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The Empathic Civilization | Jeremy Rifkin IBM invents ’3D nanoprinter’ for microscopic objects Illustration: a hot tip triggers local decomposition and evaporation of chip substrate material to etch patterns (credit: Advanced Materials) IBM scientists have invented a tiny “chisel” with a nano-sized heatable silicon tip that creates patterns and structures on a microscopic scale. The tip, similar to the kind used in atomic force microscopes, is attached to a bendable cantilever that scans the surface of the substrate material with the accuracy of one nanometer. Unlike conventional 3D printers, by applying heat and force, the nanosized tip can remove (rather than add) material based on predefined patterns, thus operating like a “nanomilling” machine with ultra-high precision. IBM scientists have invented a tiny “chisel” with a heatable silicon tip 100,000 times smaller than a sharpened pencil point. By the end 2014, IBM hopes to begin exploring the use of this technology for its research with graphene. (Credit: Swiss Litho) The NanoFrazor Abstract of Science paper

Neuroeconomics Neuroeconomics is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to explain human decision making, the ability to process multiple alternatives and to choose an optimal course of action. It studies how economic behavior can shape our understanding of the brain, and how neuroscientific discoveries can constrain and guide models of economics.[1] Behavioral economics emerged to account for these anomalies by integrating social, cognitive, and emotional factors in understanding economic decisions. Introduction[edit] The field of decision making is largely concerned with the processes by which individuals make a single choice from among many options. The field of neuroeconomics arose out of this controversy. For example, Padoa-Schioppa & Assad tracked the firing rates of individual neurons in the monkey orbitofrontal cortex while the animals chose between two kinds of juice. Major research areas in neuroeconomics[edit] Decision making under risk and uncertainty[edit] Loss aversion[edit] Methodology[edit]

Grilling Peer Production with Weber « Part.Public.Part.Lab Kreiss, D., M. Finn, and F. Turner. 2010. “ The Limits of Peer Production: Some Reminders from Max Weber for the Network Society. ” New Media & Societ y 13:243-259. (Accessed December 14, 2010). A new article in New Media and Society proposes that we go back to our Weber for a fresh wake-up call concerning the heady promises of peer production. It’s a good article for one good reason: it characterizes some of the basic features of what they call the “consensus view” of peer production. The consensus view includes claims that 1) peer production is psychologically gratifying labor (which is good), 2) it leads to egalitarianism and efficiency 3) it realizes ethical relationships between collaborators (?) So for instance, (1) psychological gratification is discussed in terms of the separation of public and private life. (2) egalitarianism and efficiency. 5) And of course it is not non-market or non-proprietary. Comments are closed.

The Empathic Civilization The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis is a 2010 non-fiction book written by Jeremy Rifkin. It connects the evolution of communication and energy development in civilizations with psychological and economic development in humans. Rifkin considers the latest phase of communication and energy regimes—that of electronic telecommunications and fossil fuel extraction—as bringing people together on the nation-state level based on democratic capitalism, but at the same time creating global problems, like climate change, pandemics, and nuclear proliferation. Rifkin extrapolates the observed trend into the future, predicting that Internet and mobile technology along with small-scale renewable energy commercialization will create an era of distributed capitalism necessary to manage the new energy regime and a heightened global empathy that can help solve global problems. The book was published by Jeremy P. Background[edit] Synopsis[edit] John N.

Des maisons de 200m2 imprimées en 3D pour 4 300€ Il n’aura fallu qu’un seul jour pour fabriquer la première maison par impression 3D et c’est dans la ville de Shanghai que cela s’est passé il y a quelques semaines. C’est la société Shanghai WinSun Decoration Engineering Co qui est à l’origine de ce baptême dans l’industrie de la construction et explique travailler depuis plusieurs années sur la machine et les matériaux de construction. L’imprimante 3D développée par le groupe chinois est imposante, elle mesure 32 mètres de long, 10 mètres de large pour 6,6 mètres de hauteur et permet de réaliser des murs en seulement quelques heures. Aucune photo n’a toutefois été dévoilée pour le moment. Le matériau d’impression utilisé est également innovant et éco-responsable, il s’agit d’un béton composé à base de ciment et de fibre de verre, issus de déchets de construction. En août dernier, Susana vous parlait de la KamerMaker qui prévoyait déjà d’imprimer votre maison en 3D. Copyright photos

Finance comportementale Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La finance comportementale (FC)[1] est l'application de la psychologie à la finance. Les phénomènes constatés sont très proches de ceux concernant l'application de la psychologie à l'économie, autrement dit l'économie comportementale (EC), si bien que ces deux domaines peuvent être regroupés. Antériorité[modifier | modifier le code] Approches actuelles[modifier | modifier le code] La FC / EC recense les travers de comportement et leurs effets sur les marchés financiers, sous forme d’anomalies de prix ou de rendement. Elle s'oppose en cela à la théorie classique basée sur l'HEM - hypothèse d'efficience du marché. Toutefois, l'économie comportementale ne peut être confondue avec les analyses de la concurrence 'impure et imparfaite', qui concerne les structures économiques et non les aspects psychologiques mais visent à mettre l'accent sur le biais comportemental qui intervient dans toute décision financière et économique[3].

A manifesto on Peer-to-Peer energy production This essay, written in a manifesto form, addresses some crucial issues related to the timely topic of the distributed or Peer-to-Peer (P2P) energy production. It uses the emerging mode of the P2P production in the immaterial field of production (information, culture, knowledge) as a point of departure to realize the dynamics of this new energy technology and shed light on its socio-economic aspects. Source: Papanikolaou, G., and Kostakis, V. (2011) “An Essay on P2P Energy Policy”, in Acoustic Space No. 8: ENERGY, Ed. by Smite, R., Medosch, A., Mey, K., Smits, R., Riga: RIXC; Liepaja: LiepU MPLab, 26-30. Excerpts from this first article is followed up by a reportage on municipal initiatives in the U.S. 1. George Papanikolaou and Vasilis Kostakis: A radical change in the organization of information production has been observed during last decades. We, therefore, have to invent new indexes that will incorporate the real costs for the society and the environment. 2. Frances Beinecke writes: 3.