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The coming digital anarchy - Telegraph

The coming digital anarchy  - Telegraph | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the same technology threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, even national governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future where centralised power of any kind will dissolve?

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The Revolution Will Not Be Centralized
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World Alternative Movement 2 – The W.A.M. Trilogy 

World Alternative Movement 2 – The W.A.M. Trilogy  | Stigmergy | Scoop.it

So far, local, community-based initiatives have been, by their nature, fragmented, and often have had little contact with or support from outside. There have been some efforts to address this, especially at regional and national level, but the effectiveness of these efforts has been limited. 

 

A key requirement, therefore, is to nurture and support this local dimension, while also facilitating greater inter-connectedness and networking between groups, and with other organizations. 

 

Our aim must be to lead, culturally and practically, a worldwide transition away from the big cities and back towards an essentially rural lifestyle, where technology, transportation and commodities will be accessible to everyone through a distributed inter-network.


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Drawing on a lifetime of travel in search of real-world alternatives that work, I describe how communities the world over are creating a replacement, leave-things-better economy from the ground up.

Each chapter is about creative ways to tackle timeless needs that matter: restoring the land,
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Cooperativism in the Digital Era, or How to Form a Global Counter-Economy

Cooperativism in the Digital Era, or How to Form a Global Counter-Economy | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
"What if this is not capitalism, but something worse?" McKenzie Wark's question eloquently summarizes the growing criticism of profit-maximizing business models within the so-called collaborative sharing economy.
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BLACK MARKETS ARE INEVITABLE | Andreas Antonopoulos on society | London Real

This is taken from our interview with Andreas Antonopoulos called The Death of Money' Andreas Antonopoulos is a Greek California-based information securit
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The Fifth Protocol

The Fifth Protocol | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
"Wait a minute... Make up your mind. This Snow Crash thing—is it a virus, a drug, or a religion?" Juanita shrugs. "What's the difference?" - Snow Crash Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet. Humans don't *need* math-based cryptocurrencies when dealing with other humans. We walk slowly, talk…
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Zeronet Wants to Replace the Dark Web by Marrying Bitcoin to Bittorrent Over Tor - Bitcoin News

Zeronet Wants to Replace the Dark Web by Marrying Bitcoin to Bittorrent Over Tor - Bitcoin News | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
Every Zeronet ‘website’ address is a Bitcoin public key. Visitors can send bitcoin directly to site owner. We talked to the creator about his project.
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Welcome to The Emergent Era – Emergent Era – Medium

Welcome to The Emergent Era – Emergent Era – Medium | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
As our information moves faster, we move faster. And as more of humanity comes online (2.3 billion more people in 2016–2017 alone), it’s causing a fundamental and spontaneous restructuring of our…

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11 Platform Cooperatives Creating a Real Sharing Economy

11 Platform Cooperatives Creating a Real Sharing Economy | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
As “death star platforms” such as Airbnb and Uber continue their pursuit of global domination, an alternative is rising in its wake.
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How Neighbors Turned Unused Buildings into a Thriving Community Hub

How Neighbors Turned Unused Buildings into a Thriving Community Hub | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
After years of brewing at home, Evan Sallee and his partners at Fair State Brewing, Minnesota's first consumer-owned beer cooperative, were finally ready to open a taproom in Minneapolis. They needed a spot that could accommodate brewing, with a storefront that invited people in off the street. That combination was hard to find until they looked at a space on Central Avenue in the city's Northeast neighborhood.  

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Why a New Small Business Blockchain is Actually a Big Deal - CoinDesk

CoinDesk's Noelle Acheson argues a new small business blockchain effort out of the EU may have bigger implications than it seems.
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The Blockchain Matters More than the President - Jeffrey Tucker - Liberty.me

The Blockchain Matters More than the President - Jeffrey Tucker - Liberty.me | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
It’s like clockwork. When the price of Bitcoin (the dollar exchange rate) goes up, my inbox lights up. “What is Bitcoin and how can I buy it?” Then the price goes down, and it’s radio silence again, but for people who complain that their investment hasn’t panned out. Every new…
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3D Printed Guns, Crowd Sourced Internet, WebTorrent Video, and Other Decentralized Solutions — Steemit

3D Printed Guns, Crowd Sourced Internet, WebTorrent Video, and Other Decentralized Solutions — Steemit | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
Decentralize Everything: How To Avoid the Technocratic Nightmare by James Corbett corbettreport.com January… by corbettreport
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2017 and “Killer Apps” for the Transition

2017 and “Killer Apps” for the Transition | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
On the Open Manufacturing Google Group, an email list for people interested in open-source industrial design and commons-based peer production models for physical production, Nathan Cravens raised the question of why peer-production of physical goods has had such a hard time gaining traction as an alternative to the corporate capitalist model: Open source project
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The Meaning of Decentralization – Vitalik Buterin – Medium

The Meaning of Decentralization – Vitalik Buterin – Medium | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
“Decentralization” is one of the words that is used in the cryptoeconomics space the most frequently, and is often even viewed as a blockchain’s entire raison d’être, but it is also one of the words…

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Making as Reconnecting: Crafts In The Next Economy | P2P Foundation

Making as Reconnecting: Crafts In The Next Economy | P2P Foundation | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
Makers, foodsheds, poor to poor energy and so much more in this transcript of John Thackara's keynote presentation on the Next Economy
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See Ya Later, Capitalism — the Collaborative Economy Is Taking Over

See Ya Later, Capitalism — the Collaborative Economy Is Taking Over | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
Compare the phone you had as a kid to the one in your pocket now. The first was a telephone owned by a monopoly that you used at most only minutes a day. The latter is a smart networked device you…
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Solar Experiment Lets Neighbors Trade Energy Among Themselves

Solar Experiment Lets Neighbors Trade Energy Among Themselves | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
Dozens of homes and businesses in Brooklyn have been wired into a microgrid, which allows members to exchange excess-electricity credits.

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Panarchy 101, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Global Collapse – Medium

Panarchy 101, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Global Collapse – Medium | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
A collection/syllabus/network that seeks to illuminate not only what is collapsing (and why) but, more importantly, what is emerging (and why), as seen through various lenses including complex systems, political & social theory, economics, etc.

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The Future of Governance is not Governments – The World of Deep Wealth

The Future of Governance is not Governments – The World of Deep Wealth | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
Living systems on every scale have governance — methods of self-regulation to manage the coherence and continuity of the system. Also, for steering toward goals or away from dangers. This governance…
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The Meaning of Decentralization

The Meaning of Decentralization | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
“Decentralization” is one of the words that is used in the cryptoeconomics space the most frequently, and is often even viewed as a blockchain’s entire raison d’être, but it is also one of the words…
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Here's How Fab Market is Creating a Sustainable Marketplace

Here's How Fab Market is Creating a Sustainable Marketplace | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
Why buy something made thousands of miles away if you can source the same product locally and even play a hand in building it? This is the thinking behind Fab Market.

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Agorism: Empower Yourself, Empower Others — Steemit

Agorism: Empower Yourself, Empower Others — Steemit | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
Let's talk solutions: AGORISM Ingenious agorism; an idea worth spreading and a practice worth learning: a key… by ladyofliberty
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Bitcoin Will Never Be a Currency—It’s Something Way Weirder

Bitcoin Will Never Be a Currency—It’s Something Way Weirder | Stigmergy | Scoop.it
A new kind of hedge fund bets that bitcoin is way more valuable if you don't think about it mainly as money.
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