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Uber not sharing enough - brand-e.biz

Uber not sharing enough - brand-e.biz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Singapore says Uber not sharing economy as government seeks to follow bans in spain and thailand
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3D Printing Topographic Maps Using Lidar

3D Printing Topographic Maps Using Lidar | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Designer Whitney Potter tapped into the power to make 3D-printed models of actual geographic topography using the Light Detection and Ranging system
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The P2P Foundation Blog in Review: most popular posts of the year 2014 | P2P Foundation

The P2P Foundation Blog in Review: most popular posts of the year 2014 | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It is something of a tradition for us to have an end of year review, so as we leave 2014 behind and welcome in the New Year, it’s worth looking back on some of the most popular posts here on the P2P Foundation blog, and to consider how these reflect broader developments in P2P and Commons movements.
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Blogger: Ideas for a new society - Bericht bewerken

P2P is first of all a relational dynamic, in which agents (people or computers) can connect to each other directly, without having to ask permission of any intermediaries, and therefore also can self-organize form the bottom up. P2P in this context is thus essentially a particular 'network structure'.

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Desktop Regulatory State, Chapter Seven (First Excerpt): on education and credentialling | P2P Foundation

Desktop Regulatory State, Chapter Seven (First Excerpt): on education and credentialling | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
[This is the eleventh installment in my serialization of my book-in-progress, tentatively titled Desktop Regulatory State] , and the first of two installments on Chapter Seven. Because I have split some chapters into multiple new ones since the previously posted excerpts, there is a loss of continuity in numbering. The current Table of Contents with active links can be found here.]
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Should We Fear 'the End of Work'? | Making Sen$e | PBS NewsHour

Should We Fear 'the End of Work'? | Making Sen$e | PBS NewsHour | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Paul Solman: “Man vs. Machine.” Long the staple of science fiction, the “end of work” now beckons as reality. Journalist, author and Friend Of Making Sen$e (FOM$) Frank Koller attended a conference on the debate at Cornell University recently. He was accommodating enough to file this report.
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Crisis of the Pastoral Commons - P2P Foundation

Crisis of the Pastoral Commons - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Pastoral system and pastoralism as a way of life and viable economic system find little space in development discourse. The issues relating to pastoral communities and their dependent resources get rare notice of policy makers and planners in national development agenda. The importance and interconnectedness of pastoral system and pasture commons, the resource base, has been missing from public consciousness and policy discourse as a result of which it has been an all time area of negligence from development planning and policy making. Such critical interconnectedness between dependent communities with their resources is largely misplaced while framing the policies of governance.
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Greece: Left-wing party SYRIZA advocates a basic income | Basic Income News

Greece: Left-wing party SYRIZA advocates a basic income | Basic Income News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Greek political party SYRIZA, a coalition of radical left-wing political movements, has recently attracted huge media attention accross Europe.  

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John G. Milios at IDEAS

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Makerspace vs Fablab vs Hackerspace - Maker High w/ Jonathan & Hexlab - YouTube

We said we weren't going to upload again until January, but we hit 100 subscribers before we knew it! To say thank you, here's a bonus clip from our upcoming...
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How to build a fairer city

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In the first in an occasional series looking at how to make cities fairer for all, four leading academics propose the ‘grounded city’ – where sustainable transport, accessible broadband and modest housing take precedence over ostentatious tower blocks
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Linda Stone’s Antidote to Quantified Self: The Essential Self | Xconomy

Linda Stone’s Antidote to Quantified Self: The Essential Self | Xconomy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Quantified Self movement emerged in the late 2000s in response to an absence: the lack of useful data about our bodies as we move through the day. Before the QS era, an EKG could show you your heart rhythms; a lab analysis could show you your cholesterol levels; a treadmill stress test could measure your general fitness. But these tests were expensive, infrequently administered, and hard for non-physicians to interpret. The first generation of commercial QS technologies, from companies like Nike, Fitbit, Polar, and Garmin, were a big step forward because they started to put health and fitness data directly into the hands of consumers.

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Mass Collaboration and Virtual Crowds - The Bumble Bee

Mass Collaboration and Virtual Crowds - The Bumble Bee | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One of the differences between human teams and some biological teams issheer scale in terms of number of members.

