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3D Printing Parts, Tools a Decade Away From Your Farm -- Specialists - Agriculture.com

3D Printing Parts, Tools a Decade Away From Your Farm -- Specialists - Agriculture.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New technology will allow you to print your own parts. What do you think?
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The Hacker Wars Hits NYC - Huffington Post

The Hacker Wars Hits NYC - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Hackers are big news! On October 2, a New York Times headline trumpeted: "JP Morgan Chase Hacking Affects 76 Million Households." Recently retailers like Home Depot and Target were hit as well -- data banks reportedly hacked, personal information potentially compromised. And who can forget Julian Assange and the infamous WikiLeaks? On a more personal level, how many of us have had our e-mails or Facebook accounts hacked? But are hackers always the bad guys?

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The Phone Co-op offers UK's first ethical smartphone

The Phone Co-op offers UK's first ethical smartphone | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
BusinessGreen: Mobile phone co-operative secures exclusive deal to stock ‘the most ethical mobile handset on the market’
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Darkness Over Hong Kong - Wall Street Journal

Darkness Over Hong Kong - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Government bad faith gives way to thuggery in the streets, The Wall Street Journal writes in an editorial.
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Netizen Report: Calls for Social Media Censorship in Name of National Security - Slate Magazine (blog)

Netizen Report: Calls for Social Media Censorship in Name of National Security - Slate Magazine (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. We begin this week’s report in the world of social media, where major platforms are facing pressure to change their practices in order to mitigate threats to state power.

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The Architect of Germany's Third Industrial Revolution: an Interview with Jeremy Rifkin

The Architect of Germany's Third Industrial Revolution: an Interview with Jeremy Rifkin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The architect of Germany's energy revolution, economist Jeremy Rifkin, argues that green energy critics have it backwards when it comes to the impact of renewable energy on economic growth. Far from annihilating the German economy, Mr. Rifkin argues that renewable energy is an essential component of a third industrial revolution that will potentially triple productivity, while slashing marginal costs. According to Mr. Rifkin, the resulting "Internet of Things" and "Collaborative Commons" that emerges from the German third industrial revolution will propel Germany's economy well beyond countries like the United States that rely on sunset fossil fuel energies and reject investment in modern communications, energy and logistics infrastructure.
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eXtreme Manufacturing Yellow Belt Class - Agile Testing Days 2014

eXtreme Manufacturing Yellow Belt Class - Agile Testing Days 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Accelerate all of your company with Joe Justice, the creator of eXtreme Manufacturing. Together we will practice with attendees how to set up new teams, collaborate with remote teams, stay in sync across a wide portfolio of backlogs, and work as cross functional teams with generalizing specialists. We’ll get technical too, with Test First Design for non-software and software work, Contract First Design, and Object Oriented Architecture for rapid innovation work.

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The Power of Free: In search of democratic academic publishing strategies

The Power of Free: In search of democratic academic publishing strategies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The future of publishing, thus, lies in the reconstruction of an autonomous academic who publishes bot “formally” – the traditional modes – and increasingly “informally” using the resources described here. Open Access would be a default mode here; the color of this Open Access is of little relevance, as long as the system improves the academic system of production in a sustainable and democratic way. We can all start doing this ourselves.
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The Rich and Their Robots Are About to Make Half the World's Jobs Disappear

The Rich and Their Robots Are About to Make Half the World's Jobs Disappear | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Two hugely important statistics concerning the future of employment as we know it made waves recently:

1. 85 people alone command as much wealth as the poorest half of the world. 

2. 47 percent of the world's currently existing jobs are likely to be automated over the next two decades. 

Combined, those two stats portend a quickly-exacerbating dystopia. As more and more automated machinery (robots, if you like) are brought in to generate efficiency gains for companies, more and more jobs will be displaced, and more and more income will accumulate higher up the corporate ladder. The inequality gulf will widen as jobs grow permanently scarce—there are only so many service sector jobs to replace manufacturing ones as it is—and the latest wave of automation will hijack not just factory workers but accountants, telemarketers, and real estate agents. 
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Lisa Gansky: Three Factors Driving the Sharing Economy

Lisa Gansky: Three Factors Driving the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
And what Spotify has to do with it, according to WoEGDL speaker Lisa Gansky.  
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Dronecode: Open, community-maintained firmware for UAVs - Boing Boing

Dronecode: Open, community-maintained firmware for UAVs - Boing Boing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Dronecode started as 3D Robotics' free/open codebase for UAVs, and it has grown to the point where it has flown off on its own, with a formal, community-run board and an ambitious roadmap for the future.
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Welcome to the Dronecode Project | Dronecode

Welcome to the Dronecode Project | Dronecode | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I’m thrilled to announce our partnership with the Linux Foundation to create the new Dronecode Foundation, a non-profit organization that brings together the leading open source UAV software projects under the professional management and leadership of one of the world’s foremost open innovation organizations.

