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It's time for the smartwatch - The Networked Society Blog

It's time for the smartwatch - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

2013 is projected to be the year of the smartwatch. This is the biggest inflection point for the USD 60 billion watch industry since the launch of the Swatch in 1983. So how will smartwatches make life different in the Networked Society?

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The Changing Role Of Crowdfunding Platforms In The Hardware Ecosystem - Forbes

The Changing Role Of Crowdfunding Platforms In The Hardware Ecosystem - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Going by numbers alone, hardware projects should be a win-win proposition for both entrepreneurs and crowdfunding platforms. Seven of the top tenmost-funded projects on Indiegogo, a popular crowdfunding platform, are hardware projects. Cumulatively, they account for 83 percent of the total funding (a number that exceeds $2 million) garnered by such projects. Kickstarter, which is arguably the most popular crowdfunding platform today, has a similar story: hardware projects regularly rank amongst the most-funded projects across multiple categories on the site.

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After Snowden revelations, China worries about cyberdefense - The Japan Times

After Snowden revelations, China worries about cyberdefense - The Japan Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


But for most people in the world's second-largest economy, computer security is poor, and the damage caused by everyday hacking is immense.

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On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs, by David Graeber

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs,  by David Graeber | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

” the number of salaried paper-pushers ultimately seems to expand, and more and more employees find themselves, not unlike Soviet workers actually, working 40 or even 50 hour weeks on paper ”

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Genuine Gifting Circles vs. the Monetization of the Gift: a warning on the Women's Gifting Circles pyramid scheme

Genuine Gifting Circles vs. the Monetization of the Gift:  a warning on the Women's Gifting Circles pyramid scheme | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Do you really want to step into abundance and gift? Then do something that offers no direct path to return, something about which you can honestly say, “I’m doing this because it is my pleasure to give,” rather than, “I’m doing this so I will get even more back.” You might end up with more back after all, but if so it will come via mysterious paths. But you won’t be concerned with that, because you will stand confident in the abundance of life, believing that as you care for life, life will care for you.”

 
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Introduction to Curiosume

Curiosumé is a machine enabled knowledge asset inventory protocol designed to replace the Resumé, CV, and on-line profile. In doing so, a new form of social media application will emerge which can sustain an alternate economy.

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Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace — Q&A with Ron Deibert

Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace — Q&A with Ron Deibert | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ron Deibert is Director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab. Nora Young interviewed him about his new book, Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace. This Q&A is a lightly edited version of that interview.
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Governments and the 5 stages of grief

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In 1969, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross created and introduced a model of grieving, a hypothesis commonly known as the five stages of grief. These were 5 emotional responses shown by those suffering grief. This model has, of course, been greatly contested over the years when it comes to its application in individuals.

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Kleroterians - P2P Foundation

Kleroterians - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Equality-by-lot is the blog of the Kleroterians. The Kleroterians are an informal group interested in the deliberate use of randomness (lottery) in human affairs. There are two main areas of interest: Its use in Governance (sortition) and Distribution. The aim of this blog is to provide a discussion and information forum for ourselves, but also a ‘shop-window’ for our ideas.

 
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Study: Racing game can improve brain functions - mobihealthnews

Study: Racing game can improve brain functions - mobihealthnews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A new study from the University of California, San Francisco shows that a specially designed mobile video game could improve neural plasticity in older adults, improving their ability to multitask and to filter out distractions. A spin-off company is currently testing a version of the game for the possible treatment of ADHD, depression, or autism spectrum disorders.

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bRIC with a small b Part II: 4 opportunities for a circular economy in Brazil

bRIC with a small b Part II: 4 opportunities for a circular economy in Brazil | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this blog post I argue that there are key intervention points within the Brazilian economic, social and legal structures that open up opportunities for a circular economy. It is intended as a follow-up from my last blog post, which discussed key trends that point to the need for Brazil to embrace a more sustainable economic model.

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Integrator, An introduction to participatory and...

An introduction to participatory and contributions-based peer production - Michel Bauwens (by InternetActivaCo)

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After Snowden revelations, China worries about cyberdefense, hackers - Washington Post

After Snowden revelations, China worries about cyberdefense, hackers - Washington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When it comes to cyberattacks, China is often seen in the West as a fierce aggressor — the ultimate hacking threat to American government and businesses.

