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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Me Through We: Cooperation, Indra's InterNet and Africa's Ubuntu | P2P Foundation

Me Through We: Cooperation, Indra's InterNet and Africa's Ubuntu | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“There is a beautiful Buddhist scripture, the ‘Flower Garland Sutra’, that contains an empowering metaphor that can help us navigate the waters of authentic collaboration. In the sutra is description of a net used by the King of the Hindu Gods, Indra. The net, draped over his palace on Mount Meru, goes on infinitely (he is the king of the Gods after all); and, hanging at each cross-point, is a jewel. If you look closely at one of the jewels, in its polished surface you can see all the other jewels reflected right up to infinity. Each jewel relies on the brightness and integrity of the others for its own luminosity. Each jewel contains an image every other jewel, just as any part of a hologram contains all the information of the entire image. In other words, in every mote of dust, the entirety of the universe resides.

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A Global Arms Race to Create a Superintelligent AI is Looming

A Global Arms Race to Create a Superintelligent AI is Looming | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Which nation will be the first to create a superintelligent artificial mind?
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The Internet killed privacy: Our liberation, and our capture, are within the same tool

The Internet killed privacy: Our liberation, and our capture, are within the same tool | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Our historic respect for privacy has become victim to the national security state -- and the Web makes it easy
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Newcastle Web Consulting's curator insight, March 8, 2015 12:53 PM

The information revolution that has been properly celebrated for irrevocably destroying the parochial restraints of language, society, and religion, while exposing much of the world’s population to a boundless world of universally shared information, is at the same time stripping both passive and active participants of their privacy in ways most don’t comprehend.

No dictator or intelligence agency, with its network of spies, could ever have hoped to obtain such access to the thoughts and aspirations of their subjects that today’s off-the-shelf information technology so easily provides. This is the great contradiction of our time: the unprecedented liberating power of the supercomputer combined with the worldwide Internet—credited with facilitating such dramatic expansions of the democratic experience as the Arab Spring—also contain the seeds of freedom’s destruction because of the awesome power of this new technology to support a surveillance state that exceeds the wildest dream of the most ingenuous dictator.

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Conflicts, Trends & Ethical Challenges of Privacy - Baseline

Conflicts, Trends & Ethical Challenges of Privacy - Baseline | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
These best practices can help organizations strike the right balance between business-benefiting innovation and respect for customers' personal information.
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We're all becoming independent contractors - Baltimore Sun

We're all becoming independent contractors - Baltimore Sun | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
GM is worth around $60 billion and has more than 200,000 employees. Its front-line workers earn from $19 to $28.50 an hour, with benefits.
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Google’s AI is now self learning

Google’s AI is now self learning | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In what is a giant leap towards true general artificial intelligence, Google scientists and engineers have created the first ever computer program that is capable of learning a wide variety of tasks completely independently.
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Open Business Models – Call For Participation - Creative Commons

Open Business Models – Call For Participation - Creative Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. Creative Commons has long celebrated everyone who uses our licenses.
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Three Scenarios For What The Future Of Work Will Look Like - Forbes

Three Scenarios For What The Future Of Work Will Look Like - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There are a lot of theories and ideas for what the future of work is going to look like. I have explored several on this blog.
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Airbnb and ZipCar found UK sharing economy trade body

Airbnb and ZipCar found UK sharing economy trade body | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Airbnb and ZipCar are among 21 founding members of a new trade body that will represent and champion the UK’s sharing economy
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Indra’s InterNet: Empowering Ideas for Effective Collaboration in a Networked Age — Medium

Indra’s InterNet: Empowering Ideas for Effective Collaboration in a Networked Age — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We live in an incredible era. We are facing the most complex set of problems imaginable; the interwoven issues of depression, obesity…
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Manufacturers Advise Peers to Open Doors and Minds to Millennials - IT Business Net

Manufacturers Advise Peers to Open Doors and Minds to Millennials - IT Business Net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --??With??American manufacturing on an upward trajectory, what will it take to sustain its momentum? ??
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The future of work - Companies: How not to vanish!

