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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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TED In the Age of Anxiety

TED In the Age of Anxiety | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Every innovation carries within it the seed of annihilation. I don’t mean this in the Christensenian sense of disruption, in which agile newcomers unseat sclerotic incumbents who probably had it coming.
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» Collaborative Consumption Of Stationery! (And Other UK Gov Responses To Sharing Economy Report)

» Collaborative Consumption Of Stationery! (And Other UK Gov Responses To Sharing Economy Report) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Collaborative Consumption Of Stationery! (And Other UK Gov Responses To Sharing Economy Report)

Collaborative Consumption Of Stationery! (And Other UK Gov Responses To Sharing Economy Report) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Late last year the UK government commissioned an independent (or not-so independent) report into the so-called sharing economy, epitomised by companies such..
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The World’s First Desktop 3D Printer for Metal Is Market Ready

The World’s First Desktop 3D Printer for Metal Is Market Ready | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
About a year and a half ago, Colorado resident and inventor David Hartkop unveiled the Mini Metal Maker, the world's first desktop 3D printer for metal.
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 20, 2015 8:05 AM

This is geeky-cool stuff! 

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Google’s latest crazy idea? Uber-cheap wind turbines that fly like kites

Google’s latest crazy idea? Uber-cheap wind turbines that fly like kites | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Starting in April, Google plans to start testing a fleet of 84-foot wind turbines -- but these aren't your average wind turbines.
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Round Table: Open Innovation in the Proprietary World | MAPPING Project FP7

Round Table: Open Innovation in the Proprietary World | MAPPING Project FP7 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Rethink Robotics, Home Of Baxter, Brings A New Robot Arm To The Party

 Remember Baxter, the robotic arm with a smiling face that you can teach to do simple, repeatable tasks? Well he has a little brother!
Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer is a smaller, lighter Baxter with a higher-precision hand.
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Caelin Thomas's curator insight, March 26, 2015 5:03 AM

The release of Baxter was a great advance in the speed and accuracy of robots, But with the new release of his little brother Sawyer who is smaller and can do task that require more agility and handling. They can be taught how to do many task. But together both of them can complete around 90% of the task that other automated robots can no achieve. 

 

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Tutanota, An Open Source Encrypted Gmail Alternative, Heads Out Of Beta - TechCrunch

Tutanota, An Open Source Encrypted Gmail Alternative, Heads Out Of Beta - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Germany based encrypted email startup, Tutanota, is taking its service out a beta next week -- after a year of testing and almost 100,000 users signed up to..
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Are We Ready For the Uber-ification of Work, Performance and Pay?

Are We Ready For the Uber-ification of Work, Performance and Pay? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We want it both ways as employers. We want workers who keep their skills up-to-date and willingly pursue learning and development. In addition, we also want workers who take accountability …
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Uber’s European woes continue as service gets banned in Germany (again)

Uber’s European woes continue as service gets banned in Germany (again) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber is having a tough time of it in Europe. In the past couple of weeks alone it's dealt with reported attacks on its drivers in Amsterdam, a raid on its offices by armed cops in Paris, and a countrywide ban on its service in Germany.
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Artist 3D Prints an Amazing Thermal Reactive LED ‘MOOD Coaster’

Artist 3D Prints an Amazing Thermal Reactive LED ‘MOOD Coaster’ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Do you remember those mood rings that were extremely popular in the late ’70s and early ’80s? Even today you still see people wearing these uniquely fascinating pieces of jewelry. The mood ring was...
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The Big Hidden Problem With Uber? Insincere 5-Star Ratings

The Big Hidden Problem With Uber? Insincere 5-Star Ratings | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Despite a code of transparency and trust, companies like Uber aren't encouraging honest feedback, so all experiences are five-star. This is an alarming notion.
The post The Big Hidden Problem With Uber?
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Melding Storytelling, 3D Printing, and Toymaking: Blokko Plans Soft Launch with New Stories & Materials

Melding Storytelling, 3D Printing, and Toymaking: Blokko Plans Soft Launch with New Stories & Materials | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We’ve been keeping an eye on Blokko with interest since late last year when they came on the scene with their creative and refreshingly alternative storytelling concept that integrates 3D printing. The Blokko team...
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Capitalism is making way for the age of free | Jeremy Rifkin

Capitalism is making way for the age of free | Jeremy Rifkin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Jeremy Rifkin: The internet of things has facilitated an economic shift from markets to collaborative commons, with costs close to zero
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Why Some of Google's Coolest Projects Flop Badly

Why Some of Google's Coolest Projects Flop Badly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A scientist known as the "Captain of Moonshots" talked at SXSW this week about Google X's biggest flops and lessons learned
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Humans: The Next Platform - TechCrunch

Humans: The Next Platform - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Biohacking and transhumanist advances (including nootropics, extended longevity, cybernetic implants, better behavioral and genetic self-understanding) will..
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Amazon Brings One-Hour Delivery To Baltimore and Miami

Amazon Brings One-Hour Delivery To Baltimore and Miami | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Amazon announced this morning that customers in Miami and Baltimore will now be able to use the company’s one-hour delivery service known as Prime Now, which represents the first expansion for the service that was previously only available in New...
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Uber Faces Legal Challenges In France, South Korea And Germany

Uber Faces Legal Challenges In France, South Korea And Germany | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Urban transportation company Uber is having a rough week. The company is encountering legal struggles in a few of its international markets. On Monday, around 25 armed police officers searched the company’s office in Paris.
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Google scraps VTOL design, back to the drawing board

Google scraps VTOL design, back to the drawing board | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Not a surprise for anyone who has tried dealing with VTOL sporks drones, which are easy to take off but very tricky to land precisely in a wind due to the sai…
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10 Ways the World’s First Open Server Architecture Is Disruptive

10 Ways the World’s First Open Server Architecture Is Disruptive | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Moore’s Law, which holds that processor advancement is derived from transistor scaling, is commonly believed to be dying as semiconductor design bumps up against the limits of physics.
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Syriza’s new plan for economic development

Syriza’s new plan for economic development | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By Vasilis Kostakis
Syriza is the left-wing party who won the recent Greek elections and managed to form a government with the support of the right-wing party of Independent Greeks.
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Germany bans Uber's ridesharing service - Al Jazeera America

Germany bans Uber's ridesharing service - Al Jazeera America | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Company says its working on alternative to comply with court's interpretations of existing German laws
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Open-source hardware is eating the world

Open-source hardware is eating the world | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Our good friend and Hackster.io founder Adam Benzion explores the latest advancements in open hardware and what it means for our future. Open-source hardware has been making headlines in industry p...
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BAAM 3D Printer Gets Major Upgrade — Prints 100 lbs of Material Per Hour & More

BAAM 3D Printer Gets Major Upgrade — Prints 100 lbs of Material Per Hour & More | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Way back in June of last year we covered an announcement by Cincinnati Inc. and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) which revealed one of the world’s largest and most productive 3D printers, the...
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Texas Gun Dealer 3D Prints a Plastic Silencer

Texas Gun Dealer 3D Prints a Plastic Silencer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Call them what you will — a silencer, a suppressor, a moderator, a muffler, or a can — but they’re all devices to reduce the sound of a round being discharged from a firearm. For our...
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