Robert Steele: Could Oracle Figure Out True Cost Economics on Top of Its Blockchain Applications?

Advanced Cyber/IO, Autonomous Internet, Liberation Technology, Software, True Cost
Robert David STEELE Vivas

ORACLE delves deeper into blockchain with four new applications

This bit caught my eye:

The four applications involve supply chain-transaction data including a track and trace capability to follow a product through its delivery from inception to market, proof of provenance for valuables like drugs, intelligent temperature tracking (what they are calling Intelligent Cold Chain) and warranty and usage tracking. Intelligent Cold chain ensures that a product that is supposed to be kept cold didn’t get exposed to higher than recommended temperatures, while warranty tracking ensures that a product was being used in a proscribed fashion and should be subject to warranty claims.

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Robert Steele & William Binney: #UNRIG #TrumpTriumph — Open Source Agency Merges with Thin Thread to Offer Trump Channel with 200 Million Voices and Votes

#OSE Open Source Everything, #UNRIG, 03 Economy, 04 Education, 09 Justice, 10 Security, 11 Society, Advanced Cyber/IO, Autonomous Internet, Collective Intelligence, Communities of Practice, Earth Intelligence, Ethics, Liberation Technology, Officers Call, Peace Intelligence

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Jan H. Kalvik: Introducing Robert David Steele to the Norwegian Defence & Intelligence Communities

Collaboration Zones, Communities of Practice, Information Operations (IO), Key Players, Liberation Technology, NATO Civ-Mil Ctr, Officers Call, Policies, Threats, United Nations & NGOs
Jan Helge Kalvik
Jan Helge Kalvik

Defence and intelligence Norway

Introducing Robert David Steele

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We are happy to introduce Robert David Steele as a new contributor to Defence and Intelligence.

Original post in Norway — safety copy below the fold.

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Antechinus: GMO Are Twice Evil

01 Agriculture, 03 Environmental Degradation, 07 Other Atrocities, 10 Transnational Crime, Commerce, Corruption, Government, Liberation Technology
Antechinus
Antechinus

Growing Doubt: a Scientist’s Experience of GMOs

GMO crops still run far ahead of our understanding of their risks. Risk assessment of GMOs has been short-circuited and public concerns about them are growing. Until the damaged scientific ethos is rectified, both scientists and the public are correct to doubt that GMOs should ever have been let out of any lab. Science is not the only grounds on which GMOs should be judged. The commercial purpose of GMOs is not to feed the world or improve farming. Rather, they exist to gain intellectual property (i.e. patent rights) over seeds and plant breeding and to drive agriculture in directions that benefit agribusiness.

Open Power: Open Source Activist Tool-Kit

Advanced Cyber/IO, Civil Society, Cultural Intelligence, Ethics, IO Deeds of Peace, Liberation Technology
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We are splitting Open Power in three to make it easier for the different constituencies to work with what particularly interests them.The original will remain focused on the Electoral Reform Act of 2015. Libertarians and those who love Alex Jones can go to http://tinyurl.com/OpenPower-Libertarian. Here is the Tiny URL for the secondary focus on the Open Source Activist Tool-Kit: http://tinyurl.com/OpenPower-Tools.

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Potters w/o Borders — Ceramic Water Filter

07 Health, 12 Water, Civil Society, Ethics, Liberation Technology
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Potters without Borders

We provide free assistance and technical advisement to develop Ceramic Water Filter (CWF) production facilities around the world. These low cost clay water filters allow families to be able to produce their own potable water and has a significant impact on their health.

Tip of the Hat to JZ Liskiewicz

Advance Order (15 Jan 15): Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Response

Advanced Cyber/IO, Crowd-Sourcing, Drones & UAVs, Geospatial, Governance, Innovation, Liberation Technology, Resilience, United Nations & NGOs, Worth A Look
Amazon Page
Amazon Page

This book shows us once again why Patrick Meier is a thought leader in leveraging emerging technologies for social impact. His book captures the enormous possibilities and avoidable pitfalls of big data, social media and artificial intelligence in crisis contexts. Digital humanitarians can be powerful agents for social change but ground-truthing what we see and hear digitally is more important than ever.
—Aleem Walji, Chief Innovation Advisor, Leadership, Learning, and Innovation, World Bank Group

Phi Beta Iota: The book title and description from the publisher are misleading.  This is not a book about Big Data. It is a book about distributed human networks using open source information technologies to achieve situational awareness with a speed and precision that the entire US secret intelligence community (which costs $100 billion a year) cannot match.

