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It’s Time for All The Highly Successful People to Come Clean | by Jessica Wildfire | Curious | Apr, 2021 | Medium. You know what I’m sick of? I’m sick of highly successful people who attribute everything they’ve ever achieved to their own habits and mindsets. I’d like to call bullshit on this, if only for a moment. Full disclosure: I’m a highly successful person. But I’m a highly successful person who believes in things like student loan forgiveness and universal basic income — for other people, if not myself. My hate readers think I don’t like rich guys like Steve Jobs because I’m jealous of them. Honestly, I don’t like Steve Jobs because he was an ungrateful freeloader. He simply stopped paying. Jobs sat in on whatever classes he wanted at Reed College in the 1970s, holding long intellectual discussions with professors about font and design. Essentially, Steve Jobs got a free education. After that, he spent the rest of his life bashing college grads as “bozos” and belittling formal schooling.

You know what that’s called? Privilege. Here’s an example: They spent decades mocking her. We’re not. They forget: The World’s Billionaires Are Going Absolutely Bunkers | by Jessica Wildfire | Mar, 2021 | The Apeiron Blog. There’s a handful of companies around the world that build bunkers for the super-rich. According to them, demand has shot up anywhere from 300 to 700 percent over the last few years. They attribute the spike to climate change and social unrest, sometimes just straight-up paranoia.

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, has said more than half the billionaires he knows own post-apocalyptic hideouts in places like New Zealand. It sends a bleak message. The world’s elite might claim to see a bright future for humanity. In reality, they’re hedging their bets. After all, they’re not stupid. The simple answer — nobody. The difference between us and the super rich is that they have an escape plan, and they’re not even trying that hard to keep it a secret. The irony is that the ones building bunkers are also the ones creating the need for those bunkers in the first place.

They’re leveraging every advantage to ensure they don’t have to live in the world they’re ruining. It just doesn’t include us. The Original 20ft Mars Dome Home With 40+ Year Lifespan - SimpleTerra. When “Grow Your Own Food” Is a Tool of Oppression | by Sarah Mock | Mar, 2021 | Medium. If you’ve ever said true facts about agriculture in public, you’ve probably come up against some version of this argument” Of course, the boiled down version of this “argument” is captured in one of my favorite memes. But I want to take some time to really dig into the “grow your own food” challenge, because it’s not just high and mighty farmers, who are unwilling to participate in productive public discussion, that love this line.

In fact, *a lot* of people who focus on environmental outcomes and social justice also lean heavily on self-sufficiency arguments. First, let’s consider Alan. When a farmer, who likely owns millions in agricultural-related assets and who’s received at least $200k in direct, taxpayer-funded payments in the last decade, suggests that consumers “do it themselves,” that is a transparent invitation to fail, but one that we are conditioned to accept. That’s in part because American media is over-saturated with under-dog stories. We must keep the pressure on. Page 1 - Play Attention - turn your ADHD into Superpowers. Platform Capitalism, Empire and Authoritarianism: Is There a Way Out? Secondly, TikTok is also unexceptional, because just about every piece of internet software, every social media site and every app, from every country, collects types and quantities of persona data that are completely unnecessary for the actual operation of the app, software or site.

In most cases, the data is collated, analyzed, packaged into “prediction products” and sold — the Google model of surveillance capitalism, as outlined by Zuboff. Some data is used internally for marketing and product development. And much is undoubtedly shared, voluntarily or involuntarily, with national security intelligence services, particularly with those in the United States, just as data is shared in China. China has emerged as the United States’ main competitor across a number of technological fields, in everything from drones and autonomous vehicles, through sensors, smart city and surveillance tech, all the way to quantum computing and artificial intelligence.

Elinor Ostrom's 8 Principles for Managing A Commmons | On the Commons. OTC co-sponsers a Commons Festival featuring the Nobel Prize winner Oct. 7-8 in Minneapolis Elinor Ostrom shared the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2009 for her lifetime of scholarly work investigating how communities succeed or fail at managing common pool (finite) resources such as grazing land, forests and irrigation waters. On the Commons is co-sponsor of a Commons Festival at Augsburg College in Minneapolis October 7-8 where she will speak. (See accompanying sidebar for details.)

Ostrom, a political scientist at Indiana University, received the Nobel Prize for her research proving the importance of the commons around the world. Her work investigating how communities co-operate to share resources drives to the heart of debates today about resource use, the public sphere and the future of the planet. She is the first woman to be awarded the Nobel in Economics.

Based on her extensive work, Ostrom offers 8 principles for how commons can be governed sustainably and equitably in a community. Gunter pauli - Blog. ​Nature, and all members of the ecosystems have created an amazing variety of communication systems, both on land and under water. It is easy to be impressed since the speed, density and social commitment goes beyond what humans would consider. In this three part article we first explore how nature communicates, second we study the parallel between data and petroleum, and finally we discuss how a new generation of internet could look like: inspired by nature. An internet model inspired by Nature 1. An economic growth and job generation model inspired by NatureThe world is trying to shrug off the economic and mental damage from a virus. There is a need to revive the economy from the bottom up. We know that data is the new petroleum and therefore, as part of a strategy to kickstart the economy we could use “data power” to provide the welcome and needed source of income.

However, the main challenge is that nearly all revenue generated by data is earned by only a dozen players worldwide. The Reality about Building with Bamboo — Guadua Bamboo. On the other hand, building with bamboo is slowly becoming more popular and main stream in Latin America. But based on our previous experiences, especially in the rural areas of Latin America, nothing goes streamlined or easy! So here is a list of considerations before building with bamboo. The cost of a bamboo house or structure will depend on: 1. The Bamboo Supplier Is Guadua cultivated locally or does it have to be imported?

