Smartphone Money (AT&T,Verizon) & Global Currency (IMF) Weak Signals

AT&T, Verizon to Target Visa, MasterCard With Smartphones By Peter Eichenbaum and Margaret Collins – Mon Aug 02, 2010 AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile carriers, are planning a venture to displace credit and debit cards with smartphones, posing a new threat to Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc., three people with direct …

Review (Guest): The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning

4.0 out of 5 stars An important book on our planet’s future April 13, 2009 Review by Future Watch Rider Book by James Loveluck Lovelock merits our attention because he has been proven right in predicting grim events. Indeed, Lovelock’s grim views have in some ways been too optimistic in light of the speed with …

Design for the Other 90% Exhibit + “Micro-Giving” Global Needs Index to Connect Rich to Poor/Fullfill Global-to-Local Requests

“The majority of the world’s designers focus all their efforts on developing products and services exclusively for the richest 10% of the world’s customers. Nothing less than a revolution in design is needed to reach the other 90%.” —Dr. Paul Polak, International Development Enterprises Exhibition on view National Geographic Museum, Washington, DC through September 6, …

Design for the Other 90% Exhibit + “Micro-Giving” Global Needs Index to Connect Rich to Poor/Fullfill Global-to-Local Requests

“The majority of the world’s designers focus all their efforts on developing products and services exclusively for the richest 10% of the world’s customers. Nothing less than a revolution in design is needed to reach the other 90%.” —Dr. Paul Polak, International Development Enterprises Exhibition on view National Geographic Museum, Washington, DC through September 6, …

Who’s Who in Peace Intelligence: Dave Warner

Gov 2.0 Summit 09: Dave Warner, “Rapid Fire: Location, Location, Location” Dave Warner  MindTel ARCH Synergist http://projects.mindtel.com Dave Warner is a Medical Neuroscientist and the Director of Medical Intelligence at MindTel. His interests include interventional informatics, medical communications, distributed medical intelligence, biosensors, quantitative human performance, expressional interface systems and physio-informatics. He has been engaged in …

Event Report: 30 Jun-1 July, NYC – ICSR Peace and Security Summit

Peace and Security Summit Event Report/Notes + Host: London-based International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence + Partners, Affiliates, Financial Support: National Defense Univ, Rena & Sami David, The Rockefeller Foundation, Public Safety Canada, Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, Centre for Policy Research, New Dehli, Dept of War Studies , King’s College …

ICT4Peace Kyrgyzstan Crisis Wiki

Snapshot of the crisis The 2010 south Kyrgyzstan riots are ongoing clashes between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in southern Kyrgyzstan, primarily in the cities of Osh and Jalal-Abad, in the aftermath of the ouster of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. It is part of the larger 2010 Kyrgyzstan crisis. Violence broke out on 9 June in …

Reference: Joe Nye on Cyber-Power

    Nye, Joseph S. “Cyber Power.” Paper (30 Pages) Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, May 2010 Power depends upon context, and the rapid growth of cyber space is an important new context in world politics. The low price of entry, anonymity, and asymmetries in vulnerability means that smaller actors …

Journal: Pentagon Lies, NYT Sells Out, Obama Fiddles

  Rotting Oder of Pentagon Info Op Signals Effort to Shore Up its Great Game in the Hindu Kush On 13 June, James Risen of the New York Times conveniently (at least for the Pentagon and the war party) reported that the “United States has discovered $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan [also …

The Mexico + American Narcosphere (Calling Carlos “Slim” Helu)

Excellent May 31, 2010 New Yorker article by William Finnegan called Letter from Mexico, Silver or Lead which is unfortunately only available by subscription only (click here for link to abstract also pasted below) The most telling two words of the article = “state capture.” ABSTRACT: LETTER FROM MEXICO about La Familia Michoacana and the …

Info-Graphics/Maps: provoking resources to explore & learn

The following is a collection of resources found over the past few years which we thought should be shared: This service is an on-going project to collect and catalogue all graphic products that have been prepared for publications and web-sites from the last 15 years in a wide range of themes related to environment and …

Review (Guest): Gusher of Lies–The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence

Author Robert Bryce 25 of 26 people found the following review helpful: Energy Independence, Alchemy and Perpetual Motion, September 23, 2008 By  Scrutinizing Consumer (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews    “A Gusher of Lies” is a must-read for those wanting the cold, hard facts on the current state and future prospects of …

EVENT REPORT: State of the Planet 2010, Columbia Univ, New York City

Panels and keynotes program schedule I was told via email from someone involved in the event that a video will be posted online.I will be posting this over a the Earth Institute blog (especially since it has zero comments for the March 25 event) as a challenge to improve the overall framework of the “State …