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STOP CISPA

Posted in Culture, current events, Democracy, Government, politics, Power, Society, Technology with tags , , , , on 21/04/2013 by Living out of Eden

Diapositiva2http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber_Intelligence_Sharing_and_Protection_Act

Diapositiva1http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber_Intelligence_Sharing_and_Protection_Act

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Government 2.0

Posted in Culture, Democracy, Economy, Government, Philosophy, politics, self-managed, Society, Technology with tags , , , , on 18/03/2012 by Living out of Eden

Many of us might have envisioned projects like this, since WWW 2.0 appeared.

Technology had such an impact in every aspect of our lives, that it’s almost impossible not to get lost even in the concepts of a possible strategy, for there are so many layers and levels of complexity that, this time it’s true the expression “Sky is the limit”.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hinchcliffe/building-a-vision-for-government-20/467

However, although this might be the first time I see a project like this take shape, it still has it’s roots in keeping the same structure of Democracy, as it has ever been: Local, State and Federal Government.

My belief is that this same structure is what needs to be turned upside down. Otherwise, we will only be making more “digital” the current human and physical processes.

It’s going to be 3 years soon, since the post was issued.

How far will we be able to take this vision?

A start?

Posted in Culture, Ethics, politics, Society, Technology with tags , , , , , , , , , on 14/05/2011 by Living out of Eden

Politics and Internet

Posted in Culture, politics, Society, Technology with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 23/04/2011 by Living out of Eden

 (Image borrowed from “Life Examinations” blog)

Same as in other fields, Internet is by far more enabling, than the way it’s currently being used.

Although Modern Movement developed its philosophy based in already existing materials, social structure and imagery, it exceeded by far the expectations of its time. In fact, there are examples that “look” modern even today, after more than 80 years.

However, being “avant-garde” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avant-garde) is much more about innovation, than invention. It doesn’t bring creation out of nothing (although Modern Movement claimed a “tabula-rasa” status to be imperative as a starting point). It’s a fact that not only Alvar Aalto, Mies van der Rohe or Walter Gropius based their designs on the background of traditional architecture, but even Le Corbusier proved to be more “traditional” than he was considered to be.

What I mean by this is that, even when we are being able to get access to it from our phones and it seems it has already flooded our everyday life, Internet is still today at a very primitive stage. There is much more ahead to explore than what has been already developed, and it is not a matter of new technologies but just to put our imagination to work and think all its potential still to be unveiled.

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