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Toward an Open Co-Operativism | Commons Transition

Toward an Open Co-Operativism | Commons Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“The power of open source principles, now proven beyond a doubt, is rapidly proliferating into many other areas of culture, production and social life.  The prospect of more participatory, socially convivial forms of production – accountable to communities and mindful of the larger common good – has never seemed more achievable.  Still, there are important organizational, legal and financial hurdles to overcome – not to mention cultural and political differences – that must be dealt with if co-operatives are to find common ground with digital commoners and peer producers.  Fortunately, there are emerging models such as multi-stakeholder cooperatives that could be vehicles for such cooperation.”
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Re-imagining democracy - peoples' assemblies - Open Democracy

Re-imagining democracy - peoples' assemblies - Open Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This spring, inaugural Assemblies for Democracy in London, Manchester and Glasgow will identify the
major issues with our clearly inadequate democracy and then start work thinking on how we could solve them.
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Generation Y & The Social Entrepreneurship Revolution

Generation Y & The Social Entrepreneurship Revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
WHY the generation Y can change the world through social entrepreneurship.
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Collaborative social platform Selfish announces availability of Android app - MobileSyrup.com

Collaborative social platform Selfish announces availability of Android app - MobileSyrup.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

European-based social platform Selfish, launched last month for iOS and web, is now available for download in Canada for all Android devices through Google Play. Android users will now be able to access their Selfish profiles on their devices, allowing them to create, share, and contribute to stories from family, friends, as well as like-minded users from around the world.

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Uber Competitor Sees the Future, and It Involves Your Chinese Takeout

Uber Competitor Sees the Future, and It Involves Your Chinese Takeout | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Let’s play startup Mad Libs for a second: “By integrating [noun] with [noun] and our large network of [plural noun], we’ve created the [adjective], most [adjective], seamless and scalable [adjective] delivery solution for e-commerce companies.” If you filled in “delivery,” “ridesharing,” “drivers,” “affordable,” and “same-day,” then congratulations! You have just come up with the “People + Packages” plan that Uber competitor Sidecar is declaring the “future of same-day delivery.”

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LinuxWire » Open hardware helps businesses make products for cheap

LinuxWire » Open hardware helps businesses make products for cheap | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Your wire to daily fresh Linux & Open Source News
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How open hardware company Adafruit is helping businesses | Opensource.com

How open hardware company Adafruit is helping businesses | Opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open source hardware significantly shortens the gap between the concepts of “project” and “product,” and in conjunction with the boom in Additive Manufacturing, is creating fertile ground for growth in the small-business world.
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Hacking Group Anonymous Waging Internet War On ISIS - ValueWalk

Hacking Group Anonymous Waging Internet War On ISIS - ValueWalk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Anonymous takes freedom of speech and freedom of the press very seriously.
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U. of California Press builds open-access publishing model around 'paying it ... - Inside Higher Ed

U. of California Press builds open-access publishing model around 'paying it ... - Inside Higher Ed | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The University of California Press is building a new open-access publishing model around the idea that reviewers and researchers in the hard sciences can support new forms of scholarly communication by "paying it forward."

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The AI Revolution: How Far Away Are Our Robot Overlords? - Gizmodo

The AI Revolution: How Far Away Are Our Robot Overlords? - Gizmodo | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Imagine taking a time machine back to 1750—a time when the world was in a permanent power outage, long-distance communication meant either yelling loudly or firing a cannon in the air, and all transportation ran on hay.
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Cohousing: The real sharing economy at its best, and a great example in Berlin - Treehugger

Cohousing: The real sharing economy at its best, and a great example in Berlin - Treehugger | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is a housing form that we should be building a lot more of.
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Privacy is a right, not a transaction - Business Spectator

Privacy is a right, not a transaction - Business Spectator | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The typical citizen now has very little awareness on the ultimate value of their privacy. If you don’t know what you’re selling, how can you make an informed choice to sell?
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Why cities need to fight Uber and give people a real transport choice | Evgeny Morozov

Why cities need to fight Uber and give people a real transport choice | Evgeny Morozov | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As regulators from India to France continue to crack down on Uber, the popular taxi-hailing app, the company has embarked on a charm offensive. All of a sudden, Uber’s once combative and tone-deaf executives laud the importance of regulating their industry. They also seem to grasp why the company makes for such an easy target: it’s just too nasty. Thus, during the recent Juno winter storm in the US, Uber agreed to halt its controversial practice of surge pricing, whereby passengers see prices for journeys skyrocket because of increased demand.
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Open Source Circular Economy Days - P2P Foundation

Open Source Circular Economy Days - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Activists and experts from open source hardware, software, data, design, circular economy, waste management, resource management and the collaborative economy will work together, globally connected, in order to develop, exchange and prototype ideas for an Open Source Circular Economy."
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Cheaper, smarter robots to spark factory revolution

Cheaper, smarter robots to spark factory revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Rapid advances in robotics combined with falling prices will spark a new manufacturing revolution, with factories dropping workers for automation at an increasing pace, a new study said Tuesday.

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The Health Care Revolution You Haven't Heard About - Huffington Post

The Health Care Revolution You Haven't Heard About - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The foundation of direct primary care is adequate time spent between doctors and patients. Direct care practices do not take insurance but for a monthly fee of less than $100, patients are offered longer visits with their physicians, same- or next-day appointments and the ability to communicate with their doctors through email and even video conferencing. Patients then look for less expensive insurance policies as they only require coverage for hospitalizations, surgeries and specialist care.

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Evolving Towards a Partner State in an Ethical Economy - Reality Sandwich

Evolving Towards a Partner State in an Ethical Economy - Reality Sandwich | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the  emerging institutional model of peer production, most visibly in the free software industry, we can distinguish an interplay between three partners, i.e.

1) a community of contributors that create a commons of knowledge, software or design;

2) an enterpreneurial coalition that creates market value on top of that commons;  and

3) a set of "for-benefit institutions' which manage the 'infrastructure of cooperation'.  

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Digital Vertigo: Andrew Keen at TEDxBrussels - YouTube

Andrew Keen is a British born entrepreneur and author. His book The Cult of the Amateur sets out his views of user-generated content websites such as YouTube...
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The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence - Huffington Post

The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Artificial superintelligence is coming, probably whether we like it or not, and probably within our lifetimes. If many of the experts are correct, this will either be our greatest dream or our worst nightmare.
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Greek FinMin Varoufakis: Greece is Entering the Post-Bailout Era

Greek FinMin Varoufakis: Greece is Entering the Post-Bailout Era | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, while addressing the Parliament, declared that Greece is on the brink of the post-bailout era and also fixes the mistakes that caused the country’s depression.
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Facebook Now Lets You Buy and Sell Items via Groups

Facebook Now Lets You Buy and Sell Items via Groups | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Facebook's For Sale Groups will have improved features for buying and selling.
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New Fab Lab goes hands on with science and tech - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

New Fab Lab goes hands on with science and tech - Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Like a science fair project that's still a work in progress but shows great potential, the Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab is a new high-technology hangout taking shape on the Suncoast Technical College campus.
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Why DIY Public Spaces Are Starting to Take Off in Turkey

Why DIY Public Spaces Are Starting to Take Off in Turkey | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Locals enjoying a prototype platform anchored off the Turkish city of İzmir last fall.
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Robert Reich: America is headed full speed back to the 19th century

Robert Reich: America is headed full speed back to the 19th century | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The former secretary of labor on the dangers of the sharing economy and our growing intolerance for labor unions
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