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NSW minister Dominic Perrottet endorses Uber and Airbnb

NSW minister Dominic Perrottet endorses Uber and Airbnb | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Minister praises Uber and Airbnb, saying "governments should not stand in the way" of them. (Wise move to support the collaborative platforms as the way forward for all.
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Arduino SRL to Distributors: “We're the REAL Arduino” - Hackaday

Arduino SRL to Distributors: “We're the REAL Arduino” - Hackaday | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Arduino SRL (formerly known as Smart Projects SRL) sent out a letter to its distribution partners yesterday. If you've been following along with the Arduino vs Arduino story (we've previously publishe...
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The way the Internet has changed the way we communicate

The way the Internet has changed the way we communicate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Oh Internet, where would we be without you? We certainly wouldn't be instant messaging someone we met at Machu Picchu six years ago. Or trawling through an album of a girl we went to primary school with entitled 'OMG!
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4 tech innovations from the past decade you couldn’t live without

4 tech innovations from the past decade you couldn’t live without | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The year is 2005. The best thing you could do on your phone then was play snake and free-call friends who connected to the same service as you.
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The Rise of the Sharing Economy

Collaborative consumption, or the 'sharing economy' as it is also known, refers to the business model that involves individuals sharing their resources with strangers, often enabled by a third party's digital platform.  In recent years, there has been an explosion of these peer-to-peer (P2P) services.  Indeed, it is estimated that 25% of UK adults are already sharing online and that global revenues in the sharing economy could rise from £9 billion today to £230 billion in 2025.

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Ubiquitous Commons at NetFutures 2015

Ubiquitous Commons at NetFutures 2015 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A preview of the Ubiquitous Commons first prototype has been presented at the NetFutures 2015 event held in Brussels, during the CAPS concertation meeting, for the special topic regarding Distributed architectures for decentralised data management.
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Making A Difference Through Effective Altruism

Making A Difference Through Effective Altruism

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:30 PM

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3 21st Century Networkers Attending

Often we debate and discuss issues but come away with more questions than answers:  What can be done about an issue? What is the best action that can be taken? Is this issue the one I should be focusing my time and efforts on, what about all the others? The Effective Altruism movement tries to answer these kinds of  questions. Effective Altruism is...

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GlobalNet21: Recreating Our Futures
Often we debate and discuss issues but come away with more questions than answers:  What can be done about an issue? What is the best action that can be taken?
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How Google, Facebook And Others Pay Their H-1B Employees

How Google, Facebook And Others Pay Their H-1B Employees | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Legislative debate regarding expanding the H-1B visa program is heating up in the U.S. Senate. H-1B visas allow foreign workers—specifically those in technical roles—to legally work in the United States.
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3D Printing Meets Glass Making – College Student Casts Custom Glass Objects with 3D Printer

3D Printing Meets Glass Making – College Student Casts Custom Glass Objects with 3D Printer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One of the greatest benefits of 3D printing is the ability to use the technology in order to create custom objects. If you can design it in CAD, you can probably 3D print it....
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That's not a 'sharing economy': that's an invitation to sell your whole life - Spectator.co.uk

That's not a 'sharing economy': that's an invitation to sell your whole life - Spectator.co.uk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Technology businesses have a genius for inflicting indignities on us and spinning them as virtues. When they don’t want to respect copyright, they talk about the ‘democratisation of content’.
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Radical Democracy: Reclaiming the #Commons Part 4 #Spain | P2P Foundation

Radical Democracy: Reclaiming the #Commons Part 4 #Spain | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For the last several years, Spain has been a laboratory for bottom-up organisation and empowerment.
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Book of the Day: Proposals For A Democratic Economy

Book of the Day: Proposals For A Democratic Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
* eBook: Alternatives To Capitalism: Proposals For A Democratic Economy. by Robin Hahnel, Erik Olin Wright.
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eduScrum Global Summit 2015 - Joe Justice welcome video - YouTube

eduScrum Global Summit 2015 - Joe Justice welcome video: http://t.co/ni6G5w5jdC via @YouTube
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THE STORY OF ANDROID: How a flailing startup became the world's biggest ... - Business Insider

THE STORY OF ANDROID: How a flailing startup became the world's biggest ... - Business Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Android is now one of the biggest computing platforms in the world. But it wasn't easy to get the industry to buy into Andy Rubin's radical vision.
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Proposals for freedom in the economy: unconditional basic income, cooperative ownership of enterprise, socialized health care.

