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Severn Suzuki speaking at UN Earth Summit 1992

"Raised in Vancouver and Toronto, Severn Cullis-Suzuki has been camping and hiking all her life. When she was 9 she started the Environmental Children's Organization (ECO), a small group of children committed to learning and teaching other kids about environmental issues."

 

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2011: Self-Assembling Dynamic Networks And Boundary-less Tribalism

2011: Self-Assembling Dynamic Networks And Boundary-less Tribalism | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Self-assembling dynamic networks" is one phrase we should all memorise to prepare ourselves and to understand 2011. This phrase encapsulates the defining aspect of both the year ahead and the years to come, as we embark on the second decade of the 21st century.


Whether we act as individuals, families, communities, businesses, government departments or organizations, there can be no question that we have to listen, learn and adapt according to the massive paradigm shift created by self-assembling dynamic networks and their by-product: boundary-less tribalism.

 

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Coining Terrorism?

"In response to the US dollar's declining value some citizens and states are making moves to mint their own alternative currencies."

 

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100 Year Starship Study

100 Year Starship Study | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

The 100 Year Starship™ Study is an effort seeded by DARPA to develop a viable and sustainable model for persistent, long-term, private-sector investment into the myriad of disciplines needed to make long-distance space travel practicable and feasible.

 

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Fractal Evolution: Alan Steinfeld interviews Bruce Lipton

"New Realities with Alan Steinfeld interviews evolutionary biologist Bruce Lipton about our biological destiny and how our future is not in individual evolution, but in coming together as One Voice to form a wholeness known as Humanity."

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Outline of The Transition Handbook, with notes

"The book favors generating a “sense of elation, rather than the guilt, anger and horror that most campaigning involves.” The book advocates a “sense of anticipation, elation and a collective call to adventure … positive engagement and new storytelling."

 

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Report on the Internet of Things - A Business Game Changer

"The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to be a real game-changer. It will transform every single sector of society and the economy; and it will be out of this environment that new businesses – and indeed new industries – will be born. The infrastructure that is now being built offers a range of features such as ubiquitousness, affordability, low latency, high speed and high capacity. It will link – apart from individual people – millions of devices, such as sensors, that will enable us to manage our environment, infrastructure, and our society as a whole much more efficiently."

 

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They ditched high salaries to follow their dreams - Rediff Getahead

They ditched high salaries to follow their dreams - Rediff Getahead | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Greenway Grameen Infra is a firm that is aiming 'to create and satisfy rural markets and infrastructure needs in a sustainable manner and provide innovative and holistic solutions'.

 

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Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty

TED collaborates with animator Andrew Park to illustrate Denis Dutton's provocative theory on beauty -- that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply "in the eye of the beholder," are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary orgins.

 

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The New Party Overview

The New Party is an effort to construct a new approach to the political process that isfully appropriate to the information age.
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Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund

Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Media play a huge role in our lives. TV, radio, the Internet, movies, books and newspapers inform and influence our ideas, opinions, values and beliefs. They shape our understanding of the world and give us the information we need to hold our leaders accountable. But our media system is failing.

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Born to Learn

"Born to Learn is the first animation in a fascinating series aimed to provide easy-access to the exciting new discoveries constantly being made about how humans learn."

 

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LawGives.org - Access. Education. Innovation.

LawGives.org - Access. Education. Innovation. | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

LawGives is developing a platform to aid individuals and organizations in need of legal help find easy access to free and low-cost advice and understanding. What sets us apart from traditional law school clinics or the many legal matching and Q&A sites recently developed: LawGives provides an online platform that connects law students with supervising lawyers to help provide this advice and understanding. The platform is scalable to provide for participation from all around the world. A suite of legal apps for the LawGives platform will enhance and democratize the legal education experience by promoting peer feedback, collaboration and learning at every level of the legal community.

