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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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The Sharing Economy & SMB’s…What Is It, And Why Is It Important?

The Sharing Economy & SMB’s…What Is It, And Why Is It Important? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy is a socio-economic system focused on the concept of asset sharing.
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Bauwens: Use a Peer Production License to Foster “Open Cooperativism” | David Bollier

Bauwens: Use a Peer Production License to Foster “Open Cooperativism” | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation recently published a short essay noting that the economic fruits of peer production in today’s world tend to be captured by capitalists – whereas what we really need is a system to enable capital accumulation for and by commoners themselves.  To that end, Bauwens embraces the idea of a Peer Production License, as designed and proposed by Dmitri Kleiner.  


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Viewpoint: Library as part of sharing economy - Powell River Peak


A library is part of the “sharing economy” which is something we are losing and, let's face it, there aren't too many things you can get for free anymore.

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It's time to welcome Uber to Calgary with open arms - MetroNews Canada

It's time to welcome Uber to Calgary with open arms - MetroNews Canada | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Your job is to regulate for the purpose of safety, so why does it seem like you're protecting a particular business model and certain business interests instead?

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Inside3DP Exclusive: A Behind The Scenes Look At Make's 3D Printer Shootout - Inside3DP

Inside3DP Exclusive: A Behind The Scenes Look At Make's 3D Printer Shootout - Inside3DP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In this Inside3DP Exclusive, Inside3DP takes a behind the scenes looks at Make's 3D Printer Shootout.
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Calleva Community Energy Co-op

Calleva Community Energy Co-op | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Calleva Community Energy Co-op has been formed to provide solar power to small and medium sized enterprises (SME's) and use the surplus to implement energy efficiency measures to those SME's and help alleviate the fuel poor in the surrounding area.

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Citizen spies take to web to uncover MH17 intel

Citizen spies take to web to uncover MH17 intel | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The citizen journalist known as Brown Moses, with the help of his Twitter followers, was able to pinpoint the location of a Buk launcher while it was being transported through a pro-Russian rebel-held town in Ukraine, using only open source information like Google searches and YouTube videos.
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Director Wants His Film on The Pirate Bay, Pirates Deliver... | TorrentFreak

Director Wants His Film on The Pirate Bay, Pirates Deliver... | TorrentFreak | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A few days ago a Dutch movie director asked people to upload a copy of one of his older films onto The Pirate Bay. The filmmaker had become fed up with the fact that copyright issues made his work completely unavailable through legal channels. To his surprise, pirates were quick to deliver.
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▶ Jeff Berwick: Bitcoin Is Equivalent to the Internet in 1993 - YouTube

Perception of Bitcoin now is like of the Internet in 1993. Mt Gox, Tesla and the free market. US government pressuring foreign governments making it harder to get foreign citizenship. Staggering fraud in the banking sector and banker suicides. Crazy Keynsian thinking. Russia and China more free market than the West. Disaster brewing for the West. The move into precious metals stocks. Upcoming crisis conference

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▶ Rachel Botsman on The Reputation Economy | Amplify Festival 2013 - YouTube

Rachel Botsman explores 'The Reputation Economy: Savvy Use of Personal Data for Financial Services Innovation' during the Amplify Festival 2013.

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Emergence in Stigmergic and Complex Adaptive Systems

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Complex systems have been studied by researchers from every discipline: biology, chemistry, physics, sociology, mathematics and economics and more. Depending upon the discipline, complex systems theory has accrued many flavors. We are after a formal representation, a model that can predict the outcome of acomplex adaptive system (CAS). In this article, we look at the nature of complexity, then provide a perspective based on discrete event systems (DEVS) theory. We pin down many of the shared features between CAS and artificial systems. We begin with an overview of network science showing how adaptive behavior in these scale-free networks can lead to emergence through stigmergy in CAS. We also address how both self-organization and emergence interplay in a CAS. We then build a case for the view that stigmergic systemsare a special case of CAS. We then discuss DEVS levels of systems specifications and present the dynamic structure extensions of DEVS formalism that lends itself to a study of CAS and in turn, stigmergy. Finally, we address the shortcomings and the limitation of current DEVS extensions and propose the required augmentation to model stigmergy and CAS.

