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The Man Who Would Stop Time

The Man Who Would Stop Time | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"I want to cure my aging, my friends' and family's aging, my investors' aging, and I want to make a ton of money," Bill Andrews says.

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Share The World's Resources

Share The World's Resources | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
Share The World's Resources advocates for governments to secure basic human needs by sharing essential resources, such as water, energy and staple food.
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Growing Power

Growing Power | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Inspiring communities to build sustainable food systems that are equitable and ecologically sound, creating a just world, one food-secure community at a time."

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The Dropout Economy - TIME

The Dropout Economy - TIME | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Many economists attribute the sluggish wage growth in the U.S. to educational stagnation, which is one reason politicians of every stripe call for doubling or tripling the number of college graduates.


But what if the millions of so-called dropouts are onto something?"

 

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Free State Project

Free State Project | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Are you frustrated at the loss of freedom and responsibility in America, while the growth of government and taxes continues unabated? Do you want to live in strong communities where your rights are respected, and people exercise responsibility for themselves and in their dealings with each other?

 

If you answered "yes" to those questions, then the Free State Project has a solution for you."

 

shared by @DevinBalkind

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About Cognitive Policy Works

About Cognitive Policy Works | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Cognitive policy is about the values and ideas that both motivate the policy goals and that have to be uppermost in the minds of the public and the media in order for the policy to seem so much a matter of common sense that it will be readily accepted."

 

from Joe Brewer @cognitivepolicy

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Vesting students as co-owners of schools - Miiu.org

Vesting students as co-owners of schools - Miiu.org | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

In many public schools, learning has been paralyzed by a combination of poor teaching, peer pressures that undercut academic success, and outright disruption of classrooms. More than half of the students entering ninth grade drop out or otherwise fail to graduate from high school in many large North American cities.

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Crew Fund

Crew Fund | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

CREW connects people through donations and investing to build an active endowment, forever recycled, to fund small businesses and local farms that inspire thriving communities.

 

shared by @VenessaMiemis

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Central Planning and The Fall of the US Empire

Central Planning and The Fall of the US Empire | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"The only way to manage an economy as complex as this is to allow massively parallel decision making. A huge number of economically empowered people making small decisions, that in aggregate, are able to process more data, get better data (by being closer to the problem), and apply more brainpower to weighing alternatives than any centralized decision making group."

 

John Robb @johnrobb

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Deborah Frieze - resilience, friendship, play

"What does change for good really take? What three words say it best for you? Deborah Frieze is an author, entrepreneur and social activist."

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Open Source Ecology

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"A Network of Farmers, Engineers, and Supporters Building the Global Village Construction Set"

 

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Stuart Kauffman on Beyond Reductionism

Stuart Kauffman discusses his book Beyond Reductionism...

 

via David Hodgson @davidhodgson

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Kevin Kelly -- Chapter 24: The Nine Laws of God

Kevin Kelly -- Chapter 24: The Nine Laws of God | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

1. Distribute being

 

2. Control from the bottom up

 

3. Cultivate increasing returns

 

4. Grow by chunking

 

5. Maximize the fringes

 

6. Honor your errors

 

7. Pursue no optima; have multiple goals

 

8. Seek persistent disequilibrium

 

9. Change changes itself.

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Welcome to Idea Index 1.0 | The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Welcome to Idea Index 1.0 | The Buckminster Fuller Challenge | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

The Idea Index serves as a tool to educate, network, and help solve problems. As an educational tool, the Index is full of hopeful, exciting ideas and solutions to pressing global problems. As a networking tool, the Index allows site visitors to contact the project leaders, leave a constructive and/or encouraging comment and connect with one another.

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The Happiness Institute

The Happiness Institute | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
The Happiness Institute offers space, structure, and support for exploring, experiencing, and expanding personal and Team happiness in the context of friendships and relationships.
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Reuniting America

Reuniting America | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Reuniting America: A Toolkit for Changing the Political Game is a manifesto for a “transpartisan up-wising,” a movement-of-movements. It is the story of the eight year journey of a serious citizen on a quest to discern the principles and practices for transforming the political game from win/lose to win/win. It weaves bold truth telling about power, control and the game of politics with the enlightened humor of a jester willing to point out “the Emperor has no clothes.” As old top-down ways of governing prove inadequate in the face of increasing complexity, it is intended to direct attention to the early signs of a new, cooperative form of political behavior emerging from the bottom-up and inside out."

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Let A Thousand Nations Bloom

"Like any technology, democracy was once a radical innovation, thought unlikely to work. Now, it is the industry standard. Our aim is to find, analyze, and debate the innovations in governance today that may become the standards of tomorrow, especially those that utilize the best technology for social organization ever developed–the market. We are particularly interested in the meta-innovations that will alter incentives in the governing industry to improve the rate of innovation."

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Policy - P2P Foundation

Our economy prospers when the Internet is equally open to every good idea. Our democracy flourishes when all ideas can get an equal hearing. Our culture is enriched when anyone can create a song, a movie, a book, or manifesto.
- David Weinberger

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How to Build a 21st Century Investment Bank

How to Build a 21st Century Investment Bank | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Tomorrow's financiers probably won't make their fortunes by being to society what a bicycle is to a fish: somewhere between useless and pointless. The reason's simple: in real terms, there's little left to be extracted from the world's most advanced economies." - Umair Haque

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Carrotmob

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Carrotmob is a new way for people to change businesses. In a boycott, everyone loses. In a Carrotmob, everyone wins.

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Urban Roots Trailer

Urban Roots is the next documentary from Tree Media. Produced by Leila Conners (The 11th Hour) and Mathew Schmid and directed by Mark MacInnis, the film follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit.
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The Deepest Importance of Currencies

The Deepest Importance of Currencies | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Until we learn to rewrite the DNA of these social organisms, we truly can’t solve any of the big problems. And currencies are the key to doing this. They are the formal encoding of currents at the social level. And it is currents/flows that make a living system alive. This is true whether it is a biological organism or social organism."

 

Arthur Brock @artbrock

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Chaordic Chat Practice

Chaordic Chat Practice | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Connected in the same now, between chaos and order, participants of chaordic chat use written notes (or short video clips) to send and receive thoughts as they emerge from their contemplation. Using a shared text window but without the pressure of immediate, verbal engagement, they can write from a more mindful space, yet inspired by the co-presence of the other and the field of their shared intention."

 

via George Por @technoshaman

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An Interview With Ezio Manzini

An Interview With Ezio Manzini | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Ezio Manzini is an Italian design strategist, one of the world’s leading experts on sustainable design, author of numerous design books, professor of Industrial Design at Milan Polytechnic, and founder of the DESIS (Design for Social Innovation towards Sustainability) network of university-based design labs. His work over the past 30 years in sustainability and social innovation has coalesced around four watchwords: small, local, open and connected. On a recent Friday morning we spoke via skype and I was immediately impressed with his easy manner, warmth and balanced optimism."

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The Presencing Institute Community

The Presencing Institute Community | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
the PI community focuses on co-creating awareness based social technologies for change makers and social innovators around the world.

 

Recommended by George Por @technoshaman 

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