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Helping nonprofits via personal currencies - Miiu.org

Helping nonprofits via personal currencies - Miiu.org | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Anyone with a desktop printer, document design skills, and generous spirit can launch a personal currency in a way that benefits nonprofit groups. He or she can start by creating "gift certificates" of time for services that local nonprofits may need."

 

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Supercooperators: The mathematics of evolution, altruism and human behaviour

"Evolutionary biologist Martin Nowak and author Roger Highfield explain how cooperation and altruism fit into the larger evolutionary puzzle."

 

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The Individuation of Ideas. ~ Jennifer Sertl

The Individuation of Ideas. ~ Jennifer Sertl | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Perhaps you have also heard of Rupert Sheldrake and his term morphic resonance. We are all in the field of shared experiences and many of the concepts bounce from genius in the past to contemporary voices. Two or more individuals in completely different communities will all of a sudden have the same “epiphany” due to a “cloud of wisdom.”" 

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Spontaneous Evolution

Spontaneous Evolution | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Spontaneous Evolution offers you the information, inspiration and invitation to participate in the greatest adventure in human history – conscious evolution!

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Mycelium wisdom

Mycelium wisdom | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Mycelium begins its revolutionary, life-enhancing work by spreading widely yet inconspicuously, branching and linking, waxing strong. Then, when the conditions are right, the show begins. Mushrooms and toadstools – the colorful and multifarious fruits of the mycelia – rise overnight from the nurturing substrate and bloom forth in amazing profusion, lasting but a few days, feeding critters, opening minds, gifting the world with beauty, seeding other mycelia, and subsiding."

 

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Alex Bäcker's Wiki / Self-organizing Government

That is, the most powerful force behind modern society's complex ecosystem, which seemingly magically caters for every need and desire that money can quell, is its self-organizing nature: the fact that each of many agents (enterprises) are free to choose the problem it will solve and the solution it will offer, and that each is rewarded according to the success of his/her endeavour. In this, free markets resemble biological evolution.

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A Legal Strategy for Immediately Creating Private Free Cities

A Legal Strategy for Immediately Creating Private Free Cities | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Freedom is a key element by which people succeed and specialize in what they do best. A violation of this essential value can create serious problems within a society, especially when the government is the principal transgressor. In this video, Kevin Lyons develops a legal strategy for the establishment of free cities, using international law and arbitration techniques as resources, in order to expand options for this social experiment. He also speaks about the possible locations for these cities and explains their internal logic, which focuses on allowing freedom of choice and the free development of individuals.

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The Bureau of Doing Something About It!

The Bureau of Doing Something About It! | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"This interactive, cross-disciplinary design event invites Toronto to turn our problems into possibilities. A mix of ingenuity, creativity, (many) mistakes, exploration, and optimism will get us there."

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Time to make the marketplace for privacy, trust, identity and information commerce

Time to make the marketplace for privacy, trust, identity and information commerce | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"A growing attention economy is transforming the news business. It represents for the institutions which practice journalism a chance to survive beyond the era of mass-market advertising, by becoming “information valets” for their readers, viewers and users."

 

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Principal of Global Unity, The Ideosphere and its Transformation

Principal of Global Unity, The Ideosphere and its Transformation | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Thus, the transformation of the ideosphere does not mean the propagation of any particular set of ideas. Rather, it is the transformation of the configuration of the ideosphere itself from concentricity to omnicentricity in which every individual will engage in authentic, independent thinking in synergy with others."

 

 

- Yasuhiko Genku Kimura

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Three keys to our response-ability to the crisis of our civilization

Three keys to our response-ability to the crisis of our civilization | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Our best chance as individuals to ride the waves of change, instead being washed away by it, is to find/create our communities. Our best chance as humankind to pass this evolutionary test and graduate to our next level of civilization, is in the self-organizing collective intelligence and wisdom of communities of co-creation and communities of practice in all areas of society, business, and governance. Those communities and organizations need to give room to youth, honor their talents, passion and aspirations. Only then will they have what it takes to pass the test."

 

- George Por @technoshaman

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