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Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world.



https://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressreleases/2017-01-16/just-8-men-own-same-wealth-half-world

It's like most people don't think about the consequences when they use Microsoft Windows and Apple products, when they go to Walmart, when they don't boycott companies that lack social responsibility, when they vote for corrupt politicians, etc.

Of course we also have to take into account:
· The financial/banking system (based on debt slavery, compound interests, etc).
· Patents (that is, monopolies granted by the state so corporate predators can hijack technologies that otherwise could be used to produce new cheaper products, medicines... all over the world).
· Tax havens and loopholes.
· Corporate welfare.
· Corruption, insider trading, etc.

#wealth #inequality #economy #poverty #financial #banks #banking #debt #technology #open-source #OpenSource #freesw #FOSS #Microsoft #Apple #iphone #tax-havens #corporations #corporate #momopoly #patent #patents #copyright #medicine #healthcare #consumerism #corruption #insider-trading #oxfam

Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world | Oxfam International

Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.
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skanda42 3 years ago

Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world.



https://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressreleases/2017-01-16/just-8-men-own-same-wealth-half-world

It's like most people don't think about the consequences when they use Microsoft Windows and Apple products, when they go to Walmart, when they don't boycott companies that lack social responsibility, when they vote for corrupt politicians, etc.

Of course we also have to take into account:
· The financial/banking system (based on debt slavery, compound interests, etc).
· Patents (that is, monopolies granted by the state so corporate predators can hijack technologies that otherwise could be used to produce new cheaper products, medicines... all over the world).
· Tax havens and loopholes.
· Corporate welfare.
· Corruption, insider trading, etc.

#wealth #inequality #economy #poverty #financial #banks #banking #debt #technology #open-source #OpenSource #freesw #FOSS #Microsoft #Apple #iphone #tax-havens #corporations #corporate #momopoly #patent #patents #copyright #medicine #healthcare #consumerism #corruption #insider-trading #oxfam

Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world | Oxfam International

Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.
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Icavot 3 years ago
3hr #video #TI

This is generally about targeted individuals and this guy is a tech guy who works with such individuals.
He has some interesting things to say about #technology, #cell #towers, governments/private companies using #EMF to basically torture #people.
He talks about carrier waves built in to cell phone signals.
A court case in #France over an industrial router

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skanda42 3 years ago
3hr #video #TI

This is generally about targeted individuals and this guy is a tech guy who works with such individuals.
He has some interesting things to say about #technology, #cell #towers, governments/private companies using #EMF to basically torture #people.
He talks about carrier waves built in to cell phone signals.
A court case in #France over an industrial router

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#911 World Trade Centre destruction by Tesla technology?



9/11 World Trade Centre destruction by #Tesla #technology?

Peter Pan

SHOCKING NEW 9/11 #FOOTAGE RELEASED - THIS FOIA VIDEO WILL BLOW YOUR MIND



SHOCKING NEW 9/11 FOOTAGE RELEASED - THIS FOIA VIDEO WILL BLOW YOUR MIND ron johnson -
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skanda42 3 years ago
#911 World Trade Centre destruction by Tesla technology?



9/11 World Trade Centre destruction by #Tesla #technology?

Peter Pan

SHOCKING NEW 9/11 #FOOTAGE RELEASED - THIS FOIA VIDEO WILL BLOW YOUR MIND



SHOCKING NEW 9/11 FOOTAGE RELEASED - THIS FOIA VIDEO WILL BLOW YOUR MIND ron johnson -

This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult




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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-05/this-company-has-built-a-profile-on-every-american-adult

“Forget telephoto lenses and fake mustaches: The most important tools for America’s 35,000 private investigators are database subscription services. For more than a decade, professional snoops have been able to search troves of public and nonpublic records—known addresses, DMV records, photographs of a person’s car—and condense them into comprehensive reports costing as little as $10. Now they can combine that information with the kinds of things marketers know about you, such as which politicians you donate to, what you spend on groceries, and whether it’s weird that you ate in last night, to create a portrait of your life and predict your behavior.”

“IDI, a year-old company in the so-called data-fusion business, is the first to centralize and weaponize all that information for its customers. The Boca Raton, Fla., company’s database service, idiCORE, combines public records with purchasing, demographic, and behavioral data. Chief Executive Officer Derek Dubner says the system isn’t waiting for requests from clients—it’s already built a profile on every American adult, including young people who wouldn’t be swept up in conventional databases, which only index transactions. “We have data on that 21-year-old who’s living at home with mom and dad,” he says.”

