Robert Steele: An Open Letter to All European Ministers on Peace Through Open Everything

#OSE Open Source Everything, Data, Design, Economics/True Cost, Governance, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science, Software, Sources (Info/Intel), Transparency
Robert David Steele
Robert David Steele

An Open Letter to All European Ministers

Esteemed Ministers,

On 27 May the Competitiveness Council in Brussels announced a European decision to achieve Open Access to all scientific research data by 2020. This decision, and the implementing European framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020, will be recognized by future generations as the first serious step toward the creation of a prosperous world at peace. With this one decision Europe is turning away from centuries of war and waste; away from scientific reductionism, away from corporate ownership of public knowledge, away from legal barriers to innovation, and away from government neglect of the public interest.

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Stephen E. Arnold: Goring the Oxen — Palantir, Facebook, Google — and Noticing Steele’s Idea for Open Source Micro-Payments in Blockchain

Architecture, Cloud, Design, Governance, Innovation, Software
Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

From My Palantir Archive: Security

With Socom embracing Palantir for maybe three years, my question is, “Does Palantir have safeguards in place which will make a third Buzzfeed type article a low probability or 0.000001 event? Yikes, two articles based on what may be leaked internal information. What happens if sensitive military information goes walkabout?

VK.com: An Alternative to Facebook

The Reinterpretation of Google History

and on a more positive note, we are honored to have this idea noticed and further promulgated:

Open Source Software Needs a Micro-Payment Program

Worth a Look: Regenerative Cities in China

Design, Economics/True Cost, Governance, Innovation, Resilience

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A new type of urbanization is needed. One that reflects a different type of development, also known as the New Normal which is currently gaining widespread support throughout China. The New Normal understands the substantial changes affecting China (namely a decline in the availability of inexpensive land and cheap labour, slower economic growth and, above all, increasingly exacerbating environmental distresses) and responds by promoting a new kind of people-centred development that favours slower economic growth, people well-being, innovation, domestic market development and that is particularly devoted to environmental protection and sustainability.

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Worth a Look: The Post Growth Institute

Culture, Design, Economics/True Cost, Innovation, P2P / Panarchy, Resilience

post growth institute logoPost Growth is a catalyst for identifying, inspiring and implementing new approaches to global well-being.

We are an international network of people committed to tackling the cause, rather than the symptoms, of a myriad of social and environmental problems to create a positive world future that does not depend on economic growth.

Our aim is to create a movement of 10 million people who are convinced of the need for futures beyond economic growth, believe they are possible and feel inspired and supported enough to play a role in their emergence.

Learn more.

Donnie Maclurcan: The (En)Rich List A Wealth of Inspiration!

Design, Economics/True Cost, Innovation, P2P / Panarchy, Resilience
Donnie Maclurcan
Donnie Maclurcan

The (En)Rich List celebrates a wealth of inspirational individuals. Collectively, the people highlighted throughout this website present a rich tapestry that points to globally prosperous and sustainable futures.

Seven of us from the Post Growth Institute spent months defining and refining this list. We were motivated by the way mainstream media often notes achievement: by celebrating material and monetary wealth. Take, for example, the Forbes Rich List, released each March, which showcases the world’s wealthiest billionaires.

For us, there are additional ways ‘richness’ can play out, be measured, and be celebrated. The people on this list represent wealth that cannot be defined by a dollar value.  Learn more.

 

Daniel C. Wahl: Design for Human and Planetary Health – A Holistic Integral Approach to Complexity and Sustainability

Architecture, Culture, Design, Economics/True Cost, Innovation
Daniel C. Wahl
Daniel C. Wahl

Design for Human and Planetary Health – A Holistic/Integral Approch to Complexity and Sustainability – PhD Thesis Introduction -Daniel C. Wahl – 2006

Phi Beta Iota: One of the most useful important PhDs done in modern times.

See Also:

Review: Designing Regenerative Cultures

Daniel Araya: How BlockChain Will Change Everything

#OSE Open Source Everything, Data, Innovation, Money, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Software
Daniel Araya
Daniel Araya

In proof we trust

Blockchain technology will revolutionise far more than money: it will change your life. Here’s how it actually works

by Dominic Frisby, Aeon.co

Phi Beta Iota: Single best overview on how blockchain impacts on 3.5 billion poor across all domains including democracy.

Daniel Araya: The Promise of Bitcoin (and Blockchain) – An Interview with Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Data, Design, Governance, Innovation, Money
Daniel Araya
Daniel Araya

The Promise of Bitcoin: An Interview With Andreas M. Antonopoulos

My recent interview with Andreas M. Antonopoulos, information security expert and tech-entrepreneur, and the author of “Mastering Bitcoin”. 

