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The rise of an RBE is in the works

ChosunSharingEconomySo, perhaps the world is starting to pay attention to dire and impending collapse of our civilisation. Recently, a study from NASA was released in which they give us a couple of decades before our civilisation will collapse if we were to continue the trajectory we are currently on.

In the past, civilisations have risen and fallen from the Roman Empire to the Han Dynasty and even the advanced Mesopotamian Empire. It shows us that even the most technologically stable empires are fragile and impermanent.

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Future of politics. Is it relevant?

800px-Election_MG_3455“Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of gov­ern­ment except for all those other forms that have been tried.” ~Winston Churchill

Russell Brand has recently caused a bit of a stir when he advocated a global revolution to change the way governments run their countries. He spoke specifically of the system in Britain and how his refusal to vote is an example of how the current form of democracy doesn’t work. Brand explains in a tweet, “Whatever party they claim to represent in the day, at night they show their true colours and all go to the same party. #MillionMaskMarch“. Perhaps voting is futile. Perhaps we need a massive change to the system so that every one of us has our views fully represented. Russell Brand was Read More…

The Future of Learning a Language is Here!

Duolingo_banner“[We are] building a world with free education without language barriers.” -Duolingo

I have recently come across a new open source and free language learning site that just has me in awe and wonder to myself “Where has this been??”

Back in an earlier post found here I mentioned wanting to put Rosetta Stone out of business. I love languages. I love the challenge of syntax. I guess I am a linguist by hobby. I can read Greek, Cyrillic, Hangeul, Kana and of course the Latin alphabet. It doesn’t mean I understand what I’m reading though. I’ve been wanting to improve my language skills for so long but I don’t want to pay the extortionate prices that Rosetta Stone charges. So my goal was to teach myself how to code and get a website online to offer free language learning and tell Rosetta Stone to suck it. Well, it looks like Duolingo has beat me to it and I’m impressed. The website is amazing and as you learn, you progress through different levels, score points, compete against the clock and even translate documents which people can upload to get translated. Currently, only Read More…

Hyperloop FTW!

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“I really hate patents unless critical to company survival. [We] will publish Hyperloop as open source.” -Elon Musk, CEO Tesla Motors

Elon Musk is a rising star in the world of entrepreneurship that has the world in awe. He revolutionised the way we use money around the world in internet transactions through PayPal. He led the efforts for space vehicle creation to carry on the space program with SpaceX. He is also the CEO for Tesla Motors, an automobile company that prides itself on fully electric cars that are very sexy and have also implemented car charging stations along the west coast of America. But all of these projects haven’t Read More…

Working on transition – more

People going to work“I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Just a quick amendment to the previous post about a Universal Basic Income. This podcast brilliantly lays out the plan:

For more information on the initiatives for a basic income and a 21hr work week, follow the links below:

Washington Post – How about a universal basic income?

Wikipedia – Basic Income Guarantee

Business Insider – Universal Basic Income

New Economics Foundation – 21 Hours

About Time – 21 hours

Working on transition

People going to work“I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The things that have gotten many people anxious about our current paradigm of economics is that we don’t know where we’re going in the future. The world economy is still extremely slow and countries such as France are falling back into recession. Husky City has more or less laid out the main goal of a resource based economy… but how do we get there? Every little thing helps to make the transition. Such as being aware of planned obsolescence, buying only what you need, growing your own food, producing your own electric, become independent from oil, etc. But what we need are huge steps to work towards. Perhaps if we looked at achieving those goals, then we may be able to achieve a full resource based economy.

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Take Control of Energy

cool-energy-saving-bulbEnergy watchdog Ofgem chief warns of bill rises” -BBC

“Energy bill rises will outpace inflation next year, forecasters warn” -The Telegraph

“Energy prices: a political power play” -The Guardian

These are headlines that have been dominating the news every time we enter a new year. And every year, the general population are taken for as mugs. We sit stoically as we bitch and complain that gas and electric is going to go up and we are told to use less to keep the costs down. But why do we have to take it year upon year? The government doesn’t seem to have any interest in us when it comes to energy. Sure, the politicians and political parties have their pledges to import less energy and produce more green and sustainable energy on our own land. But what’s holding them back? It’s all down to Read More…

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