“Dubner declined to provide a demo of idiCORE or furnish the company’s report on me. But he says these personal profiles include all known addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses; every piece of property ever bought or sold, plus related mortgages; past and present vehicles owned; criminal citations, from speeding tickets on up; voter registration; hunting permits; and names and phone numbers of neighbors. The reports also include photos of cars taken by private companies using automated license plate readers—billions of snapshots tagged with GPS coordinates and time stamps to help PIs surveil people or bust alibis.”
The present and future look like this. It grows in every country (at different speed). Can we soon be honest about it and call it the new grand blackmail of citizens? Corporations and government knows everything about you and can use that power in unfair way, you are naked in their eyes. As naked you become vulnerable, easy to be pressured, manipulated. Knowing you're exposed you censor yourself. What if the future offers personal/indivudual prices on goods and services based on the fusion data collected on you. Would they be to your advantage or disadvantage? We are not only losing our sense of privacy, many are blindly giving it away. The vultures are having a feast.

#Article #Surveillance #DataCollection #Technology #Privacy #Information #IDI #Corporation #DataFusion
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Palantír 3 years ago from Diaspora

Observe the Heart · 观心



Performance from Shi Weili presents the artist in meditative state, illustrated with realtime projected visuals read from an EEG headset.

Obrázek/fotografie

http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com/post/148103809311/observe-the-heart-%E8%A7%82%E5%BF%83-performance-from

#meditation #art #performance #EEG #brainwave #projection #technology #realtime

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Observe the Heart · 观心 Performance from Shi Weili presents the artist in meditative state, illustrated with realtime projected visuals read from an EEG headset:
“If you ask a Zen master how to...
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rollitup 3 years ago from Diaspora
I don't believe universal basic income can and will be organized by governments though. It will come through the tech sector.
https://azizonomics.com/2016/04/29/universal-basic-income-is-inevitable-unavoidable-and-incoming/

#society #economy #economics #tech #technology #basicincome #universalbasicincome #ubi #grundeinkommen #inflation #deflation #banking #money
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herzmeister der welten 4 years ago from Diaspora

New battery for solar & wind energy



Scientists in Jena are working on a technology to efficiently store and provide energy as needed. New are the materials used: plastic and saline solution.

Short video explains:

http://www.dw.com/en/new-battery-for-solar-and-wind-energy/av-19147800

#eco #battery #solar #windpower #batteries #green #CO2 #climatechange #technology #windmills #windpower #lithium

New battery for solar and wind energy | All media content | DW.COM | 29.03.2016

Scientists in Jena are working on a technology to efficiently store and provide energy as needed. New are the materials used: plastic and saline solution.
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Mark Lansbury 4 years ago from Diaspora

Graphene patch monitors blood glucose and auto-injects treatment



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source: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225615-graphene-patch-monitors-blood-glucose-and-auto-injects-treatment

#health #technology #medicine #itnews #science

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225615-graphene-patch-monitors-blood-glucose-and-auto-injects-treatment
With diabetes on the rise, blood glucose is a hot topic in tech. A new graphene patch could be the first truly smart-device aimed at helping diabetics.
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Anonymiss 4 years ago from Diaspora
A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain and help with navigation. This version of Atlas is about 5' 9" tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs.

Obrázek/fotografie

#Atlas #Robot #robotics #technology #gif
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rollitup 4 years ago from Diaspora

'5D' discs can store data until well after the sun burns out



They're like Superman's memory crystals, but real




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Researchers at the University of Southampton's Optical Research Center announced on Tuesday that they've perfected a technique that can record data in 5 dimensions and keep it safe for billions of years. The method etches data into a thermally stable disc using femtosecond laser bursts. The storage medium itself holds up to 360 TB per disc, can withstand temperatures up to 1000 degrees C and are estimated to last up to 13.8 billion years at room temperature without degrading.

Each file is comprised of three layers of nanoscale dots. The dots' side and orientations, as well as their position within the three standard dimensions, constitute its five dimensions. These dots change the polarization of light travelling through the disc which is read using a microscope and polarizer.

http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/16/5d-discs-can-store-data-until-well-after-the-sun-burns-out/

#data #disc #5D #storage #memory #crystal #optical-research #technology #innovation
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rollitup 4 years ago from Diaspora

Here Comes 4-D Printing--and It's Pretty Mind-Blowing




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A team of scientists unveiled a crazy new way to create objects that change shape.

http://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/here-comes-4-d-printing-and-its-pretty-mind-blowing.html?cid=cp01002wired

#4-D #Printing #technology
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rollitup 4 years ago from Diaspora
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The Mechanics Of A Free Society



(Not the one we are living in.)

