He shares three stories of ultra-low-cost design from India that use bottom-up rethinking, and some clever engineering, to bring expensive products (cars, prosthetics) into the realm of the possible for everyone.
It seems to me he is trying to redefine Gandhi’s legacy: as a form of “Social-Capital” that reframes/extends the concept of a “Business Model” beyond its corporate roots.
All these volitional-entities can reap massive benefits by formalizing their individual/collective goals around an explicitly stated “Business Model” in order to compete more effectively with the “Corporate-Business-Models” that are presently being allowed to run the table unchallenged by the legitimate “Business Model” interests of all other individual/collective social stakeholders.
The leaders of Big Agriculture—Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta—are determined that world’s populations remain ignorant about the serious health and environmental risks of genetically modified crops and industrial agriculture. Deep layers of deception and corruption underlie both the science favoring GMOs and the corporations and governments supporting them.
This award-winning documentary, Seeds of Death, exposes the lies about GMOs and pulls back the curtains to witness our planet’s future if Big Agriculture’s new green revolution becomes our dominant food supply.
Monsanto - A Documentary on GMO
A story of - moral / political / judicial / scientific
incompetence, illogic, corruption and anti-democratic malfeasance at every level vs an all round, standup, working-class-hero!
GMOs, Enslavement & Poverty: Seeds of Freedom
Gyphosate (Roundup) herbicide:
Over 200 Million pounds a year used in the US alone is not as safe as advertised !
How Glyphosate (RoundUp) Herbicide effect our Immune systems by targeting our intestinal microbiota Part 1 - Anthony Samsel on the Effects of Glyphosate
Part 2 - Anthony Samsel on the Effects of Glyphosate
You and your 100 trillion Microbiota friends: Jeroen Raes at TEDxBrussels
GMO / Roundup effect our Immune systems by targeting our intestinal microbiota
Gut Bacteria’s (microbiota) play a key role in our immune systems as they are evolutionarily fine tuned to the Host Species.
Disruptions to our Microbiota’s Eco-system leads to complex intestinal immune responses
A former Mt. Gox employee says incompetent management and faulty accounting—not virtual robbers—are the real culprits in the missing millions.
Bitcoins had possibly been siphoned off over several months by users exploiting flaws in the system. In particular, there seemed to be a system glitch that made it possible to get a payment reissued even after it had been already received. He says that because the firm hadn’t hired an accounting firm to keep the books or an auditor, the theft was undetected. …
Teikoku Data Bank, Japan’s largest and most respected credit-rating agency, in Julyof last year reviewed the company and gave it a D4, the worst possible rating a company can receive on their scale. One of the reasons for the low rating was the lack of qualified accounting staff at the company… .
The former employee believes that Mark Karpeles has not acted maliciously or for his own profit. “He’s a workaholic and a geek, but a good-hearted geek. He just has very limited management skills, a little hubris, and didn’t pay attention to accounting. He’s only 27 or 28 years old.”
He wrote most of the code—he created a fantastic [application interface]. It’s a wonderful platform for trading Bitcoin. The problem isn’t Bitcoin—the problem was the way Mt. Gox was run. And now it’s probably going to be run into the ground.”
“If Mt. Gox had been treated like a bank, this problem would have never happened. It would have had to have proper accounting and people with financials skills to get licensed. It’s unlikely that the Japanese government would have granted such authority to a company run by a 27-year-old computer genius with no financial background.”
We live in what the German political scientist Ernst Fraenkel called “the dual state.” Totalitarian states are always dual states. In the dual state civil liberties are abolished in the name of national security. The political sphere becomes a vacuum “as far as the law is concerned,” Fraenkel wrote. There is no legal check on power. Official bodies operate with impunity outside the law. In the dual state the government can convict citizens on secret evidence in secret courts. It can strip citizens of due process and detain, torture or assassinate them, serving as judge, jury and executioner. It rules according to its own arbitrary whims and prerogatives. The outward forms of democratic participation—voting, competing political parties, judicial oversight and legislation—are hollow, political stagecraft. Fraenkel called those who wield this unchecked power over the citizenry “the prerogative state.”
Our social media platforms are embedded with values that shape our perspectives and our behaviors. If we live in the social media landscape without an awareness of what it really wants from us, no one is really being empowered at all.
- Massively breaks through physics based bandwidth limits - Small attractive Cells transceivers can be place almost anywhere - Can be deployed incrementally in parallel to present cell technologies - Full Cell bandwidth available to every user - Cells and mobile devices use much less power - Works with present mobile phone devices - Work over mobile, other and even unassigned spectrums - Can out perform DSL and traditional cable to deliver home internet