2. Conditions of the roads and building terrain, availability of water and electricity, availability or lack of local labor, availability or lack of local materials (hardware store). AGAIN: Who's able to build with bamboo? 3. What is the overall budget? 4. The design shape and grade of difficulty of the bamboo house are more significant and important than the total area of the construction itself. Having all the posts up required a lot of labor, craftsmen, materials and time, resulting in a bigger investment for a structure to cover a small floor area. 5. 6. • View topic - Hydroponic bamboo? How to Grow Hydroponic Bamboo [+ product recommendations] | High Tech Gardening.

It doesn’t take long for an indoor-gardener to outgrow the plants they first start out with. Eventually, we begin to notice more of the plants growing in the world around us and wonder if we might be able to cultivate it in our own garden! And given the beauty, utility, and sustainability of bamboo along with its propensity for being found near water, and it begs the question – “Can I grow bamboo hydroponically?” In this article, we’re going to dive into growing bamboo hydroponically and find out which species are best-suited for hydroponic growing (if any), what the best hydroponic methods for growing bamboo might be, and explore the ins-and-outs of growing bamboo indoors versus outdoors.

Lucky Bamboo Before we take another step further, we feel it would be remiss not to talk about “Lucky Bamboo”. This species of bamboo, Dracaena sanderiana, actually belongs to the Asparagaceae family. Just like Garden Asparagus. Athena’s Garden Classic Live Bamboo Arrangement with Ceramic Tower Fargesia. Beyond stimulus: Gen Z’s dream of high-speed rail and Green New Deal infrastructure. Cara only has about 700 followers on Twitter. The 20-year-old frequently garners a handful of “Likes” on her content, which consists mostly of takes on pop culture and singing videos. But when she tweeted a popular image of a potential US high-speed rail map in January, saying “I want her so fucking much,” her tweet quickly went viral, earning over 185,000 “Likes” and more than 50,000 retweets.

Such is the popularity among Gen Z-ers of high-speed rail. “We look at other countries that have good examples of it, and we wonder why our country can’t do that,” Cara said. “It seems like a simple solution that we can’t find the reason as to why we’re not doing it.” For members of the young online left, the high-speed rail map has become a ubiquitous fixture of politics Twitter. Created by graphic designer Alfred Twu in 2013, the map depicts a system of interconnected high-speed rail lines, linking Los Angeles to New York and Minneapolis to Miami, among other projects. “A generational opportunity” “Final” After Capitalism Concepts | Hinesight....for Foresight. About Andy Hines Dr. Andy Hines is Program Coordinator at the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Foresight, bringing together the experience he earned as an organizational, consulting, and academic futurist.

He is also speaking, workshopping, and consulting through his firm Hinesight. Before that, he was Managing Director of Social Technologies/Innovaro, and served as an Adjunct Professor with the university since 2004. Hines enjoyed earlier careers as a consulting and organizational futurist. Hines is motivated by a professional hunger to make foresight practical and useful, and he believes that foresight can help deliver the insight that is so needed in today’s organizations and the world. Crane WASP (world’s first modular and multilevel 3D printer designed to collectively build singular and large-scale architectural works) is being used to make circular housing models in Italy : science.

Here's How to Fix the Senate. Using 2017 census estimates as a proxy for the official one coming in 2020, the Rule of One Hundred yields the following outcome: 26 states get only one senator (having about 1/100 of the population or less), 12 states stay at two, eight states gain one or two, and the four biggest states gain more than two: California gets 12 total, Texas gets nine, and Florida and New York get six each. This apportionment shows how out of whack the current Senate has become. Read: The people v. the U.S. Senate In the new allocation, the total number of senators would be 110. The total is more than 100 because 10 of the smallest states have much less than 0.5/100 of the U.S. population but are still entitled to one senator each.

The obvious reply is, “This is impossible! The Constitution plainly says that each state gets two senators. This seems like a showstopper, and some scholars say it’s “unthinkable” that the one-state, two-senators rule can ever be changed. Facebook Won't Allow Cloud VR Streaming On Oculus Store. A new Oculus policy forbids cloud VR streaming on both the store and App Lab. My Family Has Traveled In An RV For 6 Months, And It’s Changed How We See America. It was after bedtime, but I couldn’t bring myself to call my daughters into our camper.

Occasional bursts of giggles and beams from a flashlight told me they were fine. Our RV was parked at an alpaca ranch in Montana, and my girls were scaling hay bales and chasing barn cats with two Black sisters from Chicago and a gaggle of Mormon brothers who lived on the farm. This moment — watching my kids explore new cultures, places and experiences — was exactly what I envisioned when, months earlier, I had decided to pack up my family and leave our rural New Hampshire home for an open-ended road trip around America. It all started with a writing assignment. I was to report on three rural towns in America that were thriving, even during the coronavirus pandemic. As I wrote the story sitting on the porch next to my husband, I murmured, “It would be so great to see these places.” When he said, “Why couldn’t we?” As a freelance writer, I can work from anywhere. Subscribe to Must Reads.

Charted: The Growing Generational Wealth Gap (1989-2019) As young generations usher into adulthood, they inevitably begin to accumulate and inherit wealth, a trend that has broadly remained consistent. But what has changed recently is the rate of accumulation. In the U.S., household wealth has traditionally seen a relatively even distribution across different age groups. However, over the last 30 years, the U.S. Federal Reserve shows that older generations have been amassing wealth at a far greater rate than their younger cohorts. As the visual above shows, the older have been getting richer, and the younger have been starting further back than ever before. By Generation: Baby Boomers Benefit & Millennials Lag To examine the proportion of wealth each generation holds, it’s important to clearly define each age group. Relative to younger generations growing up, the Silent Generation and Greatest Generation before them have seen a decreasing share of household wealth over the last 30 years.

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