"Most people who have given any consideration to a moneyless, 'free world' society are already aware that we have the technology today to create a world of abundance without the constraints and inequality of the traditional market system, owing to how much human labour can now be efficiently automated.

[..]

In my opinion, this kind of super-advanced “Star Trek” moneyless society is still quite a distance away – not because we lack the technology – but because we humans lack the openness and understanding required to make it work."

http://freeworlder.org/blogs/item/81-the-mechanics-of-a-free-society

#socialism #free #society #Freeworlder #StarTrek #moneyless #CapitalismMustGo #poverty #FreeMarket #economy #human #technology #labour #automation #robotics #greed #money #democracy #liberty

Freeworlder.org - The Mechanics Of A Free Society

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Mark Lansbury 4 years ago from Diaspora

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Building A Rope Bridge With Drones



#drones #science #tech #technology #design #engineering #geek

http://gabeweb.tumblr.com/post/129620230676/building-a-rope-bridge-with-drones-in-this-work-a
Building A Rope Bridge With Drones

In this work, a rope bridge that can support the crossing of a person is built by quadrocopters, showing for the first time that small flying machines are capable of autonomously realizing load-bearing structures at full-scale and proceeding a step further towards real-world scenarios.

Except for the required anchor points at both ends of the structure, the bridge consists exclusively of tensile elements and its connections and links are entirely realized by flying machines.

Spanning 7.4 m between two scaffolding structures, the bridge consists of nine rope segments for a total rope length of about 120 m and is composed of different elements, such as knots, links, and braids. The rope used for these experiments is made out of Dyneema, a material with a low weight-to-strength ratio and thus suitable for aerial construction. Of little weight (7 g per meter), a 4 mm diameter rope can sustain 1300 kg.

The vehicles are equipped with a motorized spool that allows them to control the tension acting on the rope during deployment. A plastic tube guides the rope to the release point located between two propellers. The external forces and torques exerted on the quadrocopter by the rope during deployment are estimated and taken into account to achieve compliant flight behavior. The assembly of the bridge is performed by small custom quadrocopters and builds upon the Flying Machine Arena, a research and demonstration platform for aerial robotics. The arena is equipped with a motion capture system that provides vehicle position and attitude measurements. Algorithms are run on a computer and commands are then sent to the flying machines via a customized wireless infrastructure.

In order to be able to design tensile structures that are buildable with flying robots, a series of computational tools have been developed, specifically addressing the characteristics of the building method. The design tools allow to simulate, sequence, and evaluate the structure before building.

The location of the scaffolding structure is manually measured before starting the construction. The primary and bracing structure can then be realized without human intervention. Before realizing the stabilizers, the locations of the narrow openings of the bridge are measured and input to the system, which adapts the trajectories accordingly.

(story from ETH Zurich)
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Gabe™ 4 years ago from Diaspora
#FuturismDailyNews by Futurism.com Top daily #scientific breakthroughs and #technological #innovations 1. Off World Obrázek/fotografie #World’s Most Powerful Digital #Camera Will Map The #Universe 2. Network Society
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#Future Devices Could Communicate By Passing #Magnetic #Energy Through a #Human #Body 3. Industrial Rev 2.0
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New #LED #Technology Is Significantly Less Expensive and More Efficient 4. Industrial Rev 2.0 Obrázek/fotografie #Polymer Derived from Squid #Protein Can #Heal Itself with #Water 5. AR / VR
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#Sounds Like #Apple Wants to Break Into #AugmentedReality 6. Enhanced Humans Obrázek/fotografie New #Device Can Turn #Breath Into #Words Could #Help Individuals With #Paralysis To #Speak Again 7. Network Society
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The #Smartphone With Unlimited #Storage 8. Hard Science
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New Technique to #Combat the Deadliest #Brain #Tumors 9. Network Society
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#China is Building the World’s Largest Hack-Proof #Quantum Communications #Network 10. Robot Intelligence
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#ArtificialIntelligence Can Predict China’s Air Pollution 72 Hours in Advance 11. Awesome Obrázek/fotografie 6 Things That Back to the Future Part II Predicted For 2015

Off World Archives - Futurism

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אלמוני 4 years ago from Diaspora
Another alternative to the future of transportation. #innovation, #technology, #transport, #sustainability, #cars
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Agnessa 4 years ago from Diaspora

Ubuntu phone goes global



Finally! What a good news!



