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The Inward Revolution Manifesto: Setting Your Life on Fire

The Inward Revolution Manifesto: Setting Your Life on Fire | soul rebels | Scoop.it
There comes a time when you have to take your life into your own hands. The power to do work that matters overrides your regular life. There’s a massive pattern interrupt going on and there’s only ...

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Peter Vander Auwera's curator insight, October 11, 2013 1:11 AM

This is good, very good

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Democratic Money and Capital for the Commons - Commons Strategies

Democratic Money and Capital for the Commons - Commons Strategies | soul rebels | Scoop.it
One of the more complicated issues facing most commons is how to raise capital in the face of dominant systems of finance hostile to commoning.
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A huge chunk of a tardigrade's genome comes from foreign DNA

A huge chunk of a tardigrade's genome comes from foreign DNA | soul rebels | Scoop.it

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have sequenced the genome of the nearly indestructible tardigrade, the only animal known to survive the extreme environment of outer space, and found something they never expected: that they get a huge chunk of their genome - nearly one-sixth or 17.5 percent - from foreign DNA. 

 

"We had no idea that an animal genome could be composed of so much foreign DNA," said co-author Bob Goldstein, faculty in the biology department in UNC's College of Arts and Sciences. "We knew many animals acquire foreign genes, but we had no idea that it happens to this degree."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-11-huge-chunk-tardigrade-genome-foreign.html#jCp


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 25, 2015 4:41 PM

"We think of the tree of life, with genetic material passing vertically from mom and dad," said Boothby. "But with horizontal gene transfer becoming more widely accepted and more well known, at least in certain organisms, it is beginning to change the way we think about evolution and inheritance of genetic material and the stability of genomes. So instead of thinking of the tree of life, we can think about the web of life and genetic material crossing from branch to branch. So it's exciting. We are beginning to adjust our understanding of how evolution works."

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Slavoj Žižek, Yanis Varoufakis and Julian Assange - Social Europe

Slavoj Žižek, Yanis Varoufakis and Julian Assange - Social Europe | soul rebels | Scoop.it
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Slavoj Žižek, Yanis Varoufakis and Julian Assange
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Philosopher Slavoj Žižek, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange discuss Europe's future.

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Trōv - the standalone digital platform that enables an entirely new way to insure the things people care about

Trōv - the standalone digital platform that enables an entirely new way to insure the things people care about | soul rebels | Scoop.it
By Rick Huckstep The future for personal lines insurance is all about “engagement”. When insurance becomes a lifestyle choice, then consumer perception will change. And so will their behaviour  Thi...

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Een beetje gekte is goed voor de creativiteit - New Scientist

Een beetje gekte is goed voor de creativiteit - New Scientist | soul rebels | Scoop.it
Voor de creativiteit is het goed om een beetje maf te zijn, blijkt uit een internationale studie, uitgevoerd op IJslandse bodem.

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The unified triple operating system for a networked society

The unified triple operating system for a networked society | soul rebels | Scoop.it

the unified triple operating system

Governance, business, and learning models are moving from centralized control to network-centric foundations.

 

For instance, coalition governments are increasing in frequency, businesses are organizing in value networks, and collaborative and connected learning is becoming widespread. 


In these cases, collaboration (working for a common objective) and cooperation (sharing freely without direct reciprocity) flow both ways. 


The networked organization trinity is based on the Triple-A organization, as proposed by Valdis Krebs. It is structured to take advantage of the complexity and noisiness of social networks, allowing information to flow as freely as possible, and affording workers the space to make sense of it and share their experiences and knowledge. 


The underlying concept of the trinity model is that organizations and their people are members of many different types of networks, communities of practice, and close-knit collaborative work teams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 23, 2015 8:24 AM

Co-operatives are one face of a networked society, but there must also be freedom to act and experiment on an individual level and in small, informal groups, which will allow us to bring what we learn into the network...

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Noam Chomsky How to Fight Terrorism (2015)

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Swiss citizens’ initiative collects 105,000 signatures, triggers referendum on Money Creation

Swiss citizens’ initiative collects 105,000 signatures, triggers referendum on Money Creation | soul rebels | Scoop.it

Under the Swiss Federal Constitution, if a petition gathers at least 100,000 signatures within 18 months, a referendum is held on the issue a few years later. 

 

“In a nutshell, the proposal extends the Swiss Federation’s existing exclusive right to create coins and notes, to also include deposits.With the full power of new money creation exclusively in the hands of the Swiss National Bank, the commercial banks would no longer have the power to create money through lending.


