Peer2Politics
Follow
Find
78.9K views | +96 today
Peer2Politics
on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
Curated by jean lievens
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

#Video: Networking society can bring prosperity (in theory) - Techi

#Video: Networking society can bring prosperity (in theory) - Techi | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this video from Ericsson, the premise is this: if you change the way that the world is networked and allow for ways that those in third world countries can have access to proper financial infrastructure, they’ll be able to help themselves and thus help society in general. It’s a very noble concept. We’re not sure if it would work, but it makes for a nice 16 minute video.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

The Piecemeal Privatization of Web Infrastructure | David Bollier

The Piecemeal Privatization of Web Infrastructure | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At a time when the business strategies of large players like Google, Facebook, Netflix and others seek to leverage the power of social sharing, but then privatize and monetize the outcomes, you can be sure that we will see brazen new initiatives to privatize elements of the open Web.  As Cory Doctorow points out, your browser will be able to say, “I can’t let you do that, Dave.”  For more background on HTML5, here's a backgrounder piece by EFF.

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Gandhian Economics and the Commons | David Bollier

Gandhian Economics and the Commons | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In a recent post on her blog, Fearless Heart (a post that also appears at Psychology Today), Miki Kashtan, cofounder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication, brought forward some fascinating connections between Gandhian economics and the commons.  She focused on two key themes – the satisfaction of human needs and the idea of trusteeship for things that exceed our needs.  Kashtan writes: 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Community Sourced Capital - we build innovative financial systems

Community Sourced Capital - we build innovative financial systems | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
we build innovative financial systems
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

NYC Open Data

NYC Open Data | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
See how the Taxi and Limousine commission is using our open data portal to get up-to-date training and licensing information out to NYC's cab drivers. By eliminating a manual process, Open Data brings up-to-date information six days a week to the Taxi industry. 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Approval Economy - P2P Foundation

Approval Economy - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"To benefit all of society, an economy needs to be based on service to all of society. In today’s economy, service is bought and sold as a good; instead goods must be provided as a service. An economy benefitting all of society should include service to ourselves, service to others and service to society at large. An elderly person who keeps themselves healthy and fulfilled or an addict working to conquer their addiction may be giving only to themselves but both are making society a much better place and lessening the work for others. To create a giving economy instead of a gift economy, currency is not exchanged between two trading partners but societal approval is awarded from all of society to the giver. Societal approval and trust then entitles each member of a society to receive benefit from that society, through a living and immediate social contract. As a reputation economy allows you to participate in trade, an approval economy allows you to become part of a society.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

The #sharing economy muscles up

The #sharing economy muscles up | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The last sentence of my August post about Peers, the newly formed advocacy group pushing for the growth of the “sharing economy,” was “If Peers is where the grass roots intersects with state-of-the-art Silicon Valley capitalism, it’s going to be an organization to watch.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Open Source Graphics Processor (GPU)

Help fund us to create the the first professional quality Open Source GPU and help Kickstart an Open Hardware revolution. The current aim is to finish the final few modes of operation and release our product as a complete, professional, open source hardware platform. We will provide a complete Verilog implementation of a 2D/3D graphics processor capable of OpenGL and D3D with a full test suite that anyone is free to use and improve upon. Our Ultimate stretch goal is to create a complete open source implementation of a modern day graphics accelerator.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Utopian Vision on a World of Peer Production - P2P Foundation

Utopian Vision on a World of Peer Production - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We produce in the kitchen or in the bathroom. Most people have some fabrication bots at home. The popular 3D printer/mill combines a 3D printer with a computer-controlled milling machine. 3D printers produce three-dimensional objects by printing multiple layers of bioplastics, metal, or ceramic on top of each other, until the desired object is complete. Within several hours, typical home 3D printers can print objects up to 50 by 40 by 30 centimeters large. That’s big enough to print most durable households items, whether crockery, cutlery, games and toys, or tools. Electrical and electronic appliances are made in the same way, except for the actual electric or lighting elements. It’s also common to print replacement parts if something breaks down or doesn’t fit.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

JONATHAN FRANZEN V CLAY SHIRKY

JONATHAN FRANZEN V CLAY SHIRKY | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Kojak-cum-Tom Hanks is how you might describe Clay Shirky (pictured below), expert on the effects of the Internet on society, and author of "Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age". Bald and smiley, he'd been brought in to discuss with Jonathan Franzen (jowlier and thicker-girthed than his publicity photos suggest, pictured right)the effects of technology on culture. "Shirky invented the Internet, and Franzen wants to shut it down," joked Harry Finder, the New Yorker’s editorial director, preparing the audience for a gloves-off, luddite v cybertopian bloodbath.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Why Microsoft Word must Die - Charlie's Diary

Why Microsoft Word must Die - Charlie's Diary | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Microsoft Word is a tyrant of the imagination, a petty, unimaginative, inconsistent dictator that is ill-suited to any creative writer's use. Worse: it is a near-monopolist, dominating the word processing field. Its pervasive near-monopoly status has brainwashed software developers to such an extent that few can imagine a word processing tool that exists as anything other than as a shallow imitation of the Redmond Behemoth. But what exactly is wrong with it?