#TheVerge #Ubuntu #Linux #technology #news

Ubuntu phone goes global, but you'll get slow speeds in the US

After a long wait, Ubuntu phones became a reality this year. But now Linux fans outside of Europe and China will be able to try out the newcomer OS for the very first time. Spanish smartphone maker...
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caps 4 years ago from Diaspora

Technologically enhanced basic income as a solution to technological unemployment

Introduction
Current economic theory simply does not consider the possibility that robot labor might replace human labor as the primary source of economic growth. Only the science fiction community has taken this idea seriously. (Albus, Path to a better world: A plan for prosperity, opportunity, and economic justice, 2011).

The youth unemployment rate in European countries has been estimated to be as high as 62% (Thompson, 2013) and if the current trend continues the birthrate will always out pace the job creation rate it can be expected that youth unemployment will continue to rise to higher levels. The generation of youth today face an opportunity crisis caused in part by the high cost of education, the debt load, and technological unemployment.

The problem we wish to solve is technologically enhanced unemployment which works around the current paradigm of convincing human beings to attempt to compete with robots, machines, and intelligent machines in the workplace for employment. The new paradigm as part of the solution we are presenting is a world where the incorruptible intelligent machines take care of the human being rather than compete against.

The solution categories are political and technological

There are generally two categories from which solutions to high unemployment are formed and chosen. The political category and the technological category. Each category of solution has it’s pros and cons and we do not wish to diminish any alternative solution which has a measurably positive impact on solving the problem. What we are promoting is a technological safety-net to supplement or in other words provide axillary power to the traditional political safety-net. If the one fails then there is technologically based resiliency and redundancy.

Read more – http://darkai.org/?p=1

#BasicIncome #cryptocurrency #technology #decentralization

Technologically enhanced basic income as a solution to technological unemployment | DarkAI Blog

This proposal is presented for peer review purposes. Please shoot it down if you think it sucks, improve on it if you can, and I'll credit you as a
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Chris McAllister 4 years ago from Diaspora
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EU plans to destroy net neutrality by allowing Internet fast lanes



A two-tier Internet will be created in Europe as the result of a late-night "compromise" between the European Commission, European Parliament and the EU Council.



The so-called "trilogue" meeting to reconcile the different positions of the three main EU institutions saw telecom companies gaining the right to offer "specialised services" on the Internet. These premium services will create a fast lane on the Internet and thus destroy net neutrality, which requires that equivalent traffic is treated in the same way.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/06/eu-plans-to-destroy-net-neutrality-by-allowing-internet-fast-lanes/

#eu #europe #censorship #netneutrality #corporatism #corruption #bureaucracy #internet #tech #digital #technology

EU plans to destroy net neutrality by allowing Internet fast lanes

Potentially a big defeat for EU internet users, online startups and future innovation.
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unity100 4 years ago from Diaspora

This Plane? This Plane is Powered by the Sun




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Bertrand Piccard plans to fly around the world in a plane that doesn’t use any fuel. Huh? Yep. This machine is equipped with 17,000 solar panels. He explains the logistics and mechanics — and shares some hopes and fears for the upcoming voyage.

#TED #science #planes #solar-power #solar #awesome #technology #future #interesting #inspirational

ideas.ted.com: This plane? This plane is powered by the sun (Kate Torgovnick May)

Bertrand Piccard plans to fly around the world in a plane that doesn't use any fuel. Huh? Yep. This machine is equipped with 17,000 solar panels. He explains the logistics and mechanics -- and shar...
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Katrina 5 years ago from Diaspora

Over-Unity Reactionless Generator Invented In India



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p style="text-align: center;">A Reactionless AC Synchronous Generator (RLG) has been invented by Paramahamsa Tewari, electrical engineer and former Executive Director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India. His background includes engineering project management for construction of nuclear power stations. The efficiency of models he has built, which have also been independently built and tested, is as high as 250%.

