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WikiSpeed, Manufacturing in the Age of Open Collaboration

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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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Ecuador Announces World's First Digital Currency - TakePart

Ecuador Announces World's First Digital Currency - TakePart | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The new currency will be significantly different from the M-Pesa mobile payment system, which has been hugely popular in East Africa and most other places where it's available.

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Clay Shirky, "The Changing Speed of Change"

"The Changing Speed of Change" A talk by Clay Shirky, at Personal Democracy Forum 2014. #PDF14.
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In Eastern Congo, economic colonialism in the guise of ethical consumption?

In Eastern Congo, economic colonialism in the guise of ethical consumption? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Good intentions, wrong assumptions, and bad results in the struggle against "conflict minerals." (In Eastern Congo, economic colonialism in the guise of ethical consumption?
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Chris Anderson: Makers - The New Industrial Revolution (Video)

Chris Anderson: Makers - The New Industrial Revolution (Video) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I read an article today that mentioned Chris Anderson (former editor of Wired Magazine) and his presentation on Vimeo entitled, Makers: the New Industrial Revolution. I was so enthralled with his talk I wanted to share it.

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Does the Sharing Economy Reproduce Inequality?

Does the Sharing Economy Reproduce Inequality? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The magazine Fast Company recently published an article with the provocative title: “Can The Sharing Economy End Discrimination?” The author, David Mandell, is CEO of the office sharing marketplace PivotDesk and promoter of a new trend now everybody talks about: the sharing economy. Like David Mandell, many believe that millennials choose access over ownership, and that services such as Airbnb and Uber are democratizing the hospitality and private transportation business. This is because, rather than relying on corporate power, branding and expensive marketing, users determine themselves, through ratings, whether they like and thus recommend certain service providers or not. Likewise, providers, e.g. of Airbnb apartments, choose users based on their ratings. Ratings and reviews may vary, but on average, according to Mandell, they provide fair and objective feedback. Each participant of the sharing economy has thus equal chances of becoming popular among others – no matter what educational or social background, what race, religion, gender or sexual preference. But is that really so?

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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

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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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Forget 3D printers, it's all about the makerspace

Forget 3D printers, it's all about the makerspace | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In order to make the most of your desktop 3D printer, you need a place where you can learn about it. That's why makerspaces are crucial.
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David Graeber on the shared origins of coinage and philosophy - 'The Axial Age: 800 BC - 600 AD' (28 pages) • /r/philosophy

David Graeber on the shared origins of coinage and philosophy - 'The Axial Age: 800 BC - 600 AD' (28 pages) • /r/philosophy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Found on reddit, the front page of the internet. 25 points and 5 comments so far
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The Truth About Bitcoin and Alternative Currencies : Library : Foundation for Economic Education

The Truth About Bitcoin and Alternative Currencies : Library : Foundation for Economic Education | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Bitcoin has been making headlines for months now. Extreme price fluctuations have sparked a vigorous debate: Is it a currency or a scam? Is bitcoin viable in the long-term, or are we witnessing a bubble waiting to burst?

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▶ The State of the World – Tariq Ali in Conversation with David Harvey – - YouTube

Tariq Ali talks to David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and author of many books including A Companion to Marx’s Capital – Volumes 1 and 2, The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism, Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution, and most recently Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/web/t...

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Making an ethical choice on smartphones - SWI swissinfo.ch

Making an ethical choice on smartphones - SWI swissinfo.ch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Swiss NGOs have published an ethical ranking of computer and smartphone producers. It judges companies such as Sony and Apple on working conditions in their factories, along with the use of materials from conflict areas and their environmental record.
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