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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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The Economic Realms: The Global Brain

The Economic Realms: The Global Brain | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the future, and indeed, in economics itself information, and complexity, and how to deal with it will become vital. However, such knowledge is very incomplete, and often inaccurate. With Transfinancial Economics in its advanced state it would be possible to get a highly accurate understanding of the workings of economics in Real-Time. As for the "Global Brain" presented here, this could also play a vital role in the future. Hence, its inclusion. It is also similar to the proposal of the Universal Debating Project in which we would have a Wikipedia of the pro, and con arguments for specific topics. http://www.p2pfoundation.net/Universal_Debating_Project
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Podcast of the Day: Primavera de Filippi on Ethereum | P2P Foundation

Podcast of the Day: Primavera de Filippi on Ethereum | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In this audio presentation Primavera de Filippi explores the possibilities and pitfalls of blockchain-derived platforms developed through Ethereum.
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Regulating Innovation in the Sharing Economy | P2P Foundation

Regulating Innovation in the Sharing Economy | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“In the middle of a complicated scenario for Airbnb and Uber in Catalunya, the Catalan Competition Authority (ACCO) issued the study “P2P transactions and competition”. The document is an approach to the technology innovation of marketplaces (websites or mobile applications) that turn out to be a meeting point between supply and demand, and which make it easy for nearly any citizen to become a goods and services supplier in exchange of a payment to any other citizen. The report explains that the launching of these marketplaces is a global and fast growing tendency with increasing significance that brings along benefits in terms of competition and, although at the same time poses challenges, it does neither seem convenient nor possible to stop it. So, a market environment that would be propitious to its development is advisable.”
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André Gorz‘s Concrete Utopia of the Knowledge-Based Society | Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeastern Europe

André Gorz‘s Concrete Utopia of the Knowledge-Based Society | Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeastern Europe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the early 2000s, André Gorz chose an approach to the issue of knowledge-based society which significantly differed in comparison with the mainstream. The generally shared standpoint at the time was that all industrial societies had passed through a process of formation change that seemed to know only one direction: the change from the industrial society to a knowledge-based society. In fact, ever since the 1970s there was a noticeable decline of the manufacturing industry in the creation of value along with the simultaneous growth of importance of services. However, there was more at stake. It was also a matter of the assumption that knowledge, besides capital, was becoming an increasingly important production factor of the modern economy. In connection to this stood the demand that education needs to play a more important role compared to the one in the industrial society. To put it more precisely: that higher education should be assigned a greater significance. Namely, the requirements towards the subjectivity of labor forces are growing, as well as their qualifications that are supposed to keep pace with the rising level of complexity of technological processes and the extra-functional competences of the subjects: their communication skills, cooperation skills, their skill to keep in view longer-term processes and to overcome backlashes.
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Manifesto for a Media Revolution — Medium

Manifesto for a Media Revolution — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Dominated by special interests — whether corporate lobbies, financial power, ideological bias, chauvinistic institutional racism, the entrenched problems are well-documented.
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The Economic Realms: Decentralize Everything..

The Economic Realms: Decentralize Everything.. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
- When I say 'decentralize everything', I am referring to the 4 elements mentioned at the end of the video: information, authority, wealth & energy.
- The decentralization of these industries is going to happen whether you like it or not... technology is liberating the individual, but will cause traditional establishments to do whatever they can to maintain centralised control.
- The decentralization of industries such as energy etc. is not an overnight thing - it is generational. We are going to see huge changes occur over the next 40 years, and we must do all we can to keep progressing forward if we have any hope of surviving as a human race by the end of the century.
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Alternative Internets » Journal of Peer Production

Alternative Internets » Journal of Peer Production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Journal of Peer Production CFP: "Alternative internets" http://t.co/JsqKTaC2Ym - abstracts due February 8, 2015
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Open Source Business Models

Open Source Business Models | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I’ve had a few startups ask me recently regarding the pros-and-cons of going the open source route especially regarding the types of business models that are viable for open source based...
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Culture Hacking in the Public Sector

Culture Hacking in the Public Sector | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Join us for this one day workshop introducing culture hacking in the public sector. 30th January 2015, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To cha...
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The Politics of the Sharing Economy - Our World

The Politics of the Sharing Economy - Our World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While he supports peer production and sharing practices, Trebor Scholz is vexed by attempts to subsume them into corporate hype of “the sharing revolution”.
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How Uber and the Sharing Economy Can Win Over Regulators

How Uber and the Sharing Economy Can Win Over Regulators | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Their interests are more aligned than some think.
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How the sharing economy will develop in 2015

How the sharing economy will develop in 2015 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy has grown exponentially in the past few years to the point where it has impacted nearly all industries.
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miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, December 22, 2014 6:40 AM

The unstoppable rise of the Sharing Economy, it could be the Internet's most divisive revolution.

Nimber's curator insight, January 13, 2015 12:51 PM

Featuring yours truly in the logistics bit.