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Where is the World’s Most Connected and Networked Society?

Where is the World’s Most Connected and Networked Society? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With its church steeples and castle walls, Tallinn, Estonia, seems like a quiet backwater well outside the mainstream of modern society.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Industry transformation in the Networked Society

Find out more about the Networked Society here: http://www.ericsson.com/thinkingahead/networked_society/ IT and telecoms are rapidly combining to transform all (Industry transformation in the Networked Society http://t.co/bbmChvch7d)...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

How a Stigmergy of Actions Replaces Representation of Persons - P2P Foundation

How a Stigmergy of Actions Replaces Representation of Persons - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"A new system of governance or collaboration that does not follow a competitive hierarchical model will need to employ stigmergy in most of its action based systems. It is neither reasonable nor desirable for individual thought and action to be subjugated to group consensus in matters which do not affect the group, and it is frankly impossible to accomplish complex tasks if every decision must be presented for approval; that is the biggest weakness of the hierarchical model. The incredible success of so many internet projects are the result of stigmergy, not cooperation, and it is stigmergy that will help us build quickly, efficiently and produce results far better than any of us can foresee at the outset."

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

How to Build a “Shareable City” | David Bollier

How to Build a “Shareable City” | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Shareable and the Sustainable Economies Law Center have released a fantastic new report surveying the ways in which cities can adopt policies to promote “sharing” in a range of areas -- food, housing, transportation and jobs.  The landmark report, “Policies for Shareable Cities:  A Sharing Economy Policy Primer for Urban Leaders,” pulls together “scores of innovative, high impact policies that US city governments have put in place to help citizens share resources, co-produce, and create their own jobs.” 

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Peer Money: a contradiction in terms

Christian Siefkes denies that money and markets are “more or less neutral tools which can be used for non-capitalist purposes,” arguing that since money and markets were never the primary means of organizing production in a non-capitalist society, money “cannot become the dominant social form outside of capitalism.”

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

The FabLab World Tour Documentary

“This is the story of a quest for answers to how a designer can help people create their own products. How we can collaborate globally and produce locally, and how we can make a living while sharing knowledge and designs?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Declara: learning through intelligent collaboration

...an intelligent social learning platform. We connect large numbers of people to massive amounts of content. Declara offers what no other data analysis or social sharing platform can - it observes how people learn and adjusts accordingly. Over time Declara seamlessly and automatically delivers the right content and connections, at the right time and with minimal effort, to maximize learning.

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Culture Hacking Berlin - Meetup Slides

Intro into the "Culture Hacking" discussion: - How can business culture / organizational culture be influenced?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Inside AirBnB with Its Co-Founders: Video

Inside AirBnB with Its Co-Founders: Video | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On today's "Charlie Rose" a conversation with the co-founders of Airbnb, Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Innovation at the Speed of Apps - LinkedIn Today

Innovation at the Speed of Apps - LinkedIn Today | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

These are just a few of the many fascinating statistics and technology stories packed into the just-released book by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy. While my regular Friday Book Share readers know that I’m a real sucker for such “fascinating facts,” Scoble and Israel have also done a decent job of categorizing the five major “forces” driving these technologies: mobile, social, data, sensors and location. Technology is now highly mobile, it empowers us to connect with others in social media, it generates lots of data, much of which comes from sensors, and it often involves specific locations.

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

A Green Road: Jeremy Rifkin - Five Reasons Why Nuclear Power is a Dead-End Business Model

Jeremy Rifkin, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends, speaks at the Wermuth Asset Management 5th Annual Investors Event regarding nuclear power and ...
more...
Rafael CAYUELA's curator insight, October 13, 2013 7:36 AM

Interesting, but how would supply all the remaining energy... the world is ahead of surprises.. keep being nimble and flexible

Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Mapping The New "Solidarity Economy" Of New York City

Mapping The New "Solidarity Economy" Of New York City | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

An offshoot of Occupy Wall Street is helping people to tap services that run on "mutualism," like community gardens, CSAs, credit unions, and healthcare providers with sliding scales.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by jean lievens
Scoop.it!

Innovation in renewable-energy technologies is booming - MIT News Office

Innovation in renewable-energy technologies is booming - MIT News Office | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New study shows that research investments and growing markets have fueled a huge rise in new patents.
more...
No comment yet.