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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Revolution | Investing in People and Ideas that Can Change the World

Revolution | Investing in People and Ideas that Can Change the World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Revolution invests in people and ideas that can change the world. Our mission is to build disruptive, innovative companies that offer consumers more choice, convenience, and control in their lives. We bring a unique strategy and approach to investing in and building significant companies.

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David Bowie Featured On Local London Currency - PSFK

David Bowie Featured On Local London Currency - PSFK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The singer's image now adorns the Brixton pound, which is used by independent stores and shoppers in south London.
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The Really Scary Thing About Those Jaw-Dropping Siberian Craters

The Really Scary Thing About Those Jaw-Dropping Siberian Craters | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While staring down into the abyss of these craters is a scary thought, the release of large quantities of greenhouse gases from melting permafrost is similarly existentially daunting.
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Charles van der Haegen's curator insight, August 5, 2014 3:48 AM

Let's make sure we learn from our mistakes (failures) in taking on the greatest challenge of our times:

 

Building and nurturing sustainable communities, designed in such a way that their activities do not interfere with Natures inherent ability to sustain life (paraphrased from Fritjof Capra

 

And let's make sure we can live in this way, despite the irreversible damage we've already done to Nature, and unto ourselves...

AleksBlumentals's curator insight, August 5, 2014 8:19 AM

This is where the dragon breadth comes from which I wrote about a few scoops back. Being 20x times more powerful as green house gases, their rapid release into the atmosphere can reinforce dramatically global warming and tip it into an unstoppable trajectory. We are truly at an all hands on deck moment, yet chances are we will not be able to act collaboratively in time.

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Find out who doesn't follow you anymore and the most interesting facts about your Twitter friends - Tuit Útil

Find out who doesn't follow you anymore and the most interesting facts about your Twitter friends - Tuit Útil | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Minidata: Small statistics shown as tweets that contain your friends' most interesting data and information about the activity of your Twitter account.
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▶ Bitcoin vs. War: Can Bitcoin End War? - YouTube

Without government run central banks and inflationary currencies, engaging in war is much more difficult. Stefan Molyneux speaks about the potential of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies to end war and brainstorms on how it would be possible start a war in a bitcoin economy. Speech recorded on April 12th at the Toronto Bitcoin Expo 2014.

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Bitcoin Raises Its Washington Profile to Silicon Valley's Dismay - Bloomberg

Bitcoin Raises Its Washington Profile to Silicon Valley's Dismay - Bloomberg | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The Bitcoin Foundation's executive director, Jon Matonis, travels the world to promote the virtual currency as a replacement for traditional money.

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Wikipedia Begins Taking Donations in Bitcoin

Wikipedia Begins Taking Donations in Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia said that it had been asked to accept Bitcoin and that those requests, as well as recent guidelines from the I.R.S., persuaded it to accept the virtual currency.
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Ushahidi Platform - Ushahidi

Ushahidi Platform - Ushahidi | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Ushahidi Platform is an open source tool for collecting, visualizing, and mapping information sent by anyone, anywhere via text message, email or web.
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The Historical Consciousness of the Academic Literature on Commons-based Peer Production

The Historical Consciousness of the Academic Literature on Commons-based Peer Production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As readers of this blog will know, I’m interested in constitutive historicism(i.e., the ways in competing perceptions of history structure decision-making in the present). There is a large body of literature that examines how historical facts, historical factoids, historical analogies, and historical meta-narratives shape the thinking of people in different domains, such as the making of US foreign policy (see book cover below).

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Amsterdam Smart Cities Supports 'Model Me'

Amsterdam Smart Cities Supports 'Model Me' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Amsterdam Smart City supports the development of an online interactive application in Zuidoost in which users of the area can post their development ideas.
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Big data needs a human touch - The Networked Society Blog

Big data needs a human touch - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Turning data into insight calls for a balance of analytics and a human touch. In business, the full potential of big data can only be unlocked when bridged with intuition.