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We must unleash the sharing economy to help drive living standards - Telegraph.co.uk

We must unleash the sharing economy to help drive living standards - Telegraph.co.uk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Digital revolution allows people to rent far more goods than used to be possible, ensuring that they only pay for what they actually use
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MANUEL DELANDA: Emergence

MANUEL DELANDA: Emergence | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
[Note: The following essay is the Introduction to a new book by Manuel DeLanda, easily the most important philosopher of the present day, concerning topics and concepts of particular relevance, I believe, for contemporary and future architects. It is considerably longer than my usual posts, but the clarity of DeLanda’s writing makes it a compelling read. It is published here under rights of Fair Use in international copyrights law, meaning for educational and research purposes only. The book, entitled Philosophy and Simulation: The Emergence of Synthetic Reason, will be published by Continuum, London, in January 2011. LW]
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Owning is the New Sharing | P2P Foundation

Owning is the New Sharing | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One chilly morning last winter, I reconnected with an old friend, Joel Dietz, on a video chat. We hadn’t seen each other for years, and we’d each had several starts and stops in our lives since. He began telling me about his latest undertaking, Evergreen, a digital currency system that he described as “organic” and “without additives.” I was doing all I could to understand it, and he was struggling to fund it in a way that suited his vision. He needed money, and quickly, but he didn’t want to sabotage his ideals in the process.
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Book of the Day: Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism | P2P Foundation

Book of the Day: Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Occupy movement has emerged in a historical crisis of global capitalism. It struggles for the reappropriation of the commodified commons. Communications are part of the commons of society. Yet contemporary social media are ridden by an antagonism between private corporate control (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and self-managed, commons-based activist media. In this work, Christian Fuchs analyses the contradictory dialectic of social media in the Occupy movement. Drawing on a political economy framework and interpretation of the results of the OccupyMedia! Survey, in which more than 400 Occupy activists reported on their social media use, OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism shows how activists confront the contradictions of capitalism and communication in the age of crisis and social media. The book discusses the contradiction between commercial and alternative social media and argues that the existence of a surveillance-industrial complex expressed in the PRISM system shows the urgent necessity to create social media beyond Facebook and Google.
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Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule Part 1 | P2P Foundation

Local Communities Dismantling Corporate Rule Part 1 | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Community Rights educator Paul Cienfuegos explains how “We The People” are exercising the authority to govern ourselves and fight corporate rule. When small farmers in rural Pennsylvania wanted to say “no” to a corporate factory farm coming into their community, they learned they couldn’t, because it would violate the corporation’s “rights” and state pre-emption laws. So they did something technically illegal — their town passed an innovative ordinance banning corporate factory farming.
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▶ Sir Tim Berners-Lee on Magna Carta for the Internet - YouTube

On 18 November, 2014 Sir Tim Berners Lee, the father of the internet, discussed the future of the internet with EIF members & friends, looking at the threats to the web’s wide-open spaces and addressing the most important question: what web do we want?
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Imagine... The transnational co-operative university

“Imagine a minimalist ‘university’, on a regional or even national scale, to which autonomous units prepare and present candidates. Why go it alone rather than help to form an open, cooperative university network designed for learners and learning in our times? There is potential for students, teachers, managers and support staff to socialize massive, open online courses (Moocs), to prevent autonomy at single institutional level working for a co-operative difference rather than a competitive sameness. Imagine a university -‘universal’ was a favourite Owenite word – as a complex local and global cluster of federally-linked mutual societies of diverse sizes fit for their purpose and for meeting members’ needs. Some might be as small as seminar rooms; others as large as science parks and with no social or technical obstacles to communication between them or, for that matter, with anyone else who wishes to learn to follow the argument wherever it leads.”
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#CFP: Journal of Peer Production on Alternative Internets

Here is a Call for Papers from the Journal of Peer Production that came to my inbox today. CFP: Alternative Internets States are attempting to consolidate their control over the Internet, turning i...
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Peer production and the opportunities and struggles of constructing a more humane production system | Open Thoughts 2014 - Linkis.com

Peer production and the opportunities and struggles of constructing a more humane production system | Open Thoughts 2014 - Linkis.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Peer production and the opportunities and struggles of constructing a more humane production system. http://t.co/GHaAhUHbzf
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Is It Time to Regulate the 'Sharing Economy'? - The National Law Journal (registration)

Is It Time to Regulate the 'Sharing Economy'? - The National Law Journal (registration) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

David Hantman, the chief lobbyist for home-rental business Airbnb Inc., on Monday cautioned government regulators against imposing new rules ...

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Good News for Airbnb Hosts and Uber Drivers: Here Comes Insurance

Good News for Airbnb Hosts and Uber Drivers: Here Comes Insurance | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The independent sharing economy organization Peers unveils plans for two insurance programs for individuals working in the sharing economy.
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A Calculator with Free Software and Open Hardware

A Calculator with Free Software and Open Hardware | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We're fond of open source things here. Whether it's 3D printers, circuit modeling software, or a global network of satellite base stations, the more open it is the more it improves the world around us...
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India's smart cities need smart governments - Financial Express

India's smart cities need smart governments - Financial Express | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
These cities need not just policies but the incentives and means to implement them
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