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King of the road: African ruler is also a German mechanic

King of the road: African ruler is also a German mechanic | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
Dressed in all his royal finery, Céphas Bansah, helps to govern more than two million Ghanaian and Togolese people - but he also works full-time mechanic in Germany.
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he is a full-time mechanic in Germany as well as a king , ruling his people over Skype
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You are the robots

You are the robots | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
The banking industry puts an appealing spin on a future of contactless payments, branchless banking and cashless society. But it diverts your attention from the dark side of automated financial regimes, says Brett Scott
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LUPIMARIS by Christian Stemper

LUPIMARIS by Christian Stemper | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
Christian Stemper Lupimaris
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documentation of disappearing fishing boats in greece

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The Most Important Startup's Hardest Worker Isn't a Person | WIRED

The Most Important Startup's Hardest Worker Isn't a Person | WIRED | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
At GitHub, inside an online chat service, you'll find the future of work . His name his Hubot. You'll meet him soon.
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Anti-Uber French Taxi Drivers Are Burning Tires And Overturning Cars

Anti-Uber French Taxi Drivers Are Burning Tires And Overturning Cars | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
The cabbies have also blocked access to motorway exits, railway stations, and airports.
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Free WiFi Man

Free WiFi Man | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
Free WiFi Man radically questions the notion of access and privacy. S/he carries around a portable WiFi router and shares the password with anyone who can see it. The access area and privacy level ...
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The girl who gets gifts from birds - BBC News

The girl who gets gifts from birds - BBC News | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
Lots of people give food to the birds in their garden and get nothing in return - but when one girl feeds the crows outside her house, they show their affection with tiny presents.
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we may need more of this kind of value exchange with actants from different entities.

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Office workers have RFID computer chips implanted under their skin to use instead of ID cards - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Office workers have RFID computer chips implanted under their skin to use instead of ID cards - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
A new Swedish office block is implanting the workers inside of it with computer chips under their skin, rather than issuing them with ID cards.
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the total unification of IDs and the human body.

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Man finds woman with same name as ex to join him on round-the-world trip

Man finds woman with same name as ex to join him on round-the-world trip | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
Jordan Axani offered free tickets that could only be used by someone called Elizabeth Gallagher after he split from girlfriend
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It's a good way to find a travel partner but don't turn this into a business plan! It will only work as it's the first attempt. Processing humans this way could transcend individualism, making people freer.

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East Coast: Damn Braces: Bless Relaxes | Contemporary Art Society

East Coast: Damn Braces: Bless Relaxes | Contemporary Art Society | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
Encouraging an appreciation and understanding of contemporary art by a wide audience and donating works by important and new artists to museums and public galleries across the UK.
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just noticed the significance of this exhibition. didn't understand this very well until now.

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Mike Stubbs's curator insight, November 22, 2014 3:39 PM

the  commons - lines of desire - diy - across old & new media

 

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Panasonic Assist Robot

posted on http://channel.panasonic.com on: Mar, 01, 2016 Utilising robot technology, Panasonic will support everyone, from the elderly to workers
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when technology is assisting your body movements at work in a way that makes your skills almost irrelevant, by what will your productivity be measured and wages be determined?
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Three will start blocking adverts at network level (Wired UK)

Three will start blocking adverts at network level (Wired UK) | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
Mobile operator Three will start blocking adverts at network level in the UK to rid sites of "excessive, intrusive, unwanted or irrelevant" content
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network-level ad-blocking could change the whole ecology of the Internet, there will be no motivation for people to put crap online.

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The World’s Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who is Going Broke

The World’s Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who is Going Broke | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
Werner Koch's code powers the email encryption programs around the world. If only somebody would pay him for the work.
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Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society" | Talks at Google - YouTube

In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of ...
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"In the next 30 years building the next generation infrastructure guarantees one last surge of employment but after that we need a replacement paradigm. And it will be in the social commons, creating better human beings."

I don't think the answer is the social commons, that's exactly the reason why there are already too many hair dressers and nail salons.

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Here's what 9,000 years of breeding has done to corn, peaches, and other crops

Corn, watermelon, and peaches were unrecognizable 8,000 years ago.
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this shows one of the reasons why human productivity should not be measured by only "real-time" efforts.

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A World Without Work

A World Without Work | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?
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...if the capabilities of computers continue to multiply while the price of computing continues to decline, that will mean a great many of life’s necessities and luxuries will become ever cheaper...
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Oprah Winfrey: one of the world's best neoliberal capitalist thinkers

Oprah Winfrey: one of the world's best neoliberal capitalist thinkers | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
Oprah is appealing because her stories hide the role of political, economic and social structures in our lives. They make the American dream seem attainable
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Oprah’s “enterprise [is] an ensemble of ideological practices that help legitimize a world of growing inequality and shrinking possibilities by promoting and embodying a configuration of self compatible with that world.”

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Building work starts on first all-robot manufacturing plant in China’s Dongguan

Building work starts on first all-robot manufacturing plant in China’s Dongguan | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
Construction work has begun on the first factory in China’s manufacturing hub of Dongguan to use only robots for production, the official Xinhua news agency reported....
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just as I expected...

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David Graeber: “Spotlight on the financial sector did make apparent just how bizarrely skewed our economy is in terms of who gets rewarded”

David Graeber: “Spotlight on the financial sector did make apparent just how bizarrely skewed our economy is in terms of who gets rewarded” | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
David Graeber explains why the more your job helps others, the less you get paid

Via Mike Stubbs
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to me, it's also about how you can survive without becoming a middleman.

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Strange Visions of the Hyper-Congested Megacities of the Future | WIRED

Strange Visions of the Hyper-Congested Megacities of the Future | WIRED | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
Photographer Marcus Lyon’s images of crammed megacities and never ending highways might make you feel like going off the grid—at least for a little while. In his series BRICs, Exodus, and Timeout, he creates images that are large-scale visions of globalization and human activity worldwide. The photos aren’t actual shots of Moscow or Mumbai, but composites of hundreds of images to make you feel overwhelmed by the sheer power and size of it all.
Yoshinari Nishiki's insight:

an individual's experience is unique indeed but there are so many other people doing the same thing at the same time.

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Mike Stubbs's curator insight, January 20, 2015 3:31 AM

is Hull that crammed ?

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Hair/Nail Salon Street | DONE (Database Of Neglected Ecology)

Hair/Nail Salon Street | DONE (Database Of Neglected Ecology) | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
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This new platform DONE collects significant contemporary cultural phenomenon that fail to be noticed. Hair/Nail Salon Street is a 1.7km (1.05 miles) long street full of hair/nail salons near my house in Japan.

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Hawala: The Working Man’s Bitcoin

Hawala: The Working Man’s Bitcoin | WORK LAB | Scoop.it
Bitcoin could be the future of money. But its pitfalls and perils resemble an old money transfer system called hawala.
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the concept of bitcoin dates back to the honor system originated during the middle ages. it is "an algorithmic return to the past".

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