What do these companies have in common: Amoco (oil), Bethlehem Steel (steel), Compaq (computers), Saab (cars), Lehman Brothers (investments), PanAm (air carrier), F.W. Woolworth (retailer). Polaroid (instant film)?
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Uber, Lyft, and the growing problem of temp jobs

Uber, Lyft, and the growing problem of temp jobs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Riders love the convenience and availability of the swaggering, app-wielding, taxi-displacing car services. But they could turn us all into temps.
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Havin Guneser on the Rojava Revolution | P2P Foundation

Havin Guneser on the Rojava Revolution | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“At mid-afternoon on 15 September 2014, the foreign minister of Kobane, Omer Mus, received a call from a UN official stating that Turkey was prepared to take in 40,000 refugees crossing the border from Kobane. Hours later, ISIS began attacking the city from all three sides and the YPG and YPJ forces began a massive evacuation of tens of thousands of villagers. Those that remained took part in a historic defence of their city, which, had it not been successful, could have had disastrous consequences for the people of the region.

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A new social settlement for a sharing society

A new social settlement for a sharing society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The latest phase of research from the New Economics Foundation proposes a new framework of ideas that are all premised on the need for a more equal and sharing society, one that “serves the interests of people and the planet, not the other way...
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Why the P2P Age Needs Facilitation | P2P Foundation

Why the P2P Age Needs Facilitation | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Facilitation is the key to changing the political, economic, justice, legal, education, healthcare and entertainment systems. New political systems can be based on facilitation brings people together to hear each other, to empathize and to collaborate. Different demographics and groups at odds with each other through facilitation can learn to work together to find holistic solutions. Solutions and governance then emerge bottom up from the collective. New economic systems can be based on facilitating people to work together in commons and gift economies e.g. gift circles are about facilitating people to express their needs and gifts. New justice and legal systems can be based in facilitating people to come together, to acknowledge, understand, empathize and forgive. Justice is then restorative and not punitive, it comes in bottom-up circles and gatherings, rather than top-down government, police, and court imposed actions. New education systems will come from facilitating people to learn from each other in peer-based learning systems. New healthcare systems will come from facilitating people in community to support each other in healing, it will come from facilitating people to come together in circles, to open up to their subtle energetic energies, to heal each other. New entertainment forms will come from facilitating people to access their creativity and co-create with each other.

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Why This Tech Bubble is Worse Than the Tech Bubble of 2000

Why This Tech Bubble is Worse Than the Tech Bubble of 2000 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ah the good old days. Stocks up $25, $50, $100 more in a single day. Day trading was all the rage. Anyone and everyone you talked to had a story about how they had made a ton of money on such and such a stock.

Via David Green
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Bureaucracy as a Force for Good - Slate Magazine

Bureaucracy as a Force for Good - Slate Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You can read David Graeber’s new collection of essays, The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy, as a critique of our age of “total bureaucratization,” which he defines as a process of “fusion of public and...
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France Wants to Punish Facebook for Censoring a Painting of a Vagina. Terrible Idea.

France Wants to Punish Facebook for Censoring a Painting of a Vagina. Terrible Idea. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Gustave Courbet’s The Origin of the World is a stunning work of art, a gorgeous display of painterly brilliance and a cornerstone of the French Realistic movement. It is also, according to Facebook, pornographic.
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Can Uber and Airbnb boost lower-income consumers? A new study says so

Can Uber and Airbnb boost lower-income consumers? A new study says so | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Startups like Uber and Airbnb, which form the core of the new "sharing economy," can have a particularly positive effect on people with lower incomes, according to a new report.
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Why Every Business Model May Soon Look Like Uber's

Why Every Business Model May Soon Look Like Uber's | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The shared economy business model seems to be bringing a strong sense of positivity among customers and independent contractors alike. Will it obliterate traditional models?
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Can Etsy Craft Profits on Wall Street? - U.S. News & World Report

Can Etsy Craft Profits on Wall Street? - U.S. News & World Report | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The crafts e-commerce platform seeks a $100 million stock offering as early as April.
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Uber buys deCarta mapping service - SiliconBeat

Uber buys deCarta mapping service - SiliconBeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber has bought San Jose-based mapping software company deCarta, a move that could advance the in-house mapping capabilities Uber's global ride-hailing services
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Calling All Worker-Owners! | Grassroots Economic Organizing

Calling All Worker-Owners! | Grassroots Economic Organizing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We can't develop a #cooperative #economy from the top down. We're looking for practitioners to join the conversation: http://t.co/HtstQmg82h
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The Hacker Logic of Podemos

The Hacker Logic of Podemos | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Excerpted from Andrew Dolan in Red Pepper, and based on a interview of Eduardo Maura, international representative of Podemos: “In describing this phenomenon Maura speaks of the ‘hacker logic’ that from the outset structured Podemos’s approach to...
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