The Swiss National Bank’s primary role becomes the management of the money supply relative to the productive economy, while the decision concerning how new money is introduced debt free into the economy would reside with the government”, reads the official website of the initiative. 


In Switzerland, referendums are usually organised 3 to 5 years after a popular initiative succeeds. The proposals first have to be debated by the Federal government and Parliament. In case the Parliament decides to adopt a proposal into law immediately, the organisers of the initiative have the right to renounce the referendum, hence speeding up the implementation of the proposal. However, this is very rare case, as most initiatives are ultimately submitted to a nationwide referendum.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 18, 2015 7:17 AM

Citizens' initiative in Switzerland to take money creation away from commercial banks. Next step is debate and then a referendum of all Swiss citizens.

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Four Design Principles for True P2P Networks - P2P Foundation

Four Design Principles for True P2P Networks - P2P Foundation | soul rebels | Scoop.it

The recording industry used the courts to shut down Napster because they could. Napster had a single throat they could get their legal arms around, choking the life out of it. In a display of natural selection that would have brought a tear to Alfred Russel Wallace’s eye, the selection pressure applied by the recording industry only led to the creation of Gnutella, which, through its inherently distributed architecture, became essentially impossible to eradicate...


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, September 7, 2015 6:15 PM

Four design principles for our future networks: 
Distribute Everything - Transport Independence - Secure Everything - Open Everything

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The Blue Economy.mov - YouTube (3min)

Do you want to live healthy, and have joy in life? 


Do you want to be an entrepreneur, and figure out how you can make a difference? 


This is not about the good and the bad, this is about how you can do it better.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, August 6, 2015 1:22 PM

Better than a "green" economy...

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Banned TED Talk: Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness

Banned TED Talk: Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness | soul rebels | Scoop.it

Yet another TED talk banned by the TED community due to the challenge it poses to mainstream science. The talk was done at a TEDx conference and aired on the TEDx YouTube channel for a period of time before it was removed due to its content. 

 

It is quite clear why the talk was censored. It isn’t that it explores faulty information or even offensive topics, it is simply that it explores a topic that is greatly feared by mainstream medicine and science.

 

Graham brings light to the war on consciousness that exists in our modern society, especially in the western world...


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, August 12, 2015 11:44 AM

Good talk by Graham Hancock which was taken off the TED talks website ...

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Don’t start an organisation. — HOW TO BE CLEAR

Don't start an organisation. - HOW TO BE CLEAR - Medium
When you need to get something done and you can’t do it yourself, then you need help.
When you need a lot of help, you n…
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Mapping the emerging post-capitalist paradigm, and its main thinkers | P2P Foundation

Mapping the emerging post-capitalist paradigm, and its main thinkers | P2P Foundation | soul rebels | Scoop.it
2 diagrams that map the big picture of the emerging post-capitalist paradigm, underpinned by peer-to-peer and collaborative dimensions.
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The incredible plan to make money grow on trees | Sam Knight

The incredible plan to make money grow on trees | Sam Knight | soul rebels | Scoop.it
The long read: One of the most cutting-edge projects to tackle climate change is being pioneered in one of the most remote, undeveloped countries on earth. Does it have any hope of succeeding?

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victor g martinez's curator insight, November 26, 2015 1:54 PM

Powerful stories, interesting ideas

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Community Credit: The Next Generation of Financial Architecture – Biomimicry Institute

Community Credit: The Next Generation of Financial Architecture – Biomimicry Institute | soul rebels | Scoop.it

Like the natural world itself, the community credit landscape is diverse and dynamic and will never be fixed in a single pattern. That said, it is possible to recognize three distinct cultures that have emerged among these systems so far.  


They are LETS (Local Exchange Trading Systems), Business-to-Business (B2B) trading systems, and TimeBanks.  


Each of these groups organizes somewhat differently and uses different systems, but they’re all premised on the same basic principle of mutual credit exchange.  


A community credit facility results any time a group of people or organizations comes together and agrees to directly issue credit to each other for their own goods and services. (Some groups have a different way of describing this, but the result is the same.)  


This is usually called mutual credit, and it’s the most democratic form of credit creation: we issue credit ourselves backed by our own promises to redeem it in the future.  Organize these promises together, and you’ve got a bottom-up credit facility...


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 24, 2015 7:44 AM

Credit is just as good as money. We can give each other credit. That means we can use our own money, no longer depending on the banks and the speculators...

