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Open Hardware: The Revolution will be built by you - Techly

Open Hardware: The Revolution will be built by you - Techly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


There's a revolution coming. We've seen how open source software has fundamentally transformed business, and we're watching 3D printing change the face of manufacturing.

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ABS, metal and food 3D printer soon on Kickstarter | Inside3DP

ABS, metal and food 3D printer soon on Kickstarter | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
MakerMex's MM1 modular $999 desktop 3D printer is capable of printing in ceramic, chocolate, rubber, ABS and PLA plastics, clay, conductive metal and more.
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Why co-ops are the future of the American economy - Al Jazeera America

Why co-ops are the future of the American economy - Al Jazeera America | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When American politicians and commentators discuss inequality and poverty, they do so almost exclusively in ways that do little to empower workers. Instead the debates typically focus on what government can do in a top-down fashion to either diminish inequality or discipline the poor.


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Digital tech transforming industry, society, life - YouTube

A "perfect storm" of new technologies is fundamentally transforming industry, society and the lives of people around the world. Dr Cathy Mulligan, research f...
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Out in the Open: A Free Platform for Building Gear on the Internet of Things - Wired

Out in the Open: A Free Platform for Building Gear on the Internet of Things - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


More accomplished techies setup more complex interactions through Octoblu, formerly known as SkyNet, an open source system for controlling hardware over the internet.

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What kind of internet ought we to have? - Practical Ethics (blog)

What kind of internet ought we to have? - Practical Ethics (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Happy internet slowdown day! Here are some apropos practical ethics questions for all to discuss as we sit patiently, waiting for the internet to load. What kind of internet ought we to have? Should sovereign nations decide for themselves what kind of internet they will have, or is this an international issue, requiring cooperation between nations? What do particular internet companies owe their competitors, and more vaguely, the internet? What right does an individual or social entity have to know about or to police the storage and usage of data about that individual or social entity? What right does an individual or corporation have to access data or restrict access to data at certain speeds?

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WikiSpeed, Manufacturing in the Age of Open Collaboration

WikiSpeed, Manufacturing in the Age of Open Collaboration | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
WikiSpeed is a social enterprise applying cutting-edge collaboration techniques from the open-source software world, to solve problems for social good.
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An Open Internet Is Essential to a Free Internet: Why Net Neutrality Should ... - EFF

An Open Internet Is Essential to a Free Internet: Why Net Neutrality Should ... - EFF | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Right now the FCC is considering a set of rules that would allow Internet providers to offer faster access to some websites that can afford to pay.  We need to stop them.

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The two factions involved are those who want free internet and the companies supporting fast lane internet that must be paid for. 

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Drones, sharing economy delivery & revamped postal services: Distribution experiences disruption | fiveminutemarketing.com

Drones, sharing economy delivery & revamped postal services: Distribution experiences disruption | fiveminutemarketing.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The internet has offered a revolutionary way to promote and sell online globally, but at the end of the day, unless you’re selling something that can be digitized, it still needs to be delivered. As yet, Samantha can’t wiggle her nose and teleport it across the ether. Apologies for the age specific pop culture reference, but I just experienced a Bewitched moment!

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The lost art of tinkering | Opensource.com

The lost art of tinkering | Opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Discover how one maker explores open hardware, cigar boxes, and Iron Maiden songs, all in order to take the old and tired and make it new. (RT @i_robin: Can open hardware revive the lost art of tinkering?
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Scientists split over Scottish independence vote - Nature.com

Scientists split over Scottish independence vote - Nature.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Other academics argue that a ‘yes’ vote would give Scotland the freedom to devote more money to science and to organize research to better fit the country’s needs. They note that Scotland’s science benefited from changes pioneered since the formation of the Scottish government in 1999, a form of independence that devolved certain powers to Scotland, including health and education spending.

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UK Schools to Get 3D Printers? | Inside3DP

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A company in Brighton believes that putting 3D printers in every school will increase the number of children studying STEM subjects.
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High demand for jobs in 3D printing industry | Inside3DP

High demand for jobs in 3D printing industry | Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A recent analysis of trends shows a massive increase in demand for jobs in additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping over the past four years.
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The revolution of the connected car is just ahead - The Networked Society Blog

The revolution of the connected car is just ahead - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

So, here we are finally. Self-driving cars. They are here, near you. Google has them, Volvo close behind, and the car companies expect that the first self-driving cars will be available for everyone very soon, maybe already in 5 years.

