Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

It’s impatient, and annoyed with most people, especially itself. The Looming Danger of Cults: When stress and suffering become overwhelming, desperate people often turn to cults — anyone who will give them an easy answer.

2018 75

Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

And I know that people don’t like it, but whether we like it or not, is not part of how we should judge a theory of why the universe is the way it is. Why do people feel they are sensitive? School taught you what management is, which is not leadership; it’s telling people what to do.

2018 59

E-Learning 3.0 : some initial thoughts

Jenny Connected

I think there will probably be more people like me than technical experts (although maybe not on this course!), This is the topic of a 10-week MOOC being offered by Stephen Downes, which started this week. For the course outline see – [link].

2018 172

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions. As Doug Schuler says : Civic intelligence describes what happens when people work together to address problems efficiently and equitably.

2018 182

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

A Plea to Millennials: Tim Kreider pleads with America’s young people to fix everything that previous generations broke. Corporations Loathing Customers: Corporations have done their damnedest to automate and outsource the annoying nuisance of employees. Few people.

2018 46

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

What we need is not more of the same top down, neo-liberal corporate and government interventions. As Doug Schuler says : Civic intelligence describes what happens when people work together to address problems efficiently and equitably.

2018 130

Hierarchy is the Enemy of Learning

How to Save the World

This has entrenched my realization that hierarchy is the enemy of learning, and that almost all the brilliant ideas that could be instituted in organizations in both the private and public sector never get heard by the people who have the knowledge to appreciate it and the capacity to implement it.

2018 89

AI Use Cases For Communities & Networks

Online Community Strategy

Clearly, interest, investment and experimentation in AI by corporations is increasing year over year. Image Source: Constellation Research 2018 Artificial Intelligence Study. Recommendations of people and content.

2018 51

The Price of Oil

How to Save the World

Instead, I’d suggest you read this , or this , or this , or any of the many other articles written by people who understand the laws of thermodynamics and how the economy actually works. More people came to believe that oil would be abundant forever, at reasonable prices.

2018 65

Risky Business

How to Save the World

E very year, an organization called the Global Risk Forum presents the corporate and political elite attending the Davos World Economic Forum conference with a snapshot of their assessment of the greatest risks this elite and its vested interests should be aware of.

2018 68

The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

Leaders — corporate, political and other — lie blatantly, and deny that they are doing so. T he character that is not me lies in the sun on the warm tropical beach, listening to the roar of the surf.

2018 51

Letter of Termination

How to Save the World

Neo-Liberal Education Services LLC: The officers and “ministers” of this organization have created a massive and dysfunctional centralized system that has neglected our young people and forced many of them into indentured servitude to your other member organizations. Health services will hereinafter be a right of all people, and will be offered free of charge. Respectfully, The People of Earth. image from Fill at Pixabay CC0.

2018 63

Collapse Watch

How to Save the World

though of course these models make all kinds of assumptions, and few people understand or pay attention to them. This desolated world, as I’ve written before, will likely support less than a billion people, probably much less.

2018 46

Struggling to pick up the trash in the face of weaponized evaluation

Chris Corrigan

” These are the organizations tasked with picking up the work that governments and corporations refuse to do. As we have sunk further and further into the 40 year experiment of neo-liberalism , governments have abandoned the space of care for communities and citizens especially if that care clashes with an ideology of reducing taxes to favour the wealthy and the largely global corporate sector.

2018 41

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

Facebook in engaged in undermining democracy and articles I was reading in 2018 pointed to their intentional and unintentional aiding and abetting behaviour with respect to the elections and democratic engagement. Social media has made us consumers of other people’s content.

2019 93