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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 …

Economics

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> …

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 …

Writing

TensorFlow

About TensorFlow<p>TensorFlow™ is an open source software library for numerical computation using data flow graphs. Nodes in the graph represent …

Software Engineering

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?

Based in Washington, DC, I founded my first internet startup the year after the Mosaic web browser debuted, while still in eighth grade, and have spent the last 20 years working to reimagine how we use data to understand the world around us at scales and in ways never before imagined. One of …

World Economy

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, …

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> …

Intelligence

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 …

Computer Science

6 Predictions About The Future Of Digital Transformation

I'm Managing Partner at gPress, a marketing, publishing, research and education consultancy. Previously, I held senior marketing and research management positions at NORC, DEC and EMC. Most recently, I was Senior Director, Thought Leadership Marketing at EMC, where I launched the Big Data …

Big Data

China has gamified obedience to the State

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 …

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

Digital Nomads : habiter et travailler partout sur Terre

<i>« Combien de digital nomads finissent par se sentir vraiment seuls dans leur hôtel ou leur 2 pièces Airbnb ? Combien décident d’aller dans une</i> …

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 …

Elon Musk

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

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 the perfect figure to lead the country's new ministry of future issues, strategy and cooperation.<p>The idea behind the …

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, …

Interview with Ethereum

Technology no-hopers: From domestic robots to 3D printers

<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> …

Metamapping the OuiShare network

on 29 January 2015<p>Shares 200<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 …

Open Source

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

The Platform Design Toolkit 2.0 – Simone Cicero – Medium

The Platform Design Toolkit 2.0 — just released in Draft and open for comments (in Creative Commons)<p>After a few months of work I released a new …

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>…

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 …

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 …

Women in Tech

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</i> …