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How to Crowdfund Your Hardware Start-up - IEEE Spectrum

How to Crowdfund Your Hardware Start-up - IEEE Spectrum | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sites like Kickstarter can boost a start-up—or expose critical flaws
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Workers on tap

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IN THE early 20th century Henry Ford combined moving assembly lines with mass labour to make building cars much cheaper and quicker—thus turning the automobile from a rich man’s toy into transport for the masses. Today a growing group of entrepreneurs is striving to do the same to services, bringing together computer power with freelance workers to supply luxuries that were once reserved for the wealthy. Uber provides chauffeurs. Handy supplies cleaners. SpoonRocket delivers restaurant meals to your door. Instacart keeps your fridge stocked. In San Francisco a young computer programmer can already live like a princess.
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Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 2 | P2P Foundation

Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 2 | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today we present part 2 from Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money a paper prepared by Pat Conaty for the 13th International Karl Polanyi Conference at Concordia University, Montreal on 6-8 November 2014. Pat is research associate of Co-operatives UK, a Fellow of New Economics Foundation and author with Mike Lewis of The Resilience Imperative Cooperative Transition to a Steady State Economy. We published Part 1 on Monday Dec 29th and will publish Part 3 on Friday Jan 2nd.
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How Yahoo Betrayed Its Users by Doing What They Asked - HBR

How Yahoo Betrayed Its Users by Doing What They Asked - HBR | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Customers of Yahoo’s Flickr photo sharing service should not have been surprised when Yahoo announced it would be selling prints of their photos. In fact they should have been pleased. After all, Yahoo is only selling photos that the users themselves have explicitly licensed for that purpose.

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A Critical Review by Brian Holmes of the "Network Society' book by Bauwens / Kostakis | P2P Foundation

A Critical Review by Brian Holmes of the "Network Society' book by Bauwens / Kostakis | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Thanks for this book, Michel and Vasilis. “Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy” is exceedingly timely and I would recommend it to anyone interested in the Commons specifically, or in political economy more generally. In response, I’ve written something in between a review and a letter to the authors. I address Michel because he posted it. Hopefully he will respond to a few of my comments!

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The hotel industry is apparently hellbent on screwing its guests

The hotel industry is apparently hellbent on screwing its guests | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Years ago hotels lost the ability to charge outrageous prices for phone calls, so now they're engaged in a desperate rear-guard attempt to keep charging outrageous prices for Wi-Fi. Here's a suggestion instead: provide decent rooms at reasonable prices, and offer your guests additional services at reasonable prices too. Ho ho ho.
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tziteras: 10 More minutes: From gift economies to celebration economies

tziteras: 10 More minutes: From gift economies to celebration economies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

An article by Richard Heinberg, "Economic History in 10 Minutes" which I read the other day, inspired me to look a bit more into more elaborate economies than simply gift/tribal based, that might escape people's thoughts as they search for alternatives to the current (failed?) economic system. 

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The death of the artist—and the birth of the creative entrepreneur - Quartz

The death of the artist—and the birth of the creative entrepreneur - Quartz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Pronounce the word artist, to conjure up the image of a solitary genius. A sacred aura still attaches to the word, a sense of one in contact with the numinous. “He’s an artist,” we’ll say in tones of reverence about an actor or musician or director. “A true artist,” we’ll solemnly proclaim our favorite singer or photographer, meaning someone who appears to dwell upon a higher plane. Vision, inspiration, mysterious gifts as from above: such are some of the associations that continue to adorn the word.

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We need an Internet that performs flawlessly, every second of every day - O'Reilly Radar

We need an Internet that performs flawlessly, every second of every day - O'Reilly Radar | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: this interview with GE's Bill Ruh is an excerpt from our recent report, When Hardware Meets Software, by Mike Barlow. The report looks into the new hardware...
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The Role of Money in the Desktop Regulatory State, part 2 (Chapter Six -- Second Excerpt) | P2P Foundation

The Role of Money in the Desktop Regulatory State, part 2 (Chapter Six -- Second Excerpt) | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Bitcoin. …the biggest shortcoming of Bitcoin, from a community currency standpoint: it serves more as a store of value than as a simple denominator of exchange. Its quantity is fixed beyond a certain point, which means that individual units will appreciate in value as people come into the system. That is, it’s deflationary. From the perspective of most currency designers, that’s a serious bug. Deflation makes it subject to Gresham’s law: that is, people will hold onto it as an investment rather than keep it in circulation. Most LETS systems have a tendency toward hoarding because the range of good and service providers participating in them means the average member can only meet an unsatisfactory portion of her total needs through the system, and has leftover notes with nothing to spend them on. Silvio Gesell built demurrage into his currency system—i.e., it lost value over time—as an incentive to spend it rather than hoard it, and overcome the deflation and idle capacity of the larger economy.


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