Michel Bauwens: Top 10 P2P Trends

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Michel Bauwens
Michel Bauwens

Top 10 P2P Trends of 2015

Perhaps the main negative development in the field of p2p, and the commons, was the abandoning of the transformative change program by Syriza, which highlights the failure of the traditional Left to believe in its own promise for transition. This points to a strong need for a renewal of politics around a Commons Transition program. It is therefore particularly heartening to see the simultaneous creation this year of several local commons groups, such as Assemblies and Chambers of the Commons. There is much to rejoice in the list below. There is now a palette of p2p-based solutions that can be used by those that are serious about reconstructing our world with distributed infrastructures, shared resources and commons, and livelihoods around such engagements.

List Below the Fold

1. Poor-to-Poor, Peer-to-Peer: The year of self-organized mass migration and “trans-migrants”

2. Inspired by Enspiral: The further maturation of post-corporate entrepreneurial coalitions

3. The Collaborative Technology Alliance, digital synergy, and the blockchain: making the alternative P2P infrastructure interoperable

4. From Urban Commons to The City as a Commons: political commons transitions at the city level

5. The launch of independent, commons-centric civic organisations

6. The Poc 21, OSCE Days and the blockchain-based open supply chains as important steps toward an Open Source Circular Economy

7. Platform Cooperativism, Commonfare, and the new mutuals for precarious labor

8. The Emergence of Meta-Economic Networks for ethical value streams

9. The Cosmo-Localization of WikiHouse, and other seed forms for a new wave of open platforms for sustainable living and housing

10. The continuation of a legal tradition for the Commons

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