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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Wearables at CES 2015 – when will the Internet of Things catch up with science fiction? - The Networked Society Blog - TheIoT

Wearables at CES 2015 – when will the Internet of Things catch up with science fiction? - The Networked Society Blog - TheIoT | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The IoT - All The Internet of Things! The most comprehensive & up to date collection of IoT links that you can find.
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How to build a real energy revolution in Africa

How to build a real energy revolution in Africa | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Nearly 70% of the sub-Saharan African population doesn’t have electricity.

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Who:

Written by David Moinina Sengeh

concerns Sub-Saharan African community

When

January 15th 2015

Where

Sub-Saharan Africa

What

Since nearly 70% of sub-Saharan Africa lacks access to stable electricity, it has become imperative to find a way to substitute the faulty yet very expensive appliances commonly used (Diesel-powered generators, etc). However, the problem is that installing a complete electricity infrastructure would be too expensive and take too long, making it counterproductive. A possible solution that Sengeh argues is that the increasing use of Microgrids, small, local versions of electricity grids, could strongly help give the population access to reliable, inexpensive electricity, costing about ¼ of the price for Diesel.

Why

This site shows the economic troubles the population of Sub-Saharan Africa face in terms of lack of access to electricity. However, it also demonstrates the strong efforts they are making in trying to make it more reliable, attainable, and less expensive. Further efforts also lend themselves to investing in renewable energy to provide these types of microgrids for communities not located near major towns.

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The commons are making a comeback

The commons are making a comeback | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The commons is an old, simple idea but one that we have never needed so urgently. It’s whatever a community of people shares and manages together.
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SELC and Shareable Kickoff Campaign to Save Seed Sharing in the U.S.

SELC and Shareable Kickoff Campaign to Save Seed Sharing in the U.S. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 
Neil Thapar first encountered seed issues in law school when he worked with the Center for Food Safety against genetically-modified food.
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Uber’s data could be a treasure trove for cities. But they’re wasting the chance to get it.

Uber’s data could be a treasure trove for cities. But they’re wasting the chance to get it. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Now's the time, while they're writing new regulation.
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Davos: What Future Do You Want? - Huffington Post

Davos: What Future Do You Want? - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Do you agree or disagree that in the future we will think "inserting radio-frequency identification in our babies' bodies is as normal as vaccination"? This is just one of many provocative questions put to the participants in a spirited Davos session entitled "What Future Do You Want?"

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From Sharing Economy To Gift Ecology, by Nipun Mehta

From Sharing Economy To Gift Ecology, by Nipun Mehta | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Technology advances and a consumer-based world have created a 'sharing economy', where it becomes easy to commoditize things that were typically offered as gifts.
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The 7 biggest lies you've been told about hacking - The Week Magazine

The 7 biggest lies you've been told about hacking - The Week Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Hackers don't need lots of expensive tech to steal from you. Just a few facts is enough. 
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Australian workers in mass freelance shift

Australian workers in mass freelance shift | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The 'sharing economy' is transforming Australia's economic landscape, with two thirds of job seekers looking to platforms like UberX, Airtasker and 99designs to supplement their income in 2015.
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Association of Peer to Peer Researchers - P2P Foundation

Association of Peer to Peer Researchers - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The idea is to create a research group centering around understanding the 'object' of emerging peer to peer dynamics, and more particularly the emerging forms of peer production, governance and property, and the associated paradigms of openness, participation, and commons-orientation.
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Civil Power and the Path Forward for Greece | P2P Foundation

Civil Power and the Path Forward for Greece | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With the prospect of a Syriza government, everyone is wondering what the future holds for Greece.  Whether disaster or deliverance, or just the normal chaos, it is hard to ignore the potential for game-changing repercussions from a Syriza government. On the street however, embittered by the failures of governments in the past to change a corrupt and dysfunctional political system, few people are expecting big things from Syriza. The feeling of popular cynicism and fatalism is palpable. How different will Syriza be?
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How 3D printing and land reform could help to solve the housing crisis

