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Abundance by design

As part of the ongoing technology reviews, abundance and the shifting paradigm keep coming up. It’s worth looking at these concepts some more. Imperial style neo-liberal economics relies on artificially generated scarcity. Warehousing is one name for a system based … Continue reading

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TPP and International trade warfare

It was with some amusement that I viewed John Oliver’s episode about the practises of Big Tobacco. Namely, one Philip Morris International. For some years now I’ve boycotted PMI and its subsidiaries. Of which there are many.   For those … Continue reading

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Carbon capture technologies

What if we could stop making plastic out of oil, and start making it out of carbon pollution floating around in the atmosphere? That’s a good question. What if we could use all that Carbon? There are a number of … Continue reading

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Textiles bonanza

A number of industries are facing increasing pressure because of the rising awareness that humanity needs both carbon sinks, carbon based building material and fibres, and breathable oxygen. We’ve become accustomed to seeing media reports and social media awareness campaigns … Continue reading

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Hemp for 3D printing

It was never going to take long. The winning combination of a resource friendly, abundant crop and the incredible technology that is 3D printing was bound to happen sooner rather than later. Here’s five stages from hemp to fibre from … Continue reading

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More amazing 3D printing tech including replacement bones

Today’s msm featured a story about some nufty stoner who printed hisself a lego gun. And knuckle dusters. Because plastic is really good for breaking and embedding in your digits. We’ll side step the obvious, that the gun wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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A Living Income

and the accounting adjustment. The Living Income. Not basic, because we’re not talking about stuffing people in awful concrete pigeon holes and feeding them bread and water. It’s enough to pay the rent, reasonable power and phone bills (not the … Continue reading

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Sony coming to the Open Source party

Recently I was writing about the potential for companies like Sony to take advantage of internet communications and 3D printing in bio-plastics. They’re too clever to have to wait for me to make suggestions. The Playstation 4 code is partially … Continue reading

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Capitalist bushrangers

You’ll have to excuse me. I’m having a bit of a laugh. I’m a bit sort of stunned by what Tony Abbott did on the weekend. Not normal sort of, thanks now I have to clean the monitor again stunned. … Continue reading

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What the media isn’t saying about China

While catching up on China’s environmental vision, I was struck by just how much there was. Yet almost none of it was in the Mainstream media. If you use the Internet at all you will have seen all sorts of … Continue reading

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