EXTRACT:

2. Bitcoin is simultaneously a currency, a financial asset, and a technology protocol. Underlying bitcoin is the blockchain, a distributed public ledger. For people who are not intimately familiar with either bitcoin or blockchain, could you briefly explain what these technologies consist of?

The blockchain is a distributed database. The magic of bitcoin comes from sharing control over that distributed database through a consensus mechanism called “Proof of Work”. This ensures that no one is in control of bitcoin and that it operates based on predictable rules.

 

Jason Livesay: Tiny Villages – Horizontally Scaling Society

Architecture, Design, Economics/True Cost, Innovation, Manufacturing
Jason Livesay
Jason Livesay

Tiny Villages: Horizontally Scaling Society

Cloud computing is about horizontally (as opposed to vertically) scaling systems. Instead of building one super-powerful server, you create many inexpensive servers that each contain a small part of the system. There are multiple advantages to “scaling out” rather than “scaling up”, such as incrementally improved capacity with little or no downtime and less expensive, more maintainable servers.

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Sabine Balve: World Leaders Forum Dubai

Education, Governance, Innovation, Knowledge, Politics, Resilience, SmartPlanet, Sources (Info/Intel)
Sabine Balve
Sabine Balve

World Leaders Forum Dubai, Global Think and Do Tank, A Coalition of the Connected Ones…

World Leaders Forum Dubai is more then just a forum and global campaign, it is a call to greater citizenship, an international THINK and DO TANK, we have more then 100.000 follower and around 5.000 scientists and top experts in all global topic questions. Addressing Global Citizen to empower especially global’s youth and women to create as CHANGE-MAKERS a more sustainable future for all – with a NEW GREEN Economic model: HUMAN to HUMAN (H2H) to promote a World in Peace!  WLFDubai regroups Teams, Partners and Sponsors worldwide, JOIN, you all matter to us! – some of our plans:

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Jean Lievens: Exovate NL – Open Innovation

Innovation
Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Exnovate is a platform bringing together companies that are experienced or interested in open & collaborative innovation. 

As several captains of industry, government officials and academic peers gradually learned about the topic of open innovation, they soon welcomed the idea to create a European Hub for knowledge exchange on collaborative forms of innovation.

OpenDemocracy: Robert Steele, American Intelligence and National Defense 2.0

Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, DoD, Ethics, Government, Innovation, Officers Call, Strategy

open democracy logoAmerican intelligence and national defense 2.0

Robert David Steele 10 November 2015

An Open Source (Technologies) Agency, far removed from the secret intelligence world, would radically reduce wars and illegal immigration, increase trade and shared prosperity, and convert the USA into a “Smart Nation”.

On 06/17/11, I wrote the first installment of National intelligence and national defense, published at the Campaign for Liberty, suggesting that we could both cut the secret intelligence budget by three quarters, and radically increase the amount of open source decision-support (as opposed to secret mass surveillance).

Of course nothing happened, but now, to my enormous delight, I am hearing that there is a very tentative discussion in some of the darkest corners of the US government of a proposal to terminate three of the secret agencies that reside within the Department of Defense (DoD) – the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the National Geospatial Agency (NGA). This should happen, if not in the closing year of the Obama Administration, then in 2017 under the first Independent president and a diversified Congress in which Independents, Greens, and Libertarians and others (e.g. Constitution, Working Families) win the 20-30 seats being vacated.

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Berto Jongman: OSCAR – Open Source Communications, Analytics and Research Development Centre (UK)

Innovation, Knowledge
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

Police, uni study of social media

The National Counter Terrorism Command, UK police forces and academia are behind an Open Source Communications, Analytics and Research (OSCAR) Development Centre. Co-ordinated through Cardiff University’s Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI), the new centre will bring together academics and police practitioners to develop a research evidence base on the use of open source information – public data that can be accessed without covert methods or interception.

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Berto Jongman: Will US Collapse Soon? Robert Steele: Should EU Be Thinking About Post-US NATO?

#OSE Open Source Everything, Crowd-Sourcing, Design, Governance, Innovation, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

Unthinkable: Brazilian Journalist Mulls Soviet-Style Collapse of US

Citing a series of geopolitical, economic and social setbacks faced by the United States since the turn of the century, geopolitical analyst and Sao Paulo Business School Professor Antonio Gelis-Filho argues that global policy planners must prepare to deal with the “improbable, but by all means possible, Soviet-style collapse of the United States.”

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Michel Bauwens: 10 Open Source Policies for a Commons-Based Society

Access, Data, Design, Economics/True Cost, Education, Governance, Innovation, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Science
Michel Bauwens
Michel Bauwens

10 Open Source Policies for a Commons-Based Society

LIST ONLY

1 Education 2 Research 3 Purchasing 4 Patents 5 Data 6 Collaboration 7 Commons 8 Health 9 Economy 10 Systemic Change

Tip of the Hat to Jean Lievens.

Open Government Graphic Below the Fold

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