Ripples from the Occupy movement

It's been nearly three years since the Occupy movement burst onto the stage and made it's splash. It highlighted global inequities and the failures of big power and money to ensure we attend to the well-being of all members of society.

One of the ripples has come from of a small group of people in Wellington, who have focussed on building tools to facilitate the discussion and consensus decision making process across groups, without them having to be in the same place at the same time.

From a foundation of several successes under its belt, that include the tool being translated into multiple languages, launched a crowd-funding campaign a month ago, with a goal of $100,000. It has just closed and the total given is over 123,000 so they will now go on to make the next version of the software, which includes a mobile app. Loomio is commited to keeping the tool open-source and free, while inviting support from users who can afford to give and support its ongoing development.

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Google PowerMeter - bio feedback to reduce consumption

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The Unnoticed Technologies

When people talk about the role of technology in the future, most of the time the technologies they have in mind are the flashy ones – that is, those that haven’t been around long enough to slip into the background texture of everyday existence. Especially in periods of decline, though, it’s far more likely to be the technologies so common they’re hardly noticed that determine, by their survival or disappearance, the fate of societies. » Read more

Technological solutions for global warming

I believe I've found a way to immediately cool the Earth cheaply and simply, profitably turn CO2 from coal-fired plants into fuel, de-acidify the ocean with a practical mechancial method, and produce cheap, clean, abundant  power portably: » Read more

Farmer in Chief - Changing Food, Changing Climate, Addressing Peak Oil

Here is the video of Michael Pollan being interviewed on Web 2.0 Summit. When you have watched this to the end, and been inspired by the possibilities, take a look at and specifically the Ooooby Store


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If you don't have fast broadband, you can get some of the information from the following letter to the President (Which obama read and quoted from just prior to the election). The letter doesnt however talk about the exciting changes at the social level, which is where the opportunities are for people involved in initiatives like Transition Towns.Michael Pollan, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, is the Knight Professor of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author, most recently, of In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Source: Eco Literacy » Read more

Interesting Stuff

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It makes for interesting reading, seeing where different minds are focused and what they are developing and exploring...

A more efficient generator could convert more of the wind's energy into electricity. » Read more

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