Technofeudalism and the Rise of the Cloudelists: A New Age in Post Capitalism
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Technofeudalism and the Rise of the Cloudelists: A New Age in Post Capitalism

In the ever-evolving landscape of capitalism, a term coined by Yanis Varoufakis—Technofeudalism—serves as a vivid portrayal of the new order. With the rise of digital platforms, we have transitioned from traditional capitalist structures to a realm where data reigns supreme and algorithms dictate our desires. The Era of Free Air Television and Advertisements In the…

Unmasking the Carbon Footprint of AI: Beyond Technosolutionism towards Sustainable Practices
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Unmasking the Carbon Footprint of AI: Beyond Technosolutionism towards Sustainable Practices

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer just a vision for the future, but a reality shaping our world in unprecedented ways. From improving healthcare diagnoses to revolutionizing manufacturing and reshaping retail, the transformative power of AI is undeniable. Yet, behind the rapid advancements and remarkable potential, there is a cost that is often overlooked: the…

Transhumanist Companies
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Transhumanist Companies

Transhumanism, as a philosophical and intellectual movement, encompasses a wide range of ideas and perspectives. While there are no specific “transhumanism companies” per se, there are numerous companies and organizations that are involved in areas related to transhumanist technologies, research, and discussions. Here are a few examples: It’s important to note that these examples highlight…

Land and Housing Cooperatives: A Sustainable Path Forward
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Land and Housing Cooperatives: A Sustainable Path Forward

The rapid growth of cities and escalating property prices worldwide have ushered in a sobering era of housing and land inequality. Homeownership, once a cornerstone of the middle-class dream, now feels elusive for many, especially for young people and those in lower-income brackets. The widening gap between the housing haves and have-nots is not just…

Platform Cooperatives Deep Dive
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Platform Cooperatives Deep Dive

Hello, digital trailblazers! Ready to plunge into another tech topic that’s as revolutionary as it is collaborative? Let’s delve into the world of platform cooperatives and see how they’re reshaping the way we perceive digital platforms in today’s interconnected society. First off, what exactly is a platform cooperative? It’s a digital platform — like a…

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Systems
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Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Systems

Peer-to-peer (P2P) systems have emerged as powerful alternatives to conventional centralized platforms, particularly for their ability to support democratic processes, collective decision-making, and shared stewardship of resources. Here, we will dive into different types of P2P groups that embrace commoning principles. 10 examples of popular Peer-to-Peer (P2P) platforms: Negative impacts of P2P. While peer-to-peer (P2P)…

Commoning Groups: A Survey of the Spectrum
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Commoning Groups: A Survey of the Spectrum

As we continue to advance into the digital age, the interplay between technology and society grows more intricate and intimate. One fascinating area of exploration is the intersection between commoning groups and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The world of ‘commoning’—a term describing the collective ownership and management of resources—seems to be on a collision course with…

Ethical Gamification for a Sustainable Planet
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Ethical Gamification for a Sustainable Planet

If you struggled with this then check out my introduction to gamification. Most Fortune 500 companies now use gamification in attempts to engage audiences. However, experts claim eighty percent of businesses will get it wrong because they fail to consider their audience’s motivations and instead act out of coercive self-interest (cited in Burke, 2014 p….

The Commons Reimagined: Debunking Myths and Redirecting AI Towards Collective Benefit
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The Commons Reimagined: Debunking Myths and Redirecting AI Towards Collective Benefit

As we move forward in the ever-evolving digital landscape, the concept of the commons is becoming increasingly significant, particularly in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI). In this new AI environment, we’re faced with vast shared resources, such as data pools, algorithms, and technological infrastructures, all forming a sort of digital ‘commons’. However, in discussions…

The Gradual Enshittification of Twitter: A Close Look at the Decline of a Social Media Giant with Answers
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The Gradual Enshittification of Twitter: A Close Look at the Decline of a Social Media Giant with Answers

Twitter Decline: At the start of 2023, Twitter was a bustling social media platform, brimming with news, discussions, and a multitude of user interactions. Fast-forward to July, and the scene has radically changed. Timeline Event Description April 2022 Elon Musk initiates his takeover of Twitter October 2022 Musk completes the acquisition of Twitter and takes…