See Also:

Patrick Meier @ Phi Beta Iota

Stephen E. Arnold: Ushahidi Internet Solution for Remote Areas — the Autonomous Internet Begins!

Advanced Cyber/IO, Liberation Technology
Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

Noted with great regard.

From the Ushahidi team, an internet solution for remote areas

BRCK is built in Africa for Africa but just like Ushahidi, can be scaled across continents. The wireless modem allows up to 20 users connect to the internet by optimizing on available networks. “BRCK has mobility in mind, insert a 3G data enabled SIM card in over 140 countries and broadcast a WiFi signal that you can share. If you don’t have a SIM card, BRCK still has you covered, as we have BRCK vMNO for global connectivity with SIM cards,” explains Hersman.

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SchwartzReport: Amish Farmers Study Plant Immunology, Avoid Using Pesticides Completely

01 Agriculture, Advanced Cyber/IO, Liberation Technology
Stephan A. Schwartz
Stephan A. Schwartz

The failure of the industrial chemical agriculture and husbandry model is becoming increasingly evident. But just as alternatives to carbon energy are gaining momentum, so I hope an agriculture and husbandry alternative, such as that described in this report, takes hold and similarly replaces the chemicals and poisons.

Amish Farmers Study Plant Immunology, Avoid Using Pesticides Completely

EXTRACT

Samuel Zook, an Amish farmer recently explained to a reporter: “If you really stop and think about it, though, when we go out spraying our crops with pesticides, that’s really what we’re doing. It’s chemical warfare, bottom line.” His frustration led him to the writings of an 18-year old Amish farmer from Ohio, named John Kempf. This young upstart is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, a consulting firm the farmer established in 2006 to promote science-intensive organic agriculture.

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Berto Jongman: Naomi Klein on Capitalism versus Climate Change — a “People’s Shock” Coming? Robert Steele Disagrees — Precipitants of Revolution Missing

11 Society, Civil Society, Crowd-Sourcing, Cultural Intelligence, Ethics, Governance, Liberation Technology, Officers Call
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

“Worth a look.”

Naomi Klein to Degrowth Conference: Climate Change Can Deliver ‘People’s Shock’

Status quo is not an option if we are to rein in runaway emissions, This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. the Climate author says in address to conference

“You’re having the core conversation of our time.”

That was the message delivered on Tuesday by author Naomi Klein to participants of a conference whose focus is on “concrete steps towards a society beyond the imperative of growth.”

Klein’s opening address to the Fourth International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity, which kicked off Tuesday in the German city of Leipzig, made perfect sense, as the themes of her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate, overlap those of the conference — that addressing the climate crisis is incompatible with the current growth-focused economy.

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Jean Lievens: P2P on Cooperativa Integral Catalana

03 Economy, Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Commerce, Commercial Intelligence, Ethics, Liberation Technology
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Enric Duran of the Catalan Integrated Cooperative has taken the time to comment on Michel Bauwens’ recent article on Open Coops, contrasting Bauwens’ proposals with the practical realities already under way in the CIC’s own forward thinking cooperativist environment.

Bauwens’ summary of these proposals include four key proposals which Duran addresses below. To give some context, the four proposals are:

  1. That coops need to be statutorily (internally) oriented towards the common good 
  2. That coops need to have governance models including all stakeholders
  3. That coops need to actively co-produce the creation of immaterial and material commons
  4. That coops need to be organized socially and politically on a global basis, even as they produce locally.

Here are Duran’s comments to each proposal.

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Berto Jongman: Post-Snowden NSA-Proof Phone?

Advanced Cyber/IO, Commerce, Ethics, IO Secrets, IO Tools, Liberation Technology
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

In the post-Snowden world is it time to switch to NSA-proof phone?

Millions of us share our most personal feelings and most potentially damaging data through our smartphones. But isn’t it time to lock them down after last June’s revelations that the NSA collects data from phone calls, texts and emails of people all over the world? The developers of Blackphone, a new privacy-focused smartphone, say ‘yes.’

Toby Weir-Jones, the general manager of Blackphone, says the NSA’s digital surveillance has created a new demand for privacy, Newsweek reports. However, he says, “the wider market was not equipped to look for a solution.” Apple and Android phones, says Weir-Jones, are caught up in a battle over larger screen sizes, higher resolution and faster operating systems, while Blackphone is offering privacy.

Theoretically, experts say, the new device could provide considerable security for users trying to protect themselves from corporate spying and the countries with lesser surveillance programs than the US. Blackphone, which goes on presale February 24,can do texting, video, calling, searching, browsing, file storage and sharing — all shielded from the prying eyes of governments and hackers.

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