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Start your own FabLab: $1,499 | TED Blog

Start your own FabLab: $1,499 | TED Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At TED2006, Neil Gershenfeld gave a fun and fast-paced introduction to the FabLab -- a miniature fabrication plant for making pretty much anything. Gershenfeld's pioneering FabLab at MIT cost a cool million bucks, thankyouverymuch.
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The New Share Economy is Making Us All Better People - Betabeat

The New Share Economy is Making Us All Better People - Betabeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


All the share economy interactions I've had in San Francisco have been upbeat, eye-opening and in a few cases life-affirming. And it's altered the way I behave as well.

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FIABCI World Congress: Jeremy Rifkin The Pursuit of a Vision

FIABCI World Congress: Jeremy Rifkin The Pursuit of a Vision | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Even with the prospect of tough times ahead for the global economy, Jeremy Rifkin, Adviser to the European Union, Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, DC and one of the most influential economists and thinkers of these days, argues that it is not all bad. In his latest treatise “The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and World,” Rifkin clearly states, that we are heading towards a new exciting era, one that combines new communication technologies with renewable energies aiming to completely escape the use of fossil fuels.


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When Google Met WikiLeaks - OR Books

When Google Met WikiLeaks - OR Books | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country residence in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest.

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Jeremy Rifkin sees new economy arising from Internet of Things - CBC.ca

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Economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin says the capitalist era is passing and we are on the verge of a new economic paradigm.

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If Our Future Is Digital, How Will It Change the World? - Wired

If Our Future Is Digital, How Will It Change the World? - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

By 2050 there will be 9 billion people to feed, clothe, transport, employ and educate. We’re committed to a growth-driven world economy that must inflate for centuries, supplying limitless consumption to everyone. With new tech, could we add a digital world that helps everyone succeed and prosper while working together? Could we become a successful world where greatness is normal?

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BBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth, A Resilient World?

BBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth, A Resilient World? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A panel of climate experts debates how we will have to adapt in the face of climate change
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Support SF carsharing plan to get 10,000 cars off the road

Support SF carsharing plan to get 10,000 cars off the road | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
San Francisco is experiencing a parking crisis and the cost of living here is rising every day. But a new proposal to create dedicated parking spaces for app-enabled shared cars (like mine) could be the solution. It could also potentially set a world-changing precedent for other cities exploring how sharing can make city life richer and more sustainable. \n\nThe San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority has identified 900 parking spaces in the city that it wants to reserve for shared cars beginning this summer. Experts say that these dedicated parking spaces can take 10,000 cars off the road by increasing access for people who want to be able to use a car occasionally without having to own one themselves. They\'d reduce congestion and pollution, too.\n\n* * * But the new parking spots aren\'t a sure thing! They need to be approved in a hearing on May 2. I started this petition so city officials will know the plan has widespread support and will approve it without delay. Please sign it now and I\'ll deliver your signature to city officials before the vote. * * *\n\nI\'ve hosted couchsurfers and stay at Airbnbs when I travel, so it made sense to me to try sharing my car when it would otherwise sit idle and cost me money. Now, I make $600 a month by listing my car on a carsharing app called Getaround. So not only would this new proposal improve the parking situation in San Francisco, it would help more people earn money from their cars like I do -- in every neighborhood in the city. \n\nCarsharing has been a great thing for me, and this new parking proposal is about making a good thing even better. Please sign my petition now to make sure that city officials know the public stands behind the carsharing parking proposal. With your support, the reserved spaces can be approved quickly and other cities can follow San Francisco\'s lead!
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Understanding The Effects Of Hierarchy In Society

“So what do baboons teach the average person, don’t bite somebody because your having a bad day, don’t displace on them in any sort of manner, social affiliation is a remarkably powerful thing and that’s said by somebody who lives in a world where ambition and drive and type-A-ness and all of that sort of thing dominates, those things are real important, and one of the greatest forms of sociality is giving rather than receiving and all those things make for a better world.


