The Telaithrion Project The «Telaithrion Project» hopes to put in actual perspective, that a self sufficient sustainable society that is based on true incentives and selfless giving, can exist, and that can be applied to practice in everyday life, and that even if the entire culture of humanity adopted it could flourish. We would like to share all the practical knowledge, the information, the technologies and at the end the solutions that we may discover, research and apply to this journey of ours. We will do all we can to animate, empower, educate and inspire all people we meet so they will be able to follow their own path towards a more possible, more balanced coexistence of races and species on the planet. Copy | Transform | Combine Download the plan in full resolution by clicking here More about the idea here, about the vision here, more about the teamhere, all the research until now here, and all the ground work here…
coefficient de clustering - Wikipedia, l'encyclopédie libre In graph theory, a clustering coefficient is a measure of the degree to which nodes in a graph tend to cluster together. Evidence suggests that in most real-world networks, and in particular social networks, nodes tend to create tightly knit groups characterised by a relatively high density of ties; this likelihood tends to be greater than the average probability of a tie randomly established between two nodes (Holland and Leinhardt, 1971; Watts and Strogatz, 1998). Two versions of this measure exist: the global and the local. The global version was designed to give an overall indication of the clustering in the network, whereas the local gives an indication of the embeddedness of single nodes. Global clustering coefficient
What is Paradism? - Paradism Paradism is a political system that is similar to communism but has no "proletariat." In a paradist system, robots, nanobots and computers take the place of the proletariat or workforce. Paradism is based on new technologies, such as robotics, genetic engineering and nanotechnologies. 2014 Global Social Impact House — Social Impact House How to apply Student enrolled in the Social Entrepreneurship Course on Coursera can apply by completing this form by October 24, 2014. Finalists will be notified on October 28, 2014. Selection priority will be given to the students enrolled in the Signature Track. Resource-based Economy - OccupyConcepts  Introduction The Resource-based Economy (RBE) concepts propose a way to abandon money and the speculation with it; and get back to resources directly without the involvement of money as a regulatory tool. It assumes that with today's technology it would be possible to measure and store the quantity of a certain good, and connect with the demand or requirement side and share the resources, and skip the speculative and profit aspect in the exchange. The term itself "Resource-based Economy" was adapted from The Antigonish Movement of Canada's Resource Based Communities concept and later reintroduced by Jacques Fresco, who also initiated The Venus Project (TVP), the term was then adapted by other groups, such as The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM), People 4 Social Sustainability (PSS), The Resource Based Economy Foundation, and The Technocracy Movement.
Toronto man strives for world without money Related Stories and Links A film changed Ryan Dyment’s life. The Toronto man watched the Zeitgeist: Addendum in March 2009 and then quit his corporate finance job shortly after. The film series paints a vivid picture of how society came to be the way it is, points out its dysfunction, and promotes a complete overhaul of our economic system. It suggests that there is no greedy human nature per se, only human behavior. It insists that reliance on our monetary system is the source of all of our troubles: crime, environmental destruction and psychological disconnection.
Bridging the Missing Middle: The Impact of Larger Loans on Kiva Today, Kiva entrepreneurs around the world are making fundamental changes in their own lives and the lives of their families -- from a Ugandan farmer looking to buy seeds and tools for increasing crop yields, to a talented seamstress hoping to start a business with a new sewing machine. But some entrepreneurs still face difficulties accessing the capital they need to create jobs and address larger, community-wide issues of poverty. In industrialized nations, these small and medium enterprises (5 - 250 employees) are responsible for 75% of the workforce and 95% of the companies, yet in emerging markets they’re practically non-existent. This lack of small and medium enterprises in less developed countries, an essential part of strong economies, is what's known as the Missing Middle. When an extensive World Bank study asked people living in poverty what they most need, jobs were one of the top answers not being addressed. The Missing Middle
Hangout on Air: Priority actions for a positive 2025 - London Futurists (London, England Rather than just talking about potential future scenarios, what should people actually be doing to boost the chances that society in, say, 2025 will be something that is more attractive and desirable than today's? 2025 is well beyond the current political election time horizons, and exceeds the planning framework of most business leaders. But technology has the potential to drive huge changes in human experience between them and now. How should we prepare?
Early stage impact investing: a call for action By Anais Mangin – SEED, hosted by adelphi research (www.seedinit.org) The exponential growth of small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) in Africa, Asia and Latin America has contributed significantly to the burgeoning green economy. Every year more and more small and green entrepreneurs are creating innovative ways to produce sustainable products and services that are having wide-reaching social and economic impacts on the world’s poorest communities.In many cases, reducing poverty is the sole driver of these enterprises; in others, it’s creating green solutions to waste, energy or climate change issues. More often than not, SMMEs generate a value-added supply chain that stimulates low income communities, through the creation of jobs and increased incomes, and improving their daily lives and access to health and education services.
Six Philosophies Which Enable a Resource-Based Economy The resource-based economy has become a popular topic of discussion, and this paper is the author’s inaugural foray into the field. Far from being an easy convert to social movements, I am inherently distrustful of them. However, a hard-won ally is a hard-lost one. Perhaps it is time for me to endorse the movement and attempt to illuminate some vital needs such a movement may need to embrace in order to succeed in implementing its views. Log In Their plan is known as “universal basic income,” or U.B.I., and it goes like this: As the jobs dry up because of the spread of artificial intelligence, why not just give everyone a paycheck? Imagine the government sending each adult about $1,000 a month, about enough to cover housing, food, health care and other basic needs for many Americans. U.B.I. would be aimed at easing the dislocation caused by technological progress, but it would also be bigger than that. While U.B.I. has been associated with left-leaning academics, feminists and other progressive activists, it has lately been adopted by a wider range of thinkers, including some libertarians and conservatives. It has also gained support among a cadre of venture capitalists in New York and Silicon Valley, the people most familiar with the potential for technology to alter modern work. Photo
Announcing the Safe, a Replacement for Convertible Notes Paul Graham YC partner (and lawyer) Carolynn Levy has created a new alternative to convertible notes, called a safe, that has the advantages of convertible debt without some of the disadvantages. We're publishing a standard safe document for all startups to use, and we expect most future YC startups will use this when raising money. "Safe" comes from "Simple agreement for future equity."