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  1. Oct 2016
    1. The resource-based economy goes like this: In the future robots will do all the jobs (including creating new robots and fixing broken one). Now, imagine the world is like a public library, where you can borrow any book you want but never own it. Fresco wants all enterprise like this, whether it’s groceries, new tech, gasoline, or alcohol. He wants everything free and eventually provided to us by robots, software, and automation.

      I think this is achievable, if we emphasize specialized libraries and cooperative models around resources (i.e. tool/tech libraries, food banks/co-ops)

  2. Apr 2016
    1. His point: the way elections are funded isn’t “just a detail,” but an essential, foundational issue. “If you’re a Republican and you want to simplify the tax code, there’s no way to simplify tax code as long as this is the way we want to fund campaigns,” he said to CNN. “If you’re a Democrat and you want climate change legislation or real healthcare reform, there’s no way to get those reforms until you change the way you fund elections.”

      Elementary, my dear friends...

  3. May 2015
    1. Developing code for an FPGA is actually describing how the above pieces are configured and interconnected.

      Great way to describe this!

  4. Apr 2015
    1. What features are included in my Founding Membership? 1 year pre-paid subscription Subscription begins v1 release, late Spring 2015 Life-time subscription rate of $8/month 7 Sites, custom domains OK Pretty much unlimited contributors, storage and bandwidth Commerce engine, due late 2015 Grid NFC Token (limited gold edition)

      Reduced monthly cost for life and 7 sites with customizable domains

      Pretty much unlimited contributors, storage and bandwidth

      I assume this mean you can share your sites with others?

    2. Do you need to learn code to use The Grid? No coding is required to use The Grid. Just do what you're already doing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Post images, video, and content to your site and our AI Designer will make it beautiful. If you know code, you can extend functionality using our platform tools and API.

      Coding skills are a plus but not necessary. Accessibility!...

    3. Can I migrate my existing website into The Grid? We will provide tools so that you can migrate your existing website, however, there will be some limitations depending on how your website was built. In addition, third parties can use our APIs to build tools that can add additional functionality for migrating content.

      Site migration is a plus!

    4. Do I own my content on The Grid? Yes, you own your content. The engine AutoDesigns your site, publishes it, and stores it on Github. Your source content will live in a Github repository that you can access and download anytime.

      Is access private/public?

    5. you post to your site

      Supposedly as simple as sharing to any social website

  5. Mar 2015
    1. Machines that Make The Machine that make project at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms seeks to develop low-cost machines that can be made using CNC equipment, like available in fab labs.
  6. Feb 2015
  7. biocharfarms.org biocharfarms.org
    1. Algae may also be an interesting option and could be fed with CO2 coming off of the flue gas stream.

      Biochar could possibly be part of a biofuel producing algae ecosystem...