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Will the sharing economy make us all Republicans? - Washington Post

Will the sharing economy make us all Republicans? - Washington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Uber has pulled off what few others can these days: The beloved car service (if I'm allowed to describe it so prosaically) has united politicians of all persuasions.

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Will There Ever Be an Airbnb or Uber for the Electricity Grid? - Greentech Media

Will There Ever Be an Airbnb or Uber for the Electricity Grid? - Greentech Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Will There Ever Be an Airbnb or Uber for the Electricity Grid?
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Welcome to the Sharing Economy: What We Learned as an AirBNB Host and Uber Driver

Welcome to the Sharing Economy: What We Learned as an AirBNB Host and Uber Driver | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Have a spare home? A spare room? A few spare hours?
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The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many are Smarter than the Few | DiploFoundation

The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many are Smarter than the Few | DiploFoundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If one asks a large enough number of people to guess the number of jelly beans in a jar, the averaged answer is likely to be very close to the correct number. True, occasionally someone may guess closer to the true number. But as you repeat the experiment, the same person never is better every time - the crowd is smarter than any individual. This finding is counterintuitive.

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▶ "China and the World System since 1945" by Immanuel Wallerstein - YouTube

Held on November 18, 2013 at the Henry Luce Hall auditorium at Yale University
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ÜberTech - ZDNet

ÜberTech - ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Now, more than ever, businesses need to have digital transformation in mind.  However, digital transformation cannot be fueled only from IT – all lines of business and operational processes need to be aligned.  For example, marketing can benefit greatly from social and data analytics with a deeper understanding of the consumer's wants.  Armed with technology, businesses can take advantage of predictive marketing and provide enhanced customer service for an integrated experience.

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How the Sharing Economy and Instant Gratification Will Shape Your Career

How the Sharing Economy and Instant Gratification Will Shape Your Career | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How the sharing economy, the 'Uberification' of services and the instant gratification movement will affect the future of the career industry.
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▶ PAUL HAWKEN - Regeneration | Bioneers - YouTube

Paul Hawken is a visionary social entrepreneur, the award-winning author of multiple landmark books including Blessed Unrest, The Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capitalism (co-author), and the Co-Founder of OneSun, a radically innovative solar energy technology company.

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SpaceX 3D Printer Will Officially Launch in 3,2,1.. | Inside3DP.com

SpaceX 3D Printer Will Officially Launch in 3,2,1.. | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The CRS-4 Space X mission with NASA to launch a 3D printer among other cargo and hardware into space is lifting off sooner than planned.
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Local Motors Begins Their Six Day Quest to 3D Print the 'Strati' Car Live at IMTS - 3DPrint.com

Local Motors Begins Their Six Day Quest to 3D Print the 'Strati' Car Live at IMTS - 3DPrint.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As we see a progression within the additive manufacturing space, it’s only natural that boundaries will be pushed and broken, while new innovative uses for the technology emerge. What may be a breakthrough today, could be commonplace tomorrow. The industry is incredibly exciting to watch as visionaries expand the usefulness of 3D printing to areas we could never have even imagined only a few short years ago.



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'The Leftovers' satisfies in TV's darkest thought experiment - Washington Post (blog)

'The Leftovers' satisfies in TV's darkest thought experiment - Washington Post (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The random mass disappearance destroys the core assumptions of science and religion, so the people of this alternate reality sink into nihilism.

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Three times as many raw materials are used to export traded goods than are used in their manufacture | P2P Foundation

Three times as many raw materials are used to export traded goods than are used in their manufacture | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The researchers believe their analysis shows that the pressure on raw materials doesn’t necessarily decline as affluence grows. They argue that humanity is using natural materials at a level never seen before, with far-reaching environmental consequences. They hope the new material footprint model will inform the sustainable management of resources such as water.

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Essay of the Day: Social Philosophies and Ostroms' Institutionalism | P2P Foundation

“The main objective of this paper is to explore what we call the “social theory” or the “social philosophy” that presumably shapes, inspires and defines the Ostroms’ research program. Our argument is that what we have called the “social theory” behind the Bloomington School’s research agenda has in fact two facets that may or may not be consistent with each other. Even more, they may or may not be necessarily and inseparably connected with the rest of the program. The first is built around the concept of “polycentricity” and a series of Public Choice insights, and is a challenge to two of the deepest assumptions of political and economic sciences in the 20th century: the monocentric vision of social order and the “market” versus “state” dichotomy. The second is built around a view of social order seen as a knowledge and learning process, along with a series of observations about the human condition, fallibility, coercion and error as well as about the factors engendering institutional order as a response to the challenges posed by them.”