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Le Buen-Vivre contre les méga-centres commerciaux texte de Paul Ariès - Paul ARIES - Site Officiel

Le Buen-Vivre contre les méga-centres commerciaux texte de Paul Ariès - Paul ARIES - Site Officiel | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Nous avons oublié ce que les anciens savaient intuitivement, que le commerce seul ne permet pas de faire société et de donner un sens à nos vies. En grec, a-scholia, le commerce, signifie le défaut de « scholé » c'est-à-dire de loisirs.

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Oculus Grift: Kickstarter As Charity For Venture Capitalists

Oculus Grift: Kickstarter As Charity For Venture Capitalists | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There is a standing presumption when one backs a Kickstarter project: you may lose your money. But there's a new—or at least now proven—angle to consider, in light of Facebook's acquisition of the virtual reality company Oculus: people may use your money to make a lot more money without ever properly starting a successful company in the first place.
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Has the Post-Capitalist Economy Finally Arrived? - Working Knowledge

Has the Post-Capitalist Economy Finally Arrived? - Working Knowledge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A new force is driving economies--companies such as Airbnb that have few marginal costs and even fewer employees, rendering traditional forms of capitalism unrecognizable. Is this the start of the post-capitalist economy? asks Jim Heskett. What do YOU think?


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Use the Open Source, Luke! | Open Thoughts 2014

Use the Open Source, Luke! | Open Thoughts 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this blog entry I summon the Light Side and also the Dark Side, then ask what binds them together. So my answer to the Open Thoughts 2014 Question ― How many peers does it take to change a light bulb? ― is “3”. Namely, Rebel General Dodonna, the Emperor Palpatine himself and Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Open Thoughts for Open Force!

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Rise of the commercial drone: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a ... pizza? - Christian Science Monitor

Rise of the commercial drone: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a ... pizza? - Christian Science Monitor | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The pizzeria won't say if these airborne deliveries are anything more than a publicity stunt. "You will have to just wait and see," says T + Biscuits, the British creative agency behind the campaign.

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Jeremy Rifkin sees new economy arising from Internet of Things

Jeremy Rifkin sees new economy arising from Internet of Things | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin says the capitalist era is passing and we are on the verge of a new economic paradigm.
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Modeled after Airbnb, new app aims to disrupt commercial real estate - Washington Post

Modeled after Airbnb, new app aims to disrupt commercial real estate - Washington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There are online services that allow people to rent space in other people’s apartments and services to let them take a drive in other people’s cars, but renting office space still almost exclusively requires hiring a broker who can negotiate a deal with another broker.

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Hardware Hacking and Creative Culture | ThoughtWorks

Hardware Hacking and Creative Culture | ThoughtWorks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A global software company focused on software design and delivery. We provide professional services and products and leading thought on Agile and Continuous Delivery.
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Building the Facebook of Neighborhoods – Next City

Building the Facebook of Neighborhoods – Next City | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A look inside the hard work at Nextdoor, a social networking site for people in your neighborhood.
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BBC Radio 4 - Would That Work Here?, Estonian E-Democracy

BBC Radio 4 - Would That Work Here?, Estonian E-Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Claire Bolderson asks what the UK can learn from the Estonian electoral process.
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How Billionaire "Philanthropy" Is Fueling Inequality and Helping to Destroy the Country

How Billionaire "Philanthropy" Is Fueling Inequality and Helping to Destroy the Country | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Much of philanthropy today has become a weapon in the class warfare of the 1 percent.
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6 public texts with policy proposals are available for comment by the FLOK Society projec

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Co-created Jobs, Distributed Leadership, Liquid Organizations—Announcing the Winners of the Digital Freedom Challenge | MIX M-Prize

Co-created Jobs, Distributed Leadership, Liquid Organizations—Announcing the Winners of the Digital Freedom Challenge | MIX M-Prize | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, there is a whole lot more enthusiasm for making organizations more open, dynamic, and free than there is progress. Why? Control has been the iron fist behind too many organizations for too long.
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Why anonymous social networks are scary - CNN International

Why anonymous social networks are scary - CNN International | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

But unlike Facebook, which saw a similar buzz three years earlier as a fast-spreading social network conquering one university after another, Juicy Campus encouraged its users to talk about each other, not themselves. Instead of posting party photos and calls for homework help, Juicy Campus was a social network designed to spread gossip about your peers. And to get the best gossip, Juicy Campus let its users post anonymously.

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