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Open-Source Could Be A New Avenue For Manufacturers - Manufacturing.net (blog)

Open-Source Could Be A New Avenue For Manufacturers - Manufacturing.net (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Have you heard about the open-source revolution?

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Peer Production License Explained in Plain English - TLDRLegal

The Peer Production License summarized/explained in plain English.
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City for Let: The Sharing Economy Proves It Can Do Whatever It Wants - SF Weekly

City for Let: The Sharing Economy Proves It Can Do Whatever It Wants - SF Weekly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


In a recent radio interview, Ed Lee, San Francisco's incredibly lifelike mayor, extolled the virtues of the so-called sharing economy.

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Open data and crowdfunding can breathe new life into democracy

Democracy may be one of man’s greatest inventions, but it has suffered lately due to low citizen participation and general distrust of politicians and government institutions.
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This Is Why Religion Is Just a Technology - TIME

This Is Why Religion Is Just a Technology - TIME | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Kula preaches the “highest possible institutional barriers between church and state,” with the “lowest possible communication barriers.” He welcomes intermarriage and interfaith dialogue. He recognizes God not as a “Seeing Eye,” but in “experiences of love, caring, and connection.”

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The Dark Side of Sharing

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Sharing may sound fun and social, but it’s also what we do when resources are scarce. And now companies may be moving away from the term.
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Microgenius | Community Shares | Community Enterprise and Investment

Microgenius | Community Shares | Community Enterprise and Investment | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Microgenius offers an opportunity to buy shares in community led ventures
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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Evgeny Morozov on the dangers of Algorithmic Regulation

Algorithmic regulation, whatever its immediate benefits, will give us a political regime where technology corporations and government bureaucrats call all the shots. The Polish science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem, in a pointed critique of cybernetics published, as it happens, roughly at the same time as The Automated State, put it best: “Society cannot give up the burden of having to decide about its own fate by sacrificing this freedom for the sake of the cybernetic regulator.”

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Ripple Labs Unveils Proposal for New Smart Contract System

Ripple Labs Unveils Proposal for New Smart Contract System | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The company's proposed system could reinvigorate the movement to build smart contract mechanisms.
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BroadSnark | Hijacking the Sharing Economy

BroadSnark | Hijacking the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There have been a slew of articles lately about how services like Airbnb and Lyft signal the “rise of the sharing economy.” Forbes says it is “unstoppable” and includes a cover that asks “Who wants to be a billionaire?” The Wall Street Journal profiles Airbnb’s founder as a young upstart who is rocking the boat of all those stodgy hotel chains. The economist wants cities and their pesky worrywarts to get out of the way.

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Gav Morris's curator insight, July 26, 2014 4:53 AM

"Renting is not sharing. A business model that makes a couple of people billionaires and chases thousands of out of a city through gentrification on overdrive is not an economic model that should be romanticized. And there is absolutely nothing new about an economy based on sharing."

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▶ Simon Phipps (Open Source Initiative) Interview - OSCON 2014 - YouTube

Simon Phipps has engaged at a strategic level in the world’s leading technology companies, starting in roles such as field engineer, programmer, systems analyst and more recently taking executive leadership roles around open source. He worked with OSI standards in the 80s, on collaborative conferencing software in the 90s, helped introduce both Java and XML at IBM and was instrumental in open sourcing the whole software portfolio at Sun Microsystems.

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Village in a Box: Open Source Ecology Project Uses 3D Printers to Build The ... - 3DPrint.com

Village in a Box: Open Source Ecology Project Uses 3D Printers to Build The ... - 3DPrint.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The project, started by physicist Dr. Marcin Jakubowski, is on a mission to create the next economy.

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Sustainable packaging: there's no such thing as 'waste' - The Guardian

Sustainable packaging: there's no such thing as 'waste' - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


This results in serious savings in packaging overall, as seen by cosmetics company, Lush, in its virgin raw material products.

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Kelly Vivian's curator insight, October 10, 2015 12:46 PM

Lush is very popular for their virgin and vegan products. Lush's main consumer base is environmentally friendly people.  Lush wants others to join them and give back. They have a promotion that is  bring 5 lush containers back to there store and receive a free fresh face mask. It is a win/win situation for everyone.