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Climate Change: A Planetary Emergency | New Eastern Outlook

Climate Change: A Planetary Emergency | New Eastern Outlook | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The stock markets are sliding, America is shaken by CIA torture practices, and extrajudicial killings by police, NATO continues to threaten Russia, world currencies are reeling under the blows of dropping oil prices and yet, and yet, there is something much worse threatening mankind than all these problems combined; the rapid warming of the planet due to fossil fuel emissions over the past century and a half that has scientists warning of mankind’s extinction, not in the distant future, but within decades or less.

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Is Uber Cheaper Than A Taxi?

Uber cars offer a better price in many cities, but they don't always charge the same rate. In times of high demand Uber initiates surge pricing – you are charged the normal fare times a surge...
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Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing

A panel of four speakers will explore the topics of: - low cost and open source printers - the current technologies arena - some case studies of 3D printing - some future possible developments...
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Why Big Organizations Are Broken

Why Big Organizations Are Broken | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Most executives today have some version of the Tony Soprano problem.  Many are acutely aware of the transformative power of platforms ecosystems and movements, but in the course of everyday operations, they need to get people to execute according to plans—in effect to do what they want them to.

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How hacking and 3D printing can change the world

How hacking and 3D printing can change the world | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Recently, 30 Hackers took over Fab Lab for a weekend. For three long days they were testing, thinking, making, experimenting, breaking, mending, and inventing.
What is the point of it all and were they doing anything useful you may ask?
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Another successful Hackathon comes to Fab Lab

Another successful Hackathon comes to Fab Lab | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The trending #fabhack2015 stands for the three day Hackathon that took place at our very own Fab Lab London a few weekends ago.
All of these beautiful pictures of our event are thanks to Max Colsen, check out his other work here.
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"The European Dream – America's nightmare?" by Jeremy Rifkin - YouTube

In a panel debate with Jeremy Rifkin, president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and advisor to government leaders and heads of state, the Green/EFA grou...
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The Death of the Labor Market: An Interview with David de Ugarte

The Death of the Labor Market: An Interview with David de Ugarte | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
David de Ugarte is a young economist, technologist, and entrepreneur committed to new models of economic democracy.
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Fairness and the Commons, an interview with Enric Duran

Fairness and the Commons, an interview with Enric Duran | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Enric Duran Here we present a interview with Enric Duran originally transcribed for Commons Transition.org. Prior to co-founding the Catalan Integral Cooperative — a Commons Transition partner project creating a cooperative, self managed public...
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Tesla’s Ultra-Speed Hyperloop Transportation System Will Change Transportation As We Know It

Tesla’s Ultra-Speed Hyperloop Transportation System Will Change Transportation As We Know It | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By: Collective Evolution. Elon Musk is at it again. Next year the construction of an innovative, ultra-speed transportation system calledHyperloop will commence in central California.
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Sharing Economy: Is India ready for it? - Financial Express

Sharing Economy: Is India ready for it? - Financial Express | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The ‘sharing economy’ model, which allows users access to things they don’t want to buy or own, is gaining a lot of currency in recent years. But is India ready for it?
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The future of farming: drones, robots and GPS

The future of farming: drones, robots and GPS | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today’s agriculture has transformed into a high-tech enterprise that most 20th-century farmers might barely recognize.
After all, it was only around 100 years ago that farming in the U.S. transitioned from animal power to combustion engines.
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The Sharing Economy: Our Sustainable Future? | ...

The Sharing Economy: Our Sustainable Future? | ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Share The World's Resources, December 03, 2012 -▶ THE SHARING ECONOMY: OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE If we believe that the sharing economy has a role to play in creating a fairer and more sustainable world, then we need to look broadly at how the...
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Could 4D technology Build And Improve On The 3D printed Car “Strati”? - Gazette Inquirer

For quite some time, many of us have desired our own cars to be smart, with the intelligence of the computer system being as important to some drivers as the
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Guanyem Barcelona: Homage to (a viable?) Utopia

Guanyem Barcelona: Homage to (a viable?) Utopia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We are living in an exceptional time that demands brave, creative initiatives.
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Money and Paths to a Post-Capitalist Society | heteconomist

Money and Paths to a Post-Capitalist Society | heteconomist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

While reading today, a couple of things jumped out at me that hold relevance for my previous post on fiat money and capital. One was a passage in the The Great Transformation by Karl Polanyi. The other was an observation by David Graeber in an interesting article in the Guardian. Thanks to Tom Hickey and Matt Franko for drawing my attention to Graeber’s article. In considering a few of the issues raised, this post is really just exploratory. I think the topic is important, but my thinking is only at an early stage.

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From Basic Income To Social Dividends: Sharing Resources - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

From Basic Income To Social Dividends: Sharing Resources - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From Basic Income To Social Dividends: Sharing The Value Of Common Resources By Rajesh Makwana, Share The World's Resources
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Like Airbnb, but for algorithms? - The Boston Globe

Like Airbnb, but for algorithms? - The Boston Globe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Algorithms, central to the sharing economy, could use a way to be shared themselves.
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Networked Society, Networked Politics

Networked Society, Networked Politics  The term cognitive surplus confused me in reading Media, Society, World, Social Theory and Digital Media Practice, as the author intimated that reduced TV...
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Cooperativa Integral Catalana as a living model of open cooperativism

Cooperativa Integral Catalana as a living model of open cooperativism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Enric Duran of the Catalan Integrated Cooperative has taken the time to comment on Michel Bauwens’ recent article on Open Coops, contrasting Bauwens’ proposals with the practical realities already under way in the CIC’s own forward thinking...
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Possible Utopias and the need for a Social Knowledge Economy | Guerrilla Translation!

Possible Utopias and the need for a Social Knowledge Economy | Guerrilla Translation! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It was originally conducted in Spanish, with consecutive translation by our friend Andrés Delgado. For our blog, We’ve translated the questions in text and kept Michel’s audio answers in English. The original article also features audio contributions by Jenny Torres and Andrés Delgado.

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Podcast of the Day: Philip Mirowski - How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown | P2P Foundation

Podcast of the Day: Philip Mirowski - How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Professor Philip Mirowski author of Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown
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Are Uber, Airbnb, TaskRabbit Adulterating The Sharing Economy? | P2P Foundation

Are Uber, Airbnb, TaskRabbit Adulterating The Sharing Economy? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
More and more people are starting to question the real benefits and the underlying motivations of the companies involved in the sharing economy.
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Low-cost production will mean the end of jobs - opinion - 16 May 2014 - New Scientist

Low-cost production will mean the end of jobs - opinion - 16 May 2014 - New Scientist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The internet and low production costs will free us from work and want, says social theorist Jeremy Rifkin – but what will we do then?
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