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William Gibson on real vs. virtual and singularity

William Gibson on real vs. virtual and singularity | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

The author takes a moment to debunk “singularity” — the theory that man and machine will eventually merge in some kind of climax — calling it “the geek rapture.” In Gibson’s opinion, the biggest changes will sneak into our lives gradually, the way Walkmans morphed into iPods, then iPhones. “There’s not going to be any ‘future,’ because things are changing too quickly,” he says. “It’s just going to be . . . stranger and stranger, and as it happens to you, you will be in the present moment, and it will be weird.”

 

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The Alliance for Wild Ethics | David Abram | Stephan Harding | Per Espen Stoknes | Per Ingvar Haukeland

The Alliance for Wild Ethics | David Abram | Stephan Harding | Per Espen Stoknes | Per Ingvar Haukeland | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
Alliance for Wild Ethics is a consortium of individuals and organizations working to ease the spreading devastation of the animate earth through a rapid transformation of culture.

 

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How the Occupy Movement is hacking your consciousness

How the Occupy Movement is hacking your consciousness | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
Burning Man, the emerging paradigm shift, and how your mind has become occupied.

 

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Occupy My Soul | The Next Edge

Occupy My Soul | The Next Edge | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"On the surface occupy is a political movement. In actual fact it is much more… It represents the crystallization in our psyche of both a deep sense of injustice (the political aspect that is getting the headlines) as well as a deep sense of loss of meaning… in ‘ordinary’ life. Things have gone so far wrong that we don’t know what to say or do. When given the chance to register our dissatisfaction we did so without reservation and with relentless commitment and fervor. We were willing to push boundaries of all sorts."

 

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TEDxBayArea 12/08/11-Salim Ismail-Occupy Male Street

Talk Title: Occupy Male Street Salim is the founding Executive Director of Singularity University and spent two years building out this unique organization. ...
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The Great Transformation – Shaping New Models

The Great Transformation – Shaping New Models | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Over the last three years, the world has been engulfed by political, economic and, particularly, financial crisis management. We have lost sight of the fundamental transformation that the world is undergoing and of where conventional modes of decision-making have become outdated. What we clearly need are new models for global, regional, national and business decision-making which truly reflect that the context for decision-making has been altered – in unprecedented ways."

 

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Your New American Dream

‎"The looming fear whose name political leaders dare not speak is global depression, but that is not what we're in for. The term suggests a temporary sidetrack from the smooth operation of integrated advanced economies. We're heading into something quite different, a permanent departure from the standard conception of economic progress, the one in which there is always sure to be more comfort and convenience for everybody, the economy of automatic goodies."

 

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In my dreams… the Living WE… accelerating emergence…

In my dreams… the Living WE… accelerating emergence… | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
In my dreams I see a Living WE, a matrix, a womb... where WE, each of us and all of us, inspired, empowered and enabled, give birth to a caring, meaningful and purposeful future.

 

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Jason Silva | The Emerging Singularity

Filmmaker, aesthetic philosopher and ecstatic futurist Jason Silva -- who spoke at Singularity Summit 2011 -- articulates his call for passion and artistic s...

 

"...we conjure up delightful alternative possibilites for ourselves, pick the most exctatic one and pull the present forward to meet that possibility that we conjured up in our head..." 


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Is Real Educational Reform Possible? If So, How?

Is Real Educational Reform Possible? If So, How? | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

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"At some point in this process a tipping point will be reached. The number of people choosing freedom for their kids will be so great that there will no longer be enough public interest in the conventional schools to continue funding them. Instead, there will be a clamor to develop good safe parks, craft centers, well-equipped libraries, Sudbury-type schools where children can get away from their parents to play and explore, and other excellent public learning centers--places that provide rich opportunities for learning without compulsion. These will cost far less than do our public schools. It is very expensive to keep children in schools by compulsion, for the same reason that it is very expensive to keep convicts in penitentiaries."

 

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Occupy Big Business: The Sharing Economy's Quiet Revolution

Occupy Big Business: The Sharing Economy's Quiet Revolution | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"This new shared market economy is being driven by a quiet revolution: the millions of Americans who no longer want to prop up our faltering economy with endless and thoughtless consumption.

 

They recognize that hyper-consumption is no longer an option, both because it's not sustainable and because they have less money to spend. Instead, Americans are starting to spend their limited income in a responsible, thoughtful, and connected way. They want to feel good about where their money is going."

 

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Shareable: Time to Occupy the Calendar

Shareable: Time to Occupy the Calendar | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"If something entirely new is needed, then it follows that a new calendar is needed. To observe old holidays or observe them in debased ways supports that which oppresses and drains energy needed for change. And if occupying physical space and redefining social relations on a peer basis has had such a profound impact, imagine the power of occupying time."

 

By Neal Gorenflo 

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ARCHITECTING THE FUTURE-Hardin Tibbs, Keynote

Hardin Tibbs reflects on his influence from Buckminster Fuller, saying that he gave people the license to think "Big" and how he started his own journey along such lines.

 

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future of money project

future of money project | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
What are young adults thinking about money and value?
How can we create new systems of wealth generation and abundance?
What does the future hold for banks and other financial institutions in the...

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Ferananda's comment, December 27, 2011 5:59 PM
Acá la liga con subtitulos en español http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/qe1mdjC1NPXc/info/
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What if things would never be the same again …

What if things would never be the same again … | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Now I’m not predicting Armageddon, but it’s obvious that we’re staring right in the face of change – not just here, but worldwide. The things you hold near and dear, may soon be gone. That security that was always first and foremost in your mind, may now become nothing but a memory of “the good old days.” All the constants you believed in … are now just more variables, variables you have to figure out. What are you going to do?"

 

By Clay Forsberg

 

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Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy

"There's a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff. 'Re-Thinking Progress' explores how through a change in perspective we can redesign the way our economy works"

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Zen and the art of protecting the planet

Zen and the art of protecting the planet | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
In a rare interview, zen buddhist master Thich Nhat Hahn warns of the threat to civilisation from climate change and the spiritual revival that is needed to avert catastrophe...
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What is TheGlint: A Hero Accelerator | The Madray

What is TheGlint: A Hero Accelerator | The Madray | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

TheGlint aims to create a multi-dimensional network of individuals who are focused on impacting the world in positive ways. Not necessarily just to change it but also those who inspire others through their own failures.


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Going beyond work: separating meaning and money, and surviving in the meanwhile | Edgeryders

Going beyond work: separating meaning and money, and surviving in the meanwhile | Edgeryders | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

It was about power. It was not about money, it was about power. I'd begun to understand that, at a profound level, the goals of the market, the goals of capitalism, were directly opposed to my own personal goals for my life and the world, at least in most cases.

 

- by Vinay Gupta @leashless

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It's time for a local banking system

It's time for a local banking system | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
Tony Greenham: We need banks that focus on the real economy, individuals and small business, not speculation and remote investments...

 

This article in the Guardian makes a lot of sense, but then again "going local" might be the new fashion in sustainability thinking but is not always without its problems and challenges too. What we ultimately will need is a fundamental reform of the role and functioning of ALL banks in society.


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Contactcon Conference: the cry for freedom

Contactcon Conference: the cry for freedom | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"The net is more than a marketing platform. Connect with the people who are building what comes next, and celebrate the potential of networking to transform commerce, learning, and society."

 

by @petervan


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