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Optical scanning to improve metal 3D printing | Inside3DP

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According to a new study from Finland, optical scanning will contribute greatly to the success of metal 3D printing.
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Energy Fair 2014 Keynote Marcin Jakubowski - YouTube

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Open Source Ecology To Introduce Energy-Free Micro-House In 2015 - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Open Source Ecology To Introduce Energy-Free Micro-House In 2015 - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Open Source Ecology (OSE) is a 501(c) (3) organization that seeks to empower millions of people around the world by creating all the machinery and systems required to build a society from the ground up, while putting the costs within reach of the average person. In most cases, the costs of OSE’s machines are about 20% of similar machinery that is currently available off-shelf. Unlike the equipment available on the market today, the OSE machines are designed and built for a lifetime, by using commonly available parts, which may also be produced locally using the GVCS fabrication machinery.


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6 questions to accelerate open source in non-tech companies - opensource.com

6 questions to accelerate open source in non-tech companies - opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There’s now an accelerating trend of businesses adopting strategies reflective of the open source way—creating new value through development of some kind of purpose-driven community committed to open exchange and collaboration, prototype-driven solutions, and "the best ideas win."

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Business Models for Open Innovation: Matching Heterogenous Open Innovation Strategies with Business Model Dimensions - The Governance Lab @ NYU

Business Models for Open Innovation: Matching Heterogenous Open Innovation Strategies with Business Model Dimensions - The Governance Lab @ NYU | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

New paper by Saebi, Tina and Foss, Nicolai, available at SSRN:  “Research on open innovation suggests that companies benefit differentially from adopting open innovation strategies; however, it is unclear why this is so. One possible explanation is that companies’ business models are not attuned to open strategies. Accordingly, we propose a contingency model of open business models by systematically linking open innovation strategies to core business model dimensions, notably the content, structure, governance of transactions. We further illustrate a continuum of open innovativeness, differentiating between four types of open business models. We contribute to the open innovation literature by specifying the conditions under which business models are conducive to the success of open innovation strategies.”


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The Disaggregation Of Networking, The Open Source Upstarts And Legacy ... - Forbes

The Disaggregation Of Networking, The Open Source Upstarts And Legacy ... - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Right now the FCC is considering a set of rules that would allow Internet providers to offer faster access to some websites that can afford to pay.  We need to stop them.

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Your 3D-printed car will be ready to drive in 44 hours - ExtremeTech

Your 3D-printed car will be ready to drive in 44 hours - ExtremeTech | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

You knew the printed car was going to happen, but as soon as this weekend? That’s when the first printed car arrives. It will be built up from carbon-reinforced plastics, then driven out of Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center and onto the streets of the Windy City. The vehicle will be printed over 44 hours. Technicians will add in the unprintable — electric motor, battery, wiring, window glass — and the car, called Strati, should be out the door Saturday.

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Open Source Hardware: Share Ideas & Manufacture Low Cost

Open Source Hardware: Share Ideas & Manufacture Low Cost | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Learn how Open Source Hardware is helping small businesses share ideas and manufacture products at a low cost. (Learn how the open-source hardware culture is democratizing technology one widget at a time.
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Data Preservation and the Republic: New Lifeblood in the Digital Age? - Wired

Data Preservation and the Republic: New Lifeblood in the Digital Age? - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Upon his resignation on July 24, 1789, Charles Thomson handed over the Great Seal of the United States and the Declaration of Independence to Roger Alden, the Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs. For those who aren’t familiar with that name, Charles Thomson was the Secretary of the Continental Congress throughout the organization’s 13-year history. While his name doesn’t typically surface in history lessons, his meticulous note taking and transcripts during these formative years of our nation can never be understated. Much about the internal debates on governance, personal freedoms and liberties would have been lost to perpetuity had it not been for Charles Thomson.

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Additive manufacturing and a chat with Todd Grimm | Inside3DP

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Joris Peels spoke with 3D printing consultant Todd Grimm about the coming Additive Manufacturing conference in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Bobonline.org - YouTube

Freedom starts with a choice. Bobonline.org - Your global access to ballots on political and social issues and a direct, participatory democracy. The new NGO...
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