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Coming soon: The printed car - BBC News

Coming soon: The printed car - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Arizona-based Local Motors is at the forefront of 3-D printing, and it expects the rest of the car industry to catch up.
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Unlocking Big Data: Lessons Learned From The God Particle - Forbes

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Scientists turned the data gathered from the Large Hadron Collider into a symphony—call it the real music of the spheres. And this music gives us a look at the radical future of data visualization.
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Gartner identifies the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015 - Information Age

Gartner identifies the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015 - Information Age | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Software-defined infrastructure and web-scale IT are among the crucial technology trends that Gartner has identified as central to strategic planning over the next two years
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What will life be like in 2064? - Forum:Blog - The World Economic Forum (blog)

What will life be like in 2064? - Forum:Blog - The World Economic Forum (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

That an octopus called Paul had a better success rate than Goldman Sachs when predicting World Cup results (credit to the Wall Street Journal for the headline “Octopus Beats Vampire Squid”) tells you something about the wisdom of guessing the future in public.

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Networked Society 'case studies' - Economic Times

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Being a small, remote nation, Bhutan does things a bit differently than the rest of the world; for example, Bhutan is the only country in the world to measure development by Gross National Happiness. Thanks to online connectivity, the country has kept its individuality and implemented an innovative approach to education.


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Can't wait for 2015? 3D print the Apple Watch now | Inside3DP

Can't wait for 2015? 3D print the Apple Watch now | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Dutch CAD artist Martin Hajek has released 3D printable files of the unreleased Apple Watch that users can download and print on any 3D printer.
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3D printed shoes pave the way for open source fashion | Inside3DP

3D printed shoes pave the way for open source fashion | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
PUNGAS are 3D printed accessories for shoes which could become the world’s first truly open source fashion accessory.
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The Internet's Own Boy - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

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In late adolescence, he worked with the legal scholar, Lawrence Lessig to create the Creative Commons, an alternative copyright regime that is now commonly used by authors and artists.

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Ethical Markets: Growing The Green Economy - Hazel Henderson - bluecoffeeandbooks.com

Book Summary: Ethical Markets: Growing The Green Economy - Hazel Henderson

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The World of Big Data Is Now Open to Small Companies - Entrepreneur

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Business-intelligence solutions are now friendlier and more accessible for organizations of modest scale.
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MIT competition uses crowdsourcing to find climate change solutions - Environment & Energy Publishing

MIT competition uses crowdsourcing to find climate change solutions - Environment & Energy Publishing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Last week, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Collective Intelligence announced the winners of the 2014 Climate CoLab, a project that uses crowdsourcing to develop effective proposals to mitigate the effects of climate change.
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The sharing economy: future or fad? | The Shari...

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I am interested to see what impact the sharing economy will have on trust in business. Will these "companies of one" struggle to build trust with customers and business partners as they have no track record?
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Transhumanism and Politics - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Transhumanism and Politics - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I am a transhumanist, and I believe that politics is important. Let me unpack that a little: I believe that we can and should voluntarily improve the human condition using technology.
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How Facebook Made Your Mobile Messages Move at Super Speed - Wired

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If you’ve noticed your Facebook mobile messages zipping around a little more quickly over the past few months, you can thank a little-known open-source project called Apache Thrift.
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The sharing economy

The new sharing economy includes everything from pooches to power tools, but it has critics. Our Chris Brown takes a closer look.
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Sharing economy: San Francisco becomes first major US city to legalize Airbnb - Christian Science Monitor

Sharing economy: San Francisco becomes first major US city to legalize Airbnb - Christian Science Monitor | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Nearly every US city currently bans short-term rentals in residential areas. Some see the San Francisco ‘Airbnb law’ as a practical shift, while others see it as further hurting neighborhoods.
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Share. Don't Own: The Sharing Economy Takes Off - CKGSB Knowledge

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Why own when you can share? Understanding the dynamics of the sharing economy which, by some estimates, will become a $115 billion industry by 2016.
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The sharing economy appeals to millennials; sharing food - WCVB Boston

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The sharing economy appeals to millennials; sharing food
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Cheap 3D printer now available on Indiegogo | Inside3DP

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Italian 3D printing expert Davide Marin has developed a small, compact and cheap 3D printer for the consumer and desktop 3D printer markets.
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3D printing company brings 3D printed robots to schools | Inside3DP

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A London-based 3D printing company is working to integrate 3D printing robots together with educational institutions.
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Is the Sharing Economy Making Cities Less Cooperative? - Infoshop News

Geeklog, the open source content management system designed with security in mind.
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Transparency, Big Data and Internet Activism - Utne Reader Online

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Internet activism—and internet democracy—depend on accessible public meeting spaces online. So why are there so few of them?
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Things Fall Apart: How Social Media Leads to a Less Stable World - Knowledge@Wharton

Things Fall Apart: How Social Media Leads to a Less Stable World - Knowledge@Wharton | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

While social media provides myriad benefits, the advances in connectivity and wealth may come at the expense of the state and the world’s stability, writes Curtis Hougland, CEO of Attentionusa.com, a global social marketing agency.


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3D printer for creating untraceable AR-15 rifle...

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Defense Distributed has offered a pre-sale of its new milling machine which allows buyers to print and assemble a steel AR-15 rifle in the comfort of their own home. The weapon is completely untraceable.
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Digital Business Side Effect: Income Disparity - InformationWeek

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At Gartner Symposium, MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson praises tech advancements such as self-driving cars, but says the real challenge is to make the digital economy translate into wider prosperity.
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