Proposals for freedom in the economy: unconditional basic income, cooperative ownership of enterprise, socialized health care. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In a little over a week, one of the editors of this blog, Alex Gourevitch, will be speaking at the Left Forum with Corey Robin and Doug Henwood on a panel on freedom and the economy. The panel is o...
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The end of our wearables and e-textiles course but not the end of our wearables journey! - Fab Lab Manchester

The end of our wearables and e-textiles course but not the end of our wearables journey! - Fab Lab Manchester | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When we started our  wearables and e-textiles course, we were slightly nervous delving into the unknown world of incorporating technology with textiles.
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The Sharing Economy Is On The Brink Of Disrupting Business Travel

The Sharing Economy Is On The Brink Of Disrupting Business Travel | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The foundations of the business travel ecosystem are under more strain than ever before. U.S. companies are projected to spend $310 million on business travel..
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Google To Build Robotic Surgery Assistance Platform With Johnson & Johnson - TechCrunch

Google To Build Robotic Surgery Assistance Platform With Johnson & Johnson - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Google and Johnson & Johnson have announced that the will team up to develop an advanced, robot-assisted surgery platform. The team effort will involve..
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Zuckerberg is spreading the Internet across the globe, but is it only for Facebook’s gain?

Zuckerberg is spreading the Internet across the globe, but is it only for Facebook’s gain? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg, through Facebook, has started an initiative called Internet.org that aims to bring the web to places lacking access. Just one problem; it seems the plan is meant to benefit Facebook more than anyone else.
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What’s inside the neoliberal mind? Part 2 – Marketfundamentalist Marxism, kind of

What’s inside the neoliberal mind? Part 2 – Marketfundamentalist Marxism, kind of | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The latest ECB Economic Bulletin states: “In Portugal, the 2009-13 reforms have already raised the levels of productivity and potential GDP.
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Keynes on people who have their heads fuddled with nonsense

Keynes on people who have their heads fuddled with nonsense | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
from Lars Syll The Conservative belief that there is some law of nature which prevents men from being employed, that it is “rash” to employ men, and that it is financially ‘sound’ to maintain a tenth of the population in idleness for an indefinite...
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New study shows how age affects your social network of choice

New study shows how age affects your social network of choice | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
ComScore has crunched the numbers for current social media use, particularly regarding age : Snapchat has the biggest percentage of younger adults while Facebook appeals to the older crowd.
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Movement of the Day: Kick It Over, these insane neoclassical economics | P2P Foundation

Movement of the Day: Kick It Over, these insane neoclassical economics | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Jeff Guo explained the project to the Washington Post: “Harrington now runs a campaign called Kick it Over, which aims to combat what it describes as “the fantasy world of neoclassical economics — a faith-based religion of perfect markets, enlightened consumers and infinite growth that shapes the fates of billions.” The project is connected with …
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The Emergence of Peerist Synergism

The Emergence of Peerist Synergism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
by Layne Hartsell There are any number of areas where emergence is occurring such as in nanotechnology, micromanufacturing (not to be confused with molecular manufacturing which is about 15 years away), economics, politics, and thus the term...
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No more math and history: Finland is abandoning subjects at school

No more math and history: Finland is abandoning subjects at school | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Consistently ranking near the top in mathematics, reading, and science in the prestigious PISA rankings (the 2012 list, pdf) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Finland already has one of the best school education systems...
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Title 1: Solving the problem of education in a digital age: teach 'phenomena' instead of subjects...

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When your co-worker is a robot

When your co-worker is a robot | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At this week's Automate 2015 trade show at McCormick Place, everyone was talking about ”collaborative robotics.”
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