‘Wealth of Networks’
Tracks the emerging information-sharing, open-source cooperative sectors of economies in the USA, Canada, Europe, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and other countries. In this new sharing, cooperative economy, sectors are exchanging information, bartering and using new forms of currency in order to make their money stretch further. The Wealth of Networks balances the older competitive sectors based on money.
Michel Bauwens 7th November 2009 Via e-Patient, a 6-minute recommended video on the impact of the internet on healtcare, which opened the Reshape 09 conference in the Netherlands... See the video
Posted October 28, 2009 Leapfrogging towards post-industrial development That is the opportunity that the development of Africa presents. Rural Africa missed out on the industrial revolution that raised the living standards of the industrial nations. It is a fresh canvas where we can paint a new picture of development. We can work together, [...]
Posted October 24, 2009 The economic rationale for ‘collaborative goods’: complementing Ostrom Mark Cooper could easily have been the third leg of the stool of the recent Nobel Prize for economics, which rewarded research into the economic rationale of non-market modes. (more...)
Le Monde diplomatique, English edition, October 2009 Complicit surveillance and social networking Watching me watching you We've all spent so much time and effort being worried about formal surveillance - all those street and lobby cameras - that we're in danger of forgetting how much we cooperate in surveilling and being surveilled [...]
The report "A Green Knowledge Society - An ICT policy agenda to 2015 for Europe's future knowledge society" was delivered today by a study team at SCF Associates Ltd, to the Swedish Minister for Communications Åsa Torstensson. (more...)
Sep 24th 2009 From The Economist print edition Mobile phones have transformed lives in the poor world. Mobile money could have just as big an impact Panos ONCE the toys of rich yuppies, mobile phones have evolved in a few short years to become tools of economic empowerment for the world's poorest people. These phones compensate for [...]
Posted September 22, 2009 Preserving a Free and Open Internet: A Platform for Innovation, Opportunity, and Prosperity In a speech given at the Brookings Institution, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski proposed two additional Net Neutrality rules that will ensure the Internet's continued openness. Read the newsletter...
Latest News Posted September 14, 2009 "The future of IPTV content protection is cardless" IBC 2009: Despite the majority of IPTV operators (and their content owners) currently favouring card solutions for their content protection, the future will be cardless as operators look to drive down their operational costs, according to Kris Warreyn, [...]
.!.The public version of the map is here: http://www.mindmeister.com/28717702/everything-open-and-free People who want to add and improve can ask access at http://www.mindmeister.com/maps/show/28717702 (more...)
More details at Stanford University News: DAVID ORENSTEIN: "Stanford photo scientists are out to reinvent digital photography with the introduction of an open-source digital camera, which will give programmers around the world the chance to create software that will teach cameras new tricks. (more...)