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Would a universal basic income fix US economic inequality? One group is spending $10 million to find out

Universal basic income (UBI) is either a miracle cure for ailing capitalist economies or a dead end for a doomed, under-employed underclass. Nobody really knows which is true because UBI has never been fully studied. Now, one of the most ambitious efforts so far is about to spend millions to find …

Equality

The era of predatory bureaucratization - David Graeber

The era of predatory bureaucratization – An interview with David Graeber<p>on 21 January 2016<p>Shares 5K<p><b>David Graeber is an anthropologist and a</b> …

Capitalism

How to Write 50,000 Words in a Month

Have you ever tried to write a novel? Yes? Then you know what soul-crushing despair looks like: you, sitting by yourself, in front of a blinking cursor.<p>Now imagine trying to write a novel as a teenager. Could you motivate yourself to finish an entire book at that age? To most, the prospect seems …

Cape Cod

TensorFlow

Eager Execution<p>We're announcing eager execution, an imperative, define-by-run interface to TensorFlow. Check out the README to get started …

TensorFlow

Bottom-up citizen science projects could challenge authority of orthodox science through community-led investigations

<i>New approaches to research investigation are looking to go beyond blanket objectivity to include experiential knowledge and local contexts.</i> <b>Dan</b> …

Citizen Science

The Algorithms Are Taking Over: Who Controls Our Online Future?

The online world is becoming an ever-more-important piece of our societal existence. In the US, people have become so glued to their phones that 10% of all pedestrian emergency room visits are now from cell phones and not a week goes by without another report of what has become “death by …

Censorship

Trending in 2016: Next Machina. Augmented Intelligence.

From business disruptors to innovative thinkers, machine learning specialists to data linguists, healthcare advocates to wealth management gurus, …

Intelligence

The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Part 1

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p><i>Note: The reason this post took three weeks</i> …

Singularity

The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

Capitalism

It's time for the Permanent Web

HTTP is obsolete. It's time for the distributed, permanent web<p>Early this year, the Internet Archive put out a call for a distributed web. We heard …

Bitcoin

6 Predictions About The Future Of Digital Transformation

Gazing intensely into their respective crystal balls, Gartner, IDC, and Forrester have come up with predictions for 2016 and beyond, highlighting digital transformation and its impact on businesses and consumers worldwide.<p>According to Forrester, only 27% of today’s businesses have a coherent …

Digital Transformation

China has made obedience to the State a game

With a concept straight out of a cyberpunk dystopia, China has gamified obedience to the State.<p>China has created a social tool named Sesame Credit …

China

The death of universities

Academia has become a servant of the status quo. Its malaise runs so much deeper than tuition fees<p>Are the humanities about to disappear from our universities? The question is absurd. It would be like asking whether alcohol is about to disappear from pubs, or egoism from Hollywood. Just as there …

Education

David Bollier 1/7 - The Role and Relevance of Negotiations in Commons - Leuphana Digital School

Education

Digital Nomads : habiter et travailler partout sur Terre

On les appelle les « <i>Digital Nomads</i>« , cette nouvelle génération qui imposent des nouveaux standards et qui révolutionnent tous les pans de notre …

Elon Musk + Sam Altman Launch OpenAI Nonprofit That Will Use AI To “Benefit Humanity”

Led by an all-star team of Silicon Valley’s best and brightest, OpenAI already has $1 billion in funding.<p>Silicon Valley is in the midst of an artificial intelligence war, as giants like Facebook and Google attempt to outdo each other by deploying machine learning and AI to automate services. But a …

Sweden's Minister of the Future Explains How to Make Politicians Think Long-Term

"If politics wants to remain relevant and be useful to citizens, it needs to change its approach​," says Kristina Persson<p>Kristina Persson's job is rather unique. Just over a year ago, Stefan Löfven, Sweden's current social democratic prime minister, decided the 70-year-old from Österstund would be …

Sweden

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, …

Harvard Business Review

Interview with Ethereum

Technology no-hopers: For every iPhone or Facebook, there’s a disappointing domestic robot or unwieldy 3D printer

<b>The Cloud</b><p><i>'It's a framework for the disruption of structure. A place where we will all learn, live, work and play in the 21st century' (Delphi Group,</i> …

Harvard Medical School

Metamapping the OuiShare network

on 29 January 2015<p>Shares 196<p><b>OuiShare is growing into an increasingly diverse, distributed and active community, and it’s clear that we need new tools</b> …

Home | Metamaps

METAMAPS.CC is a free and open source platform that supports real-time sense-making, distributed collaboration, and the creative intelligence of …

Collaboration

Primavera de Filippi - Decentralized blockchain technologies - OuiShare Fest 2015 - [Eng]

Blockchain

The Platform Design Toolkit 2.0 — just released in Draft and open for comments (in Creative Commons)

[for the latest release of Platform Design Toolkit check www.platformdesigntoolkit.com]<p>After a few months of work I released a new version of the</b> …

Creative Commons

Google reports strong profit, says it's 'rethinking everything' around machine learning

It's already sorting your email and translating your voice searches, and machine learning will play a bigger role in Google's services moving forward.<p>…

Machine Learning

From Firms to Platforms to Commons

Many people see peer-to-peer platforms as game changers in the world of work with the potential of reinventing the economy and giving individuals the …

Sharing Economy

The ethics and politics of abundance

Until recently, the words “progress” and “progressive” reflected a relationship with concretely making abundance. “Progress” was that which advanced …

Intellectual Property

Google Made a Chatbot That Debates the Meaning of Life

A human talks to a machine. And it goes like this:<p><i>Human: what is the purpose of life?<br>Machine: to serve the greater good.<br>Human: what is the purpose of</i> …