Jean Lievens: The sharing economy – make it sustainable

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

The sharing economy: make it sustainable

Damien Demailly; Anne-Sophie Novel

Studies N°03/2014. Iddri, 2014. 32 p.

Is the sharing economy a tool for ecological transition? The main objective of this report is to analyse the environmental potential of the sharing economy, considered in its full diversity, and the conditions for the realization of this potential.

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Oct 25

Jean Lievens: 8 ways Big Data helps improve global water and food security

Categories: Advanced Cyber/IO
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

8 ways Big Data helps improve global water and food security

Experts from around the world gathered in Seattle this week at the Water for Food Global Conference to discuss ways to harness this data revolution in agriculture. Hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska in association with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the conference focused on mobilizing Big Data to improve global water and food security. With that in mind, here are eight ways Big Data is helping to create a more water- and food-secure world.

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Oct 24

SchwartzReport: Amish Farmers Study Plant Immunology, Avoid Using Pesticides Completely

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

The failure of the industrial chemical agriculture and husbandry model is becoming increasingly evident. But just as alternatives to carbon energy are gaining momentum, so I hope an agriculture and husbandry alternative, such as that described in this report, takes hold and similarly replaces the chemicals and poisons.

Amish Farmers Study Plant Immunology, Avoid Using Pesticides Completely

EXTRACT

Samuel Zook, an Amish farmer recently explained to a reporter: “If you really stop and think about it, though, when we go out spraying our crops with pesticides, that’s really what we’re doing. It’s chemical warfare, bottom line.” His frustration led him to the writings of an 18-year old Amish farmer from Ohio, named John Kempf. This young upstart is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, a consulting firm the farmer established in 2006 to promote science-intensive organic agriculture.

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Oct 22

OSE Manifesto in Spanish – Chapter 1

Sebastian Sewpulveda

Sebastian Sewpulveda

The OSE Manifesto is being translated into Chinese, French, and Spanish. Here is the first chapter in Spanish.

Capítulo 1: “Ábrete Sésamo”

Translated by Sebastian Sepulveda

“Fuente-Abierta Total” es un concepto filosófico y cultural que es esencial para la creación de un mundo próspero y en armonía, un mundo que funcione con un 100% de humanidad. Como sabemos, la formación industrial del Estado, las compañías y la Iglesia, no cubren todas nuestras necesidades; son exclusivas más que inclusivas, jerárquicas en vez de igualitarias. Fomentan la corrupción y permiten una indignante concentración de riqueza en manos de unos pocos. Al margen de esta atrocidad ética, una concentración de tal naturaleza desestabiliza cualquier economía; ésta se vuelve disfuncional y la semilla de la economía, Nosotros el Pueblo, el 90%, terminamos siendo devorados por lo que es en esencia un hongo moral, un cáncer, engendrado por el 1%.

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Oct 21

Patrick Meier: Big Data Done Right — Free Open Source Real Time Twitter Base

Categories: Advanced Cyber/IO
Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier

Automatically Classifying Text Messages (SMS) for Disaster Response

Humanitarian organizations like the UN and Red Cross often face a deluge of social media data when disasters strike areas with a large digital footprint. This explains why my team and I have been working on AIDR (Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Response), a free and open source platform to automatically classify tweets in real-time. Given that the vast majority of the world’s population does not tweet, we’ve teamed up with UNICEF’s Innovation Team to extend our AIDR platform so users can also automatically classify streaming SMS.

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See Also:

Analytics @ Phi Beta Iota

Big Data @ Phi Beta Iota

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Oct 21

UN Paper: Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything

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Beyond Data Monitoring – Achieving the Sustainability Development Goals Through Intelligence (Decision-Support) Integrating Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything

BACKGROUND RESEARCH PAPER

Submitted to the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

DOC (23 Pages): Beyond Data Monitoring 3.4

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배 아래에 번역 전체 텍스트
Traduzível texto completo abaixo da dobra
النص الكامل للترجمة تحت طية
翻译全文下方折
Diterjemahkan Full Text bawah Lipat
ਫੋਲਡ ਹੇਠ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਪੂਰਾ ਪਾਠ
Перевести Полный текст ниже раза

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Oct 14

Eagle: Glenn Greenwald on Why Privacy Matters

Categories: Advanced Cyber/IO
300 Million Talons...

300 Million Talons…

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States’ extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide.”

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Oct 12