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Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? | Guerrilla Translation!

Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? | Guerrilla Translation! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What is Ethereum? Can this technology actually support the establishment of a utopian, free, and decentralized society? Or could it instead promote a more dystopian vision of society – or even a Skynet? Before we can understand anything about Ethereum, we must first understand Bitcoin: what it is, and how it works.

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After the great Piketty debate

After the great Piketty debate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If de-growth on a global level is inevitable sooner or later – and there is enough evidence to suggest that it is – then the implications go far beyond Piketty’s solutions for how we can achieve a just and sustainable world.
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Inside the Weird World of 3D Printed Body Parts

Inside the Weird World of 3D Printed Body Parts | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3D printed tissue construct in a Petri dish (right after printing). Photo courtesy of University of Iowa.
Via Andrew Leonard at Medium:
Laura Bosworth wants to 3D print breast nipples on demand.
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Uber - Sign of the Times, Ride Sharing Boosts the Economy

Uber - Sign of the Times, Ride Sharing Boosts the Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ride Sharing Boosts the Economy Letter to the Editor - Tampa Bay Times - Small businesses are the engine of our economy. They create jobs, generate revenue, and embody the spirit of innovation and ...
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Understanding the Networked Society – new logics for an age of empowerment

Understanding the Networked Society – new logics for an age of empowerment | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Some of the most powerful technologies ever created are rapidly diffusing into most aspects of our everyday lives.
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How One Group of Amazon Workers May Be Making Themselves Obsolete

How One Group of Amazon Workers May Be Making Themselves Obsolete | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In today’s digital gold rush, microtask workers are getting paid, though possibly shortchanged.
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Autodesk's Open Source Material - 3D Printing Industry

Autodesk's Open Source Material - 3D Printing Industry | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Autodesk has published the recipe for its PR48 3D printing material for its Ember 3D printer under the creative commons share alike license.
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How to Join the 3-D Printing Revolution Today

How to Join the 3-D Printing Revolution Today | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A guide to everything you need to know about the new way of making anything.
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Cybersecurity And The Future Digital Economy - TechCrunch

Cybersecurity And The Future Digital Economy - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Just a week ago, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified before Congress that his fundamental concern focuses on the “moderate, iterative..
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When the Internet of Things and Smart Machines Collide

When the Internet of Things and Smart Machines Collide | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Slowly at first and then suddenly — that’s the signature of exponential growth. Out at sea, a tsunami is an almost imperceptible swell. But when it rises up and hits you, unlike a normal wave it just keeps on coming.
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Will technology make workers obsolete? 

Will technology make workers obsolete?  | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The question seems silly, but the answer could be all too real for some landscapers. Technology is on the fast track of not only improving jobsites, but
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Africa's digital revolution - Virgin.com

Africa's digital revolution - Virgin.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Six years later, the Economist ran an editorial naming Africa ‘the Hopeless Continent’, claiming “brutality, despotism and corruption exist everywhere”.
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Money for nothing: the utopian ideal?

Money for nothing: the utopian ideal? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It’s easy to assume that simply giving people money makes them lazy, yet a wealth of scientific research proves the contrary: free money helps. It’s time for a radical reform of the welfare state, argues Rutger Bregman
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It’s Not Just an Economic Cycle, It’s a Change of Era | Article | CCCB LAB

It’s Not Just an Economic Cycle, It’s a Change of Era | Article | CCCB LAB | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Print book sales have dropped 40%. Do we really think that when we finally emerge from this damn crisis readers will go out and buy print books again?
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Smart Cities Of The Future: The Shareable City ...

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Sharing and The Sharing economy have been thriving lately and also changing the way that people go about their lives in recent years. People have been sharing their rooms with strangers, car pooling and even sharing power tools.
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Lessons from history: why what we say about sustainability matters - The Guardian

Lessons from history: why what we say about sustainability matters - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The battle for the heart and soul of business will not be won by inventing new and unfamiliar labels, warns Richard Roberts
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Bitcoin Now Accepted by 13,000 3D Printers Worldwide

Bitcoin Now Accepted by 13,000 3D Printers Worldwide | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Decentralised printing network 3D Hubs has partnered with BitPay to allow customers in over 140 countries to pay using bitcoin.
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Goldman Sachs Report Says Bitcoin Could Shape 'Future of Finance'

Goldman Sachs Report Says Bitcoin Could Shape 'Future of Finance' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are part of a technology "megatrend" that could change the fundamental mechanics of transactions, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs' equity research analysts.
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The future of work: It's work, but not as we know it

The future of work: It's work, but not as we know it | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I can remember my first job in a quick service restaurant. I’d arrive 10 minutes before my shift, change into my uniform and then “bundy on”.
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Jean Lievens: Open Source Hardware Changing How We Learn About Electronics

Jean Lievens: Open Source Hardware Changing How We Learn About Electronics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Open Source Hardware will revolutionize the way we learn Electronics
Just like open source software movement revolutionized the way we learn software – this movement will definitely democratize the way we learn hardware.

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The Future of Work Is About Choice - Huffington Post

The Future of Work Is About Choice - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I believe we are going to see the trend of customized work continue, especially as employee tenure shrinks and organizations become more serious and desperate to attract and retain top talent. The future of work is all about choice....
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Becoming an employee of choice by adopting everything that we have been taught through this course for the betterment of both the employee and the employer. As an employee of choice there will be more job satisfaction as you will be working for the company of your choice as opposed to working for the sake of having a job just to pay your way through life. This satisfaction is projected to all and sundry in your life.

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How Digital Transparency Became a Force of Nature

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More than half a billion years ago a spectacularly creative burst of biological innovation called the Cambrian explosion occurred. In a geologic “instant” of several million years, organisms developed strikingly new body shapes, new organs, and new predation strategies and defenses against them. Evolutionary biologists disagree about what triggered this prodigious wave of novelty, but a particularly compelling hypothesis, advanced by University of Oxford zoologist Andrew Parker, is that light was the trigger. Parker proposes that around 543 million years ago, the chemistry of the shallow oceans and the atmosphere suddenly changed to become much more transparent. At the time, all animal life was confined to the oceans, and as soon as the daylight flooded in, eyesight became the best trick in the sea. As eyes rapidly evolved, so did the behaviors and equipment that responded to them.

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Peer-to-peer healthcare, e-patients, and self-tracking drive health's social revolution

Peer-to-peer healthcare, e-patients, and self-tracking drive health's social revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Susannah Fox, the associate director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, reflects on the 2014 Health Datapalooza, peer-to-peer networks, and social health data.
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