Category: history

A Post-Capitalist Future

From an interview: Paul Mason’s guide to a post-capitalist future in Prospect Magazine: Are you saying that the only way, under the current arrangements, that capitalism can capture the value generated by the new technology is through monopoly? Google, Apple and others are making a pretty good fist of making money out of it. They’re […]

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A Short Communications Toolkit

Note: This toolkit was posted on GitHub by the East Bay Maker Labs on Feb. 9th, 2014. EBML has closed its doors. This is the file for the archives. A Privacy-Enhancing Toolkit This is a toolkit for encrypted communications, file storage and sharing, and generally for improving your operational security. There are several ways that […]

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#iiwxx New Pothole PICOs

PICOs: persistent compute object, could have utilty beyond storage, can form relationships with other things/people around it. May have own URL/address, QR code, etc. Has attributes, can certify ownership. Mirror Worlds (don’t look at title page) – written before the web. Idea to create models of the world that help with decision making. Phil’s blog […]

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#iiwxx – Intimate Wearables Use Case

See paper here: http://hg.openid.net/heart/wiki/Post-MI_Implant_and_Rehab Session on Intimate Wearables: HEART – Post-miocardial infarction and rehab use case (real use case) Implantable cardioverter defib rhythm: fibrilation/shock, preamble, lead degradation follow-up, info goes to cloud trigger ← programmer (must be open source? Trust issues) Fitbit tracks activity, relay data, provides context, public health and research MD1 and MD2 […]

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VRM Update

Notes from VRM Day, just ahead of IIW XX (10th year, 20th meeting, April 2015). Quick round of introductions of people who hail from all parts of the world: Australia and Japan, all over Europe and the United States. Glad to see the long-timers, happy to meet new colleagues. I’m personally thrilled to see Doc […]

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