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p style="text-align: center;">In November 2014, I made one of many visits to the laboratory of Paramahamsa Tewari. I had seen the basis for the RLG design in September of 2010. Mr. Tewari showed me a stiff conductor about a foot long which was allowed to rotate at the center and connected at each end with small gauge wire. A magnetic circuit was placed under the conductor. When a current was allowed to flow through the conductor it rotated, due to a torque induced on the conductor according to Flemings Left Hand Rule and standard theory, verified by experiments at the dawn of the electrical age. With a simple rearrangement of the magnetic circuit, the same current produced no rotation – the torque was cancelled. I later duplicated the setup and experiment on my workbench. It is ingenious and lead to his breakthrough, the invention of a reactionless generator with greatly improved efficiency.

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p style="text-align: center;">This experiment has lead to the design and testing of generators with efficiencies far above any previous design. The design uses the same types of materials used in current generators, but the magnetic circuit within the machine is configured to cancel back torque while inducing current and producing power. This might be compared to the rearrangement of materials by the Wright Brothers to build a surface with lift that resulted in manned flight in a time when many, including scientists, said it was impossible. Indeed, physicists who cling to an outdated model of the properties and structure of space have declared what has been done by Tewari to be impossible.

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p style="text-align: center;">During the November testing I witnessed two tests of efficiency on the new model in Tewari’s lab. The second test was several percent better than the first and produced 6.6 KVA with an efficiency of 238%. A second set of stator coils was not connected yet but is expected to increase output to 300%. This is a 3 phase, 248 volt Hz, AC synchronous generator operating at 50 Hz. State of the art, true RMS meters on the input and output that measured KW, KVA, and power factor confirmed the readings of meters we had supplied for tests I observed in April of 2014.

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p style="text-align: center;">We were able to visit a 130-acre factory site of one of the top electrical machinery manufacturing companies in India. At this site the company manufactures rotating electrical machines, including generators. When the chief electrical engineer first saw the drawings and design of the RLG he knew immediately what it meant for efficiency! Because of their confidence in the design, and the results of the tests on the smaller model, the company has assembled a self-excited machine designed to produce 20 KVA.

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p style="text-align: center;">When we arrived at the factory a vice president of the company, the factory general manager, and the chief engineer greeted us. We then inspected the new machine and met the engineering design team assigned to this project. They are electrical and mechanical engineers who design and build conventional generators with output as high as 500 KVA. They are very enthusiastic and understand the breakthrough. A second machine rated at 25 KVA is now under construction at this company in India.

I am not a technician but understand that this is a groundbreaking invention ... read the rest of the story by clicking on the title ... and/or go to http://www.tewari.org

#ParamahamsaTewari #India #generator #engineering #technology #NiolaiTesla #technics #electricity #science

World Truth.TV: Breaking News: Over-Unity Reactionless Generator Invented In India | World Truth.TV (Eddie)

"Ere many generations pass; our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point in the universe." - Nikola Tesla A Reactionless AC Synchronous Generator (RLG) has been invented by Paramahamsa Tewari, electrical engineer and former Executive Director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India.
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YA 5 years ago from Diaspora

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“Learning about the natural world is one thing, learning from the natural world is another.” - Janine Benyus

12 Sustainable Design Ideas from Nature



http://thespiritscience.net/2014/11/06/12-sustainable-design-ideas-from-nature/ #nature #technology #TEDTalks
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Tom 5 years ago from Diaspora
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What is our future?



In distributed systems, where there is no overt hierarchy, power is a function of design.



Peer Governance and Democracy tends toward a stakeholder model, with active participants directing decisions, but also incorporating an auto-immune system to prevent the private appropriation of power.



People all over the planet are using the interconnection afforded by technology to forge a new society – a society built from the ground up, rather than governed from the top down.



We are realising the failures of democracy, and forging our own systems of fairness.



We are starting to distrust the mass media.



We are growing tired of our governments.



We are losing interest in state led education, instead choosing to learn based on what inspires us, because we no longer need the authorities to provide for us.



http://socialrebirth.org/the-future-is-peer-to-peer

#future #distributed #systems #distributedsystems #hierarchy #power #function #design #peer #governance #democracy #tends #stakeholder #model #stakeholdermodel #active #participants #directing #decisions #incorporating #auto-immune #system #auto-immunesystem #prevent #private #appropriation #power #people #planet #interconnection #technology #forge #new #society #newsociety #built #ground #up #groundup #governed #top #down #topdown #realising #failures #fail #bankialism #banksters #democracy #forging #crime #globalcrime #systems #fairness #starting #distrust #mass #media #massmedia #growing #tired #corporatemedia #governments #losing #interest #state #education #choosing #inspires #us #inspiresus #longer #need #authorities #911 #scam #provide
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skanda42 7 years ago
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