 

In China, however, Internet users are increasingly preoccupied with their own vulnerability.

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Macala Wright: Five Beautiful Platforms To Visually Articulate - PSFK

Macala Wright: Five Beautiful Platforms To Visually Articulate - PSFK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the past decade, we’ve seen a rapid, societal shift in spatial — or what we now call visual — learning.  Advancement in technology, media, platforms and smarter devices have led photographs, hand drawn sketches and illustrations via digital tools to be the way in which we prefer to understand information, as well as to organize our ideas and thought processes.

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Just how does Twitter make all of its money? - Irish Independent

Just how does Twitter make all of its money? - Irish Independent | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Twitter has recently stepped up this commercial drive with the appointment of a new head of commerce, the former president of Ticketmaster, Nathan Hubbard. Mr Hubbard's role will involve a plan by Twitter to create new shopping opportunities on the site, going into competition with Amazon and eBay.

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The right approach to Airbnb in Silver Lake

The right approach to Airbnb in Silver Lake | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Times' Walter Hamilton recently reported on the hackles being raised by Airbnb users in Silver Lake. The online service lets people become ad hoc innkeepers, offering all or part of their homes to travelers searching for temporary lodging.
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We can't go on like this - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition

We can't go on like this - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands, bold, persistent experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it; if it fails, admit it frankly and try another.
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Free Software and Surveillance

There is much that is moving and challenging in Jacob Appelbaum’s 29C3 keynote from December 2012, about the surveillance state, and Appelbaum has earned the right to be listened to from his work on the Tor Project. But…

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Remix the commons

Remix the commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Remix the commons is a collaborative and evolutive multimedia project. It aims at documenting and illustrating key ideas and practices of the commons movement, including through the creative process of the project itself.Read more

 
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#GlobalP2P, The Wind that Shook the Net

#GlobalP2P, The Wind that Shook the Net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Collaboration, networking, transversality, openness, free licenses, remixing, transnationality. On March 20, the hashtag #GlobalP2P suddenly vaulted up among Twitter’s most globally used. One detail: it had never before been a TT(Trending Topic) in any country. Afterwards, it took place as the most watched among many. #GlobalP2P was a choral cry. #GlobalP2P was an insistent echo raising the visibility of the P2P Foundation ‘s Wikisprint event (a mapping of experiences happening around the commons and peer-to-peer) taking place that day in Latin America and Southern Europe. The explosion of #GlobalP2P as a global trend was no accident. There was strategy behind it. The hashtag #P2PWikisprint had had a few weeks to gear up. It came about in a decentralized way, hence its big leap to the global TT. Above all, there was a very intensive process already in place, common among hundreds of groups, networks, activists, foundations, thinkers, universities … and even some governments, both local and supranational.

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Sortition - P2P Foundation

Sortition - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

- The Greek form of government was the city-state. Every Greek city was an independent state. At its best, in the city state of Athens, the public assembly of all the citizens made all important decisions on such questions as peace or war. They listened to the envoys of foreign powers and decided what their attitude should be to what these foreign powers had sent to say. They dealt with all serious questions of taxation, they appointed the generals who should lead them in time of war. They organized the administration of the state, appointed officials and kept check on them. The public assembly of all the citizens was the government.

 
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Robert Gates: The Impact of Social Networks on Global Politics

Robert Gates: The Impact of Social Networks on Global Politics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Discover who benefits and who loses
Handling the increasing flow of information available in the world should be an easy task for any government, but according to former U.S.
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It's time for the smartwatch - The Networked Society Blog

It's time for the smartwatch - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

2013 is projected to be the year of the smartwatch. This is the biggest inflection point for the USD 60 billion watch industry since the launch of the Swatch in 1983. So how will smartwatches make life different in the Networked Society?

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The Future of Coordination

The Future of Coordination | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We all face pressures today to get more done, often with fewer resources. But a jump into the future might be able to help us out.
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INTRODUCING EMPATHY - MorungExpress

INTRODUCING EMPATHY - MorungExpress | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


“Empathy conjures up active engagement – the willingness of an observer to become part of another's experience and to share the feeling," says author Jeremy Rifkin.

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