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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Bitcoin 2.0 and the Future of Governance | CoinVox

Bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain, has begun to accelerate the transfer of power from top-down, centralized institutions to distributed networks driven by voluntary, peer-to-peer collaboration.

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Edward Snowden interview - the edited transcript - The Guardian

Edward Snowden interview - the edited transcript - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

That whole period was very carefully planned and orchestrated. There was no risk of compromise. I could have been screwed, but the fact that transmissions to journalists would be intercepted, that wasn’t possible at all, unless the journalist intentionally passed this to the government.

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Wikipedia – an unplanned miracle

Clay Shirky: Every day since its birth 10 years ago, Wikipedia has got better. Yet it's amazing it even exists
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Portland can cash in on Airbnb's 'sharing economy,' but city should prevent ... - The Oregonian

Portland can cash in on Airbnb's 'sharing economy,' but city should prevent ... - The Oregonian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


A city that goes into full swoon over the magic of the "sharing economy" might face some of the unintended consequences of oversharing.

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Radical Communautarians - P2P Foundation

Radical Communautarians - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The radical communitarians are a group of political thinkers who have argued for changes to socio-economic arrangements as well as the power relations that underpin them, so that a much more inclusive form of community life can prevail in every sphere of human interactions. Their common yardstick for assessing progress is whether people can relate to each other in mutually supportive and democratically cooperative ways in shaping their political governance, the enterprise in which they work, their living conditions and environment, and any organisation that may impact on their lives.

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Start Sharing – Annie Leonard talks to Janelle Orsi » Sustainable Living Armidale

Start Sharing – Annie Leonard talks to Janelle Orsi » Sustainable Living Armidale | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Okay, maybe it’s not quite that simple, but starting small and building relationships with the people in your neighborhood is a great first step to take to build a community that values people and the planet.

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Chomsky: The System We Have Now Is Radically Anti-Democratic

Chomsky: The System We Have Now Is Radically Anti-Democratic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A fascinating, wide-ranging interview on major issues facing the public.
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From Mass Production to Mass Individualism - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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From Mass Production to Mass Individualism Wall Street Journal (blog) It would not be possible without the social networks that enable peer-to-peer transactions matching supply with demand; the mobile devices and platforms that enable individuals...
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Hardware Hackers, Makers: Win a Free Trip into Space - Tom's Hardware Guide

Hardware Hackers, Makers: Win a Free Trip into Space - Tom's Hardware Guide | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The Hackaday team is now calling on makers and hardware hackers to create an open connected device that will change the world.

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2012-PBI-A New Paradigm in Exchange and Finance: The pathway to peace, justice, freedom, and a dignified life for all.

thomThis is one of my best. I presented it at the conference of the Public Banking Institute in Philadelphia on April 28, 2012.

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Charlie Rose Talks to LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman - Businessweek

Charlie Rose Talks to LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman - Businessweek | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The speed at which you can assemble that is the strength of the network. How can we, as a society, strengthen networks in various areas?

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Camp Commons: Living in the Transition - An Activist Family Summer Camp - New England New Economy Transition

Camp Commons: Living in the Transition - An Activist Family Summer Camp - New England New Economy Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Join a group of fun and engaged activists for the joy of exploration, singing, rethinking, dancing, laughter, eating, sharing skills and organizing strategies, and more singing, storytelling and game playing.

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Liberal Democracy, The Third Way, & Social Futurism (pt. 2 of 3) - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Liberal Democracy, The Third Way, & Social Futurism (pt. 2 of 3) - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Most broadly, Social Futurism stands for positive social change through technology; i.e. to address social justice issues in radically new ways which are only just now becoming possible thanks to technological innovation. If you would like some introduction to Social Futurist ideas, you can read the introduction page at wavism.net and there are links to articles at http://IEET.org listed at the top of this post. In this post I will discuss the Social Futurist alternative to Liberal Democratic and Authoritarian states, how that model fits with our views on decentralization and subsidiarity, and its relevance to the political concept of a “Third Way“.

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Jeremy Rifkin – The Internet of things and the ...

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One of todays most influential technology commentators and social theorists, Jeremy Rifkin thinks that the next Industrial Revolution will be driven by the Internet of Things and the emergence of the collaborative commons.
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The 5 disruptive business models powered by smart technology

The 5 disruptive business models powered by smart technology | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The 5 disruptive business models powered by smart tech TechRadar UK Our evidence suggests that smart technology creates new value through novel business models that are capable of unleashing meteoric efficiency improvements...

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Peer Violence Among Robots, SHOCKING

This video was recorded with robots that were not programmed to do anything particular, in fact the program was sending them IR codes of random moves, but the outcome was quite surprising: behavior resembling human group dynamics, with forming pacts, isolating and bulling individuals that are flamboyant and different by skin color, a quasi social behavior of robots. Scary, after this I will be sending them to a correctional institution for re-socialization.

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Google and the German Angst - Huffington Post (blog)

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The other day the German minister of justice, Heiko Maas, was asked in an interview how often he is using Google to crawl the Internet. His answer: "Everyday and in an exorbitant manner. Therefore, unfortunately, I am part of the problem." The way the Social Democrat was describing his digital behavior was shedding light on the uneasiness that descends upon Germans when using Google services -- whether it is the search engine, whether it is Gmail, Google Maps, Google Translate or anything else Google. The Internet giant has not only become ubiquitous. Google has become inescapable. When looking something up on the Internet, 90 percent of Germans are using Google -- that is significantly more than the worldwide average of roughly 70 percent. But Germans do it with remorse. They feel guilty.

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New 'share' economy promises sweeping changes - Reno Gazette Journal

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New 'share' economy promises sweeping changes Reno Gazette Journal "It's the first new economic system to emerge since the advent of socialism and capitalism in the 19th century," said Jeremy Rifkin...

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Massimo Banzi: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination - YouTube

Massimo Banzi: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination - YouTube | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

http://www.ted.com Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that's inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine -- from toys to satellite gear. Because, as he says, "You don't need anyone's permission to make something great."

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When One Project can be named Open Source Hardware?

When One Project can be named Open Source Hardware? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

OSHWA released this nice set of pictures which to easily explain when you can name your product OPEN SOURCE.

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3-D printing, if it catches on, will change the world - South China Morning Post (subscription)

3-D printing, if it catches on, will change the world - South China Morning Post (subscription) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3-D printing, if it catches on, will change the world South China Morning Post (subscription) The Micro 3-D printer recently raised US$3 million on Kickstarter - after the designer appealed for just US$50,000 - and Robox, too, passed its funding...
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Feminism and (Un)Hacking » Journal of Peer Prod...

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With this special issue of the Journal of Peer Production, we hope to delve more deeply into these critiques to imagine new forms of feminist technical praxis that redefine these practices and/or open up new ones.
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Edward Snowden Could Live With Life in Gitmo — But Can We? - VICE News

Edward Snowden Could Live With Life in Gitmo — But Can We? - VICE News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In his latest interview, this time with the Guardian, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden stressed again that his continued stay in Russia is no indication of allegiance nor subterfuge with the Kremlin. Rather, he said, Russia is a place of greater safety while the US refuses to let him bring a public interest defense to court against the Espionage Act charges he faces in America.

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Solutions Series, Part 5: Taking Action

By Annie Leonard In my last essay, I talked about an updated vision of environmental changemaking, one that recognizes that many businesses are potential allies in the transformation to a responsible sustainable economy.
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