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Is There Such A Thing As An Achievement? - Forbes

Is There Such A Thing As An Achievement? - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We all have a spectrum of positive and negative factors, both nature and nurture, that affect our ability to achieve things. But we all face a similar spectrum of factors affecting our ability to be virtuous. If you give to charity, or volunteer a lot, or are a good father or husband, or are honest, or are kind, etc, is this about what you choose to do and the actions you choose to take, or about factors that are outside of your control? Are these behaviors just about how your parents raised you, the community you grew up in, and importantly, how behaving in these ways makes you feel? Why should moral accomplishments be chalked up to our free will and choices while economic and intellectual ones be “legitimate accomplishment”?

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Jean Lievens: Open Content Business Models and Michel Bauwens on DeGrowth

Jean Lievens: Open Content Business Models and Michel Bauwens on DeGrowth | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over 100 participants and industry leaders explore issues related to producing and distributing open access content across multiple public broadcasting platforms.The WGBH Educational Foundation, with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, hosts a conference on Open Content and Public Broadcasting. Listen in as over 100 participants come together with industry leaders to explore issues related to producing and distributing open access content across multiple public broadcasting platforms.

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Industry transformation in the Networked Society

Find out more about the Networked Society here: http://www.ericsson.com/thinkingahead/networked_society/ IT and telecoms are rapidly combining to transform al… (Classical IT business models based on hardware are evolving.
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More Than A Third Of U.S. Workers Are Freelancers Now, But Is That Good For Them?

More Than A Third Of U.S. Workers Are Freelancers Now, But Is That Good For Them? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The rise of Uber, Lyft, Task Rabbit, Elance and other online labor marketplaces, combined with employers’ desire to lower payroll and insurance costs, has driven up the number of people cobbling together a living from freelancing.
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Open-source texts take root at Md. colleges - Washington Post

Open-source texts take root at Md. colleges - Washington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The University System of Maryland designed the Maryland Open-Source Textbook (MOST) Initiative to evaluate the feasibility of using online materials instead of printed books to ease the cost of purchasing multiple textbooks each year.

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If you want a culture of collaboration, you need to accept the LOLCats too | Opensource.com

If you want a culture of collaboration, you need to accept the LOLCats too | Opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite people in the business,Clay Shirky. I particularly like it because it illustrates the period many organizations find themselves in when trying to integrate social media internally. Before wikis were used by the Intelligence Community to develop reports on IEDs, people were creating user badges to show off their favorite NFL teams. Before my own company's Intranet won any awards, we had people talking about how they enjoy skinny dipping on their profile. Before our VPs starting using Yammer to communicate with the workforce, we had groups of Android geeks and fitness gurus.I'm telling you this because if you're implementing any type of social media behind your organizational firewall, you should prepare yourself, your colleagues, your bosses, your senior leadership for this one inexorable truth.

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New data and infographic show how businesses can win in the Collaborative Economy

New data and infographic show how businesses can win in the Collaborative Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sharing is the New Buying: How to Win in the Collaborative Economy offers critical insight for big brands who are grappling with the emergence of the collaborative economy and for the startups that are driving this growth.
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DigiFab Con | Exploring Digital Fabrication's Impact on the World!

DigiFab Con | Exploring Digital Fabrication's Impact on the World! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

DigiFab Con is an interactive, informative, fun, creative, experiential event from Fab Labs and local chapters of SME, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Dialogue with industry leaders, interactive presentations & demonstrations, panel discussions, and live examples of putting digital fabrication to work combine during 1 full day to let you explore how 3D Printing and other Digital Fabrication technologies impact innovation, education, job training, startup creation, manufacturing improvements…well, society as a whole.

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10 Open Source Policies for a Commons-Based Society

10 Open Source Policies for a Commons-Based Society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Michel Bauwens is the founder of the P2P Foundation and former advisor to the goverment of Ecuador for a project to “remake the roots of Ecuador’s economy, setting off a transition into a society of free and open knowledge.” With a team of researchers and through a partipatory process involving local civic actors and global commoners, the FLOK project produced a generic transition plan to a commons society with more than 15 specific policy and legislative plans.
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How is the Medical 3D Bioprinting Market Growing? | Inside3DP.com

How is the Medical 3D Bioprinting Market Growing? | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Research firm TechNavio has released a report outlining certain enlightening facts about medical 3D printing and the bioprinting market.
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Essay of the Day: Information Asymmetry and Power in a Surveillance Society | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: Information Asymmetry and Power in a Surveillance Society | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“In this paper we look at how information in societies is organized and how power relationships arise as a consequence of this organization. We argue that many of the observed information asymmetries are not happenstance and, drawing from a wealth of scholarship from the economics and finance literature, we posit that outcomes are inevitably detrimental. The paper concentrates on the techniques that foster information imbalances, such as media and propaganda, knowledge production, educational systems, legal and organizational structures, exclusive information networks, and surveillance. We conclude that in the absence of greater transparency, the deleterious effects of unequal access to information will continue and deepen.”

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Report: The Future of Public Services | P2P Foundation

Report: The Future of Public Services | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Public services should be redesigned to make mobilising the energy and contribution of the public a core organising principle.

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