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Scientists harvest energy AND internet from the same solar panel using only light

Scientists harvest energy AND internet from the same solar panel using only light | soul rebels | Scoop.it

It's called Li-Fi and it may bring internet to half the world


Professor Harold Haas and his team have essentially unlocked what is known as "Li-Fi," or Light Fidelity and are using simple LED light sources to power their internet and deliver the information in one packet.  

 

“The potential expansion to the internet is massive and my aspiration is that this broadband solar panel receiver technology for Li-Fi will help solve the challenges of the digital divide throughout the world," Haas says.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 22, 2015 1:32 PM

What's good about this is that it will decrease the load of microwave energy we absorb from the ever expanding network of WiFi routers and perhaps in time the mobile phones as well. 

And here's another article with some more data...

http://www.sciencealert.com/li-fi-tested-in-the-real-world-for-the-first-time-is-100-times-faster-than-wi-fi

 

Lishui K Springford's curator insight, December 9, 2015 5:52 PM

Oh what a glorious time we live in!

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Why Not Just Print More Money?

Why Not Just Print More Money? | soul rebels | Scoop.it

A prominent economist has a radical proposal for stimulating the economy: just add money to everyone’s bank account. It is crazy enough to work? 

 

Adair Turner, an academic, policymaker, and member of the House of Lords, has another idea. In his new book, “Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance” (Princeton), Lord Turner argues that countries facing the predicament of onerous debts, low interest rates, and slow growth should consider a radical but alluringly simple option: create more money and hand it out to people. 


“A government could, for instance, pay $1000 to all citizens by electronic transfer to their commercial bank deposit accounts,” Turner writes. People could spend the money as they saw fit: on food, clothes, household goods, vacations, drinking binges—anything they liked. Demand across the economy would get a boost, Turner notes, “and the extent of that stimulus would be broadly proportional to the value of new money created.” 


The figure of a thousand dollars is meant to be strictly illustrative. It could just as easily be five thousand dollars or ten thousand dollars—however much was needed to drag the economy out of the doldrums


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, November 23, 2015 1:40 PM

We are a bit slow to realise it, but what is the use of money or an economy if the majority of people are excluded from participation because they have no or too little money?

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The Sustainable Development Goals: A Siren and Lullaby for Our Times | P2P Foundation

The Sustainable Development Goals: A Siren and Lullaby for Our Times | P2P Foundation | soul rebels | Scoop.it
Most people haven’t heard about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). And if you have, there’s probably a rosy halo emanating from the deep recesses of your subconscious.
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Beyond Transparency

Beyond Transparency | soul rebels | Scoop.it

Back in the early 2000's, “honesty, integrity, and respect” were the standard buzzwords in ethics discussions. In the intervening decade, “transparency” has joined that list.

 

Rising alongside a call for transparency is a wave of thought leaders, across all sectors, who are beginning to ask, “Transparency to what end?” Is it simply about regulatory compliance, or making funders and investors happy?

 

Or could transparency actually be an organization’s path to accomplishing its mission?

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 21, 2015 2:48 PM

Hildy Gottlieb shares some insight into Creating the Future's journey towards a more transparent culture. 


Opening up can help organizations achieve their missions in several domains: 


1.  Being open adds new thinking to the mix.

2. Being open flattens internal communications.

3. Being open walks the talk of the engaged communities we want to see.

4. Being open creates meaningful inclusion

5. Being open creates more inclusive accountability.


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Why ‘unconditional basic income for all’ fails the ‘splutter test’ but would liberate the world

Why ‘unconditional basic income for all’ fails the ‘splutter test’ but would liberate the world | soul rebels | Scoop.it

With the Citizen’s Income, also known as the Basic or Universal Income, everybody in the country gets given enough money to meet their basic needs every week, regardless of whether they are rich or poor, employed or unemployed. It replaces the complicated bureaucracy of much of the welfare state and would be funded through progressive taxation, or possibly a Land Value Tax. 

 

Hearing the idea for the first time can cause many to splutter, especially those for whom the idea of something for nothing sends them into a blind rage.

 

Thanks to the tabloid obsession with ‘scroungers’ and the idea that taxing the rich will trigger Armageddon, there are many who will splutter quite profoundly at the Citizen’s Income.

 

Its arrival in the mainstream would have a similar impact to the first appearance of the Sex Pistols on British television in the 1970s...


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, August 7, 2015 9:21 AM

An idea whose time has come ... and it will.