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If you are thinking one year ahead … plant seeds If you are thinking ten years ahead … plant a tree If you are thinking hundred years ahead … educate the people Guan Zhong -Chinees staatsman (7e eeuw v.C.)

Edu-Tech’s Brave New World – How Education Software is Being Designed to Hijack Children’s Brains

Huiveringwekkend artikel over de “brave new world” in onderwijsland van de toekomst. Kinderen zijn een interessante doelgroep, waar veel markt partijen hun zinnen op hebben gezet!

Creative by Nature

“Many parents intuitively understand that ubiquitous glowing screens are having a negative effect on kids. But it’s even worse than we think. Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex — which controls executive functioning, including impulse control — in exactly the same way that cocaine does.

Technology is so hyper-arousing that it raises dopamine levels — the feel-good neurotransmitter most involved in the addiction dynamic — as much as sex. This addictive effect is why Dr. Peter Whybrow, director of neuroscience at UCLA, calls screens “electronic cocaine” and Chinese researchers call them “digital heroin…”

~Nicholas Kardaras, M.D., August 27, 2016

The Edu-tech Revolution has begun. At this very moment new computer games and education software are being developed to teach children academics one-to-one via computers. Following on the success of the hi-tech gaming industry, the goal is to use technology to transform schooling. See:

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Register now: PeerValue Conference #Amsterdam 2-3 September #collcons #sharingeconomy

Zojuist hiervoor opgegeven beloofd een interessante bijeenkomst te worden over de stormachtige ontwikkelingen binnen de deeleconomie, naar meer coöperatieve vormen en eigendom in handen van de gebruikers.

How Platform Coops Can Beat Death Stars Like Uber to Create a Real Sharing Economy

The Battle of Yavin where the first Death Star was destroyed. Credit: Fanpop We have an epic choice before us between platform coops and Death Star platforms, and the time to decide is now. It might be the most important economic decision we ever make, but most of us don’t even know we have a choice.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.shareable.net

Great article about the different aspects of the sharing economy. And a plea for a real sharing economy through platform coops.

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YES! Magazine publishes article on Boston’s Emerging Food Economy

Very interesting article about local food economy, social entrepreneurship and community building.

Practical Visionaries

YES! Magazine has just published “Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston’s Poorest Neighborhoods“. This is an article adapted from the piece that Glynn Lloyd and I wrote last fall in this blog.

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