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Competing with 'sharing economy' - Travel & Tourism News Middle East

Competing with 'sharing economy' - Travel & Tourism News Middle East | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

HAVE you heard of the ‘sharing economy’ yet? The word has been flying around the internet for a while now, but many industry professionals I speak to seem still hard-pressed to define what exactly it is, how it is impacting the hospitality, leisure, and tourism industries, and what future threats and opportunities it holds.

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Portland OKs Airbnb-type short-term rentals

Portland OKs Airbnb-type short-term rentals | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to legalize short-term rentals in single-family homes, giving added legitimacy to rental websites such as Airbnb.
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Ecuador: The First Nation to Create its own Digital Currency

Ecuador: The First Nation to Create its own Digital Currency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over the weekend, CCN reported on the government of Ecuador’s decision to ban Bitcoin, along with all other cryptocurrencies, via a National Assembly majority vote on July 23rd. An outright ban placed on Bitcoin by one nation, or another, has always been inevitable. 

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New York Opens Data on Thousands of Solar Projects

New York Opens Data on Thousands of Solar Projects | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Solar companies and prospective commercial and residential customers can now view details of nearly 10,000 solar projects that have participated in New York’s open enrollment solar incentive programs over the past 10 years, including the ramp up of installations under the state’s NY-Sun initiative.

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How Android Open Source Makes Money?

Join Jayce as he talks about how exactly Google makes money when Android is free. What Open Source actually means? Should you get a Phablet or a Phone/Tablet? 

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Scientists Closing in on Theory of Consciousness - LiveScience.com

Scientists Closing in on Theory of Consciousness - LiveScience.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Several studies have shown that you can measure the extent of integration using brain stimulation and recording techniques.

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Dispatch From A Post-Carbon World: Planting The Seeds For A More Resilient Future

Dispatch From A Post-Carbon World: Planting The Seeds For A More Resilient Future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Transition Towns empower residents to produce and consume more of life's essentials where they live, all while minimizing their reliance on fossil fuels.
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New crypto-currency can help with medical research - Charity Digital News

New crypto-currency can help with medical research - Charity Digital News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Developers at the CureCoin Forum said “It is not just Bitcoin that has gained traction amongst the online community, many other alternative currencies exist.

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Sharing Economy in Cities: Moving Towards a More Inclusive Urban Future - Techonomy

Sharing Economy in Cities: Moving Towards a More Inclusive Urban Future - Techonomy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy makes headlines daily: from anti-Uber protests across Europe to Airbnb's recent $10 billion valuation.
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3D printing not unlike Napster in challenging intellectual property laws - Financial Post

3D printing not unlike Napster in challenging intellectual property laws - Financial Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Understandably, the price of personal printing units has come down even as the quality of their production improves.

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Collective Intelligence: We Are The Cloud - Cloud Sherpas

Collective Intelligence: We Are The Cloud - Cloud Sherpas | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Using demographic and behavioural data to find, target and acquire customers is becoming increasingly important to businesses of all kinds. (Collective intelligence is why businesses collecting more and more behavioural data.
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Evolution of the Networked Society: Try to run Twitter on this! - The Networked Society Blog

Evolution of the Networked Society: Try to run Twitter on this! - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Is this the start of the Networked Society? Let us go back some years in Core Network history and we will find a very old network solution. It was called the switchboard operator.

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Watch "TEDxPennQuarter - Anne McCrossan - Reinventing the Organization" Video at TEDxTalks

Watch "TEDxPennQuarter - Anne McCrossan - Reinventing the Organization" Video at TEDxTalks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it



Anne's a specialist in organizational and brand development, a speaker, author and the founder of Visceral Business. She wrote the Changethis manifesto 'Cracking the Genetic Code: A New Way Forward for Organizations' and is shifting the way businesses develop, biologically instead of mechanically, so they can work indigenously with stakeholders and audiences and thrive in the semantic age.


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