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SHARE Melbourne - Growing Melbourne's Sharing Economy.

SHARE Melbourne - Growing Melbourne's Sharing Economy. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy (the peer-to-peer economy / collaborative consumption) is a socio-economic system built around the sharing of human and physical resources.
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What Silicon Valley Can Do To Address Growing Income Inequality - Huffington Post Canada

What Silicon Valley Can Do To Address Growing Income Inequality - Huffington Post Canada | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As much as engaging with traditional players is antithetical to Silicon Valley culture, it is increasingly a necessity to solve global solutions.
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Hackable Cities | Changing the world, one neighbourhood at a time

Hackable Cities | Changing the world, one neighbourhood at a time | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Developed by an international group of graduate students at the Strategic Design + Management program at Parsons the New School for Design NYC, New York and guided by facilitator Cecilia Tham, the Hackable Cities Toolkit is the result of extensive research and fieldwork intended to address the lack of identity in a neighborhood.

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Empowering Communities Through Storytelling - KCET

Empowering Communities Through Storytelling - KCET | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The art and film festival aimed to showcase how stories have the power to help individuals and groups re-imagine and transform the narratives about their communities.
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Challenging corporate power in a not-for-profit world - Scoop.co.nz

Challenging corporate power in a not-for-profit world - Scoop.co.nz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As businesses increasingly embrace a not-for-profit culture, an end to overconsumption on a finite planet could finally be in sight.
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Milan is the model for car sharing

Milan is the model for car sharing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Milan has embraced the idea of car-sharing so much that Car2Go, the first private operator of the service in the city, said it has reached its financial target ahead of time in its first year.

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The Zero Marginal Cost Society by Jeremy Rifkin - Human Age

The Zero Marginal Cost Society by Jeremy Rifkin - Human Age | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Share the post "The Zero Marginal Cost Society by Jeremy Rifkin" FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mail The end of capitalism The 21st century will see the end of capitalism through the takeover of sharing economy.
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Sharing economy regulation should start from scratch - Tech City News

Sharing economy regulation should start from scratch - Tech City News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The sharing economy, collaborative consumption, or whatever you want to call it, is the latest big digital trend to attract serious policy interest. And rightly so.

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Sanja Fabrio's curator insight, October 21, 2014 7:38 PM

One of the by-products of the sharing economy is that it brings previously informal economic activity into the formal economy where they can be tracked, regulated, and taxed. But whether it is paying tax or registering with a regulator, these processes should be as light-touch as possible.

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‘Anonymous’ Hacker Group Goes After ISIS

‘Anonymous’ Hacker Group Goes After ISIS | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Now while the idea of ISIS will not be destroyed by bombs or anything else for that matter, the greatest way to battle an idea is with a better idea.  This brings me to OPISIS.  Our Anon brothers and sisters around the world have launched a cyber-war against ISIS. Back in June, ISIS hacked an Anonymous Twitter account.  I’m sorry but that’s like poking the sleeping bear.  Anonymous set out to launch it’s own war against the new terrorist group airing a video which made it very clear that any country who assists ISIS will suffer the consequences.  Anonymous has already committed cyber attacks against Turkish government websites and has put a scare into countries like Syria and Qatar who have recently invested heavily in upgrading their cyber security. What effect will cyber attacks have against ISIS? It is hard to say. One factor which is of concern is, what kind of retaliation will there be from ISIS? ISIS has suspected connections to the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).  If the SEA retaliate against western cyber targets, the outcome could be disastrous. Follow the Anonymous battle against ISIS at #OPISIS.
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The western model is broken - The Guardian

The western model is broken - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“So far, the 21st century has been a rotten one for the western model,” according to a new book, The Fourth Revolution, by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge. This seems an extraordinary admission from two editors of the Economist, the flag-bearer of English liberalism, which has long insisted that the non-west could only achieve prosperity and stability through western prescriptions. It almost obscures the fact that the 20th century was blighted by the same pathologies that today make the western model seem unworkable, and render its fervent advocates a bit lost. The most violent century in human history, it was hardly the best advertisement for the “bland fanatics of western civilisation”, as the American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr called them at the height of the cold war, “who regard the highly contingent achievements of our culture as the final form and norm of human existence”.

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The Selfie Culture: Should We Be Worried? - The Social Media Monthly

The Selfie Culture: Should We Be Worried? - The Social Media Monthly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Selfie Culture: Should We Be Worried?   You can hardly go onto Facebook, Instagram or any other social media site without being inundated with selfies.
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Open Access and Sustainability: Exploring business models for academi…

I’m thrilled to announce our partnership with the Linux Foundation to create the new Dronecode Foundation, a non-profit organization that brings together the leading open source UAV software projects under the professional management and leadership of one of the world’s foremost open innovation organizations.

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