheat intelligently. The difference isn’t semantics, it’s game-theoretical (and it borders on applied demonology).
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Making Sense of the Emerging Economy with Yochai Benkler — Enspiral Tales

Making Sense of the Emerging Economy with Yochai Benkler - Enspiral Tales - Medium
Part 3 of a 3 part series of reflections on OuiShare Festival.In my 20s I had the impression that my reality was fundamentally illegible to the academics o…
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How You Are Already Seeding Transformation | P2P Foundation

The world is changing quickly and there is great need for people everywhere to visualize how it is happening and, consequently, help it come to fruition
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Moving the world from sustainability to regenerative design

Moving the world from sustainability to regenerative design | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Communication is the tool we use to navigate change in this perishable, impermanent world. We talk about what’s happening and what’s coming. We use words to rally and activate citizens; to inform a…
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Semtech Welcomes Leadership from Global Operator Orange in Setting Open Standards for IoT Networks in Europe

Semtech Welcomes Leadership from Global Operator Orange in Setting Open Standards for IoT Networks in Europe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In September 2015,
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The Commons Collaborative Economy explodes in Barcelona | P2P Foundation

The Commons Collaborative Economy explodes in Barcelona | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In Procomuns 2016 it is well understood that the “Sharing Economy” is a flawed model, while the Commons Collaborative Economy is a totally different game.
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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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