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Sunday
Mar112012

Let's Build Civilization Together

We spoke with Ian Midgley of Open Source Ecology about their Global Village Construction Set and their mission to bring the open source movement to hardware. The Global Village Construction Set is a list of the 50 different Industrial Machines required to build a small, modern civilization. 

We're coming to a point where we are starting to look at our relationships as humans very differently... We're looking with Open Source Ecology to get to post scarcity - where the basic needs of every human are met and instead we're sharing ideas together - like open source software. Everyone's sharing in real time making the best product possible. We want to do that with hardware and with living together as we say, the Global Village Construction Set. The idea of a digital village, a real village, of people all over the world working together and not fighting tooth and nail against one another - we don have to do that as people, we can all consciously evolve together. 

Ian Midgley

Saturday
Nov192011

Protect The Economy Using Equilcurrency

We spoke with Max Funk from Protect The Economy about Equilcurrency and his hopes for a more efficient and transparent, system-wide accounting platform.

Cooperativism is unlike any economic policy that anyone has ever heard before - it is not communism, it is not socialism - what it does is fill in the gaps that capitalism is missing... With cooperativism, participants in an economy must have equal access to the same information...  

Max Funk

Saturday
Sep172011

Bitcoin: A New Generation of Payments?

Simone Syed is on the inside. She has been working with Tradehill, an online Bitcoin merchant. We spoke with her about what bitcoin is, what's preventing the bitcoin market from stabilizing and the security concerns with a completely digital means of exchange.

 

...it's a bird, it's a plane... it's a currency, it's a commodity, it's a security... it's digital gold"

Brandon Barney & Brittney Gallagher

 

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Saturday
Aug132011

The 4th Paradigm: Interpretation Of Big Data

Chris Kemp, Founder and CEO of Nebula, is working to solve the data storage problem so that, "any company can easily build out and automatically configure a flexible, massively scalable cloud computing infrastructure in minutes, not months."

Computers are generating more and more and more data and so increasingly the outputs of a super computer is an incredible amount of data that humans have to then take in and understand and visualize... there's a whole ecosystem of tools that allow us to take this massive amount of data and draw conclusions from it - that's the fourth paradigm. So we're really inspired by that and so what we're trying to do is build the infrastructure for a world where every industry data is driving everything.

Chris Kemp