How 3D printing and land reform could help to solve the housing crisis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Using open source software to design and custom build houses, together with a change in planning law, could open up the market so we could build affordable homes we want to live in
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Greek political parties for a Commons-oriented society | P2P Foundation

Greek political parties for a Commons-oriented society | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With the chance of the oncoming Greek elections EEL/LAK, an Athens-based NGO focused on the promotion of FLOSS and the Commons, has recently asked the political parties about their agenda in relation to Open Governance and the Commons. In total, four political parties replied -according to the polls three of them will succeed in electing MPs- proving that there has been a growing interest over the Commons discourse in Greece.
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New report into regulation of the sharing economy | Adi Gaskell on Social Business

Towards the end of 2014 the UK government released a report on the sharing economy.  The document, called Unlocking the Sharing Economy, looked at how government can support the growth of this burgeoning sector.

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Top 10 web trends shaping the future of sustainable business - The Guardian

Top 10 web trends shaping the future of sustainable business - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Web 2.0 is not just about sharing photos on Facebook. It is a new mindset focused on collective intelligence and co-creation
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OneRNG - an open source entropy generator

OneRNG - an open source entropy generator | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
OneRNG generates random numbers that your system can use for cryptography - it's completely open source, secure but hackable
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7 Pieces of Wisdom That Will Change the Way You Work

7 Pieces of Wisdom That Will Change the Way You Work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“If wisdom were offered me on the one condition that I should keep it shut away and not divulge it to anyone,” said Roman philosopher Seneca, “I should reject it. There is no enjoying the possession of anything valuable unless one has someone to share it with.”
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We Are Now Two Minutes Closer to Doomsday

We Are Now Two Minutes Closer to Doomsday | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Scientists have moved the Doomsday Clock to the highest threat level since the Cold War
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16 objects you might find in a pawn shop in 2050

16 objects you might find in a pawn shop in 2050 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For most of us, trying to picture the future is a futile exercise that leads at best to some bad ideas that should likely never be shared out loud. For people like TED Fellow Chris Woebken, it’s why the present exists.
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2015: The year of the sharing economy for cities - The Straits Times

2015: The year of the sharing economy for cities - The Straits Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
LAST month, after presenting to the Greek government and hoteliers on the sharing economy and the future of sustainable tourism, I found myself in awkward company: A few people hissed during my talk and no one came up to speak with me during the...
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Paying for Uber with Bitcoin? Braintree opens up bitcoin payments to its thousands of merchants

Paying for Uber with Bitcoin? Braintree opens up bitcoin payments to its thousands of merchants | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Two of the biggest forces in modern payments collided today as Braintree announced broad availability of its bitcoin payments product via a previously announced partnership with Coinbase. .

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Collective Intelligence is a Commons That Needs a Dedicated Language - P2P Foundation

Collective Intelligence is a Commons That Needs a Dedicated Language - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Technology is what boosts the capacity of individuals and communities to become authors of their own stories, and what enables collective intelligence to become aware of itself and to fulfill its long awaited promise. It is also what can lock up potential inside black boxes for just a few to benefit from.
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Social currency expands at the hands of self-management

Social currency expands at the hands of self-management | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 2009, between 27th and 29th December in Alt Montseny, the first free-coin1 seminar took place. It was a meeting that signified the start of social currency coordination across Catalonia.  The seminar established the principles for further expansion of social currency networks in Catalonia and other territories.
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Making Sense Of Zappos And Holacracy

Making Sense Of Zappos And Holacracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Zappos Says Goodbye To Bosses,” was the recent headline in the Washington Post. “Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy,” wrote Aimee Groth in Quartz. “Gurus Gone Wild” wrote my fellow Forbes contributor, George Anders. And also Paul Hebert: “A new word crept into HR’s vernacular last week: holacracy. Better get used to seeing it.”
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