In alphabetical order, here are a bunch of things you can use to fill up your commute/chronic-cardio hours:
- Agorist Radio syndicates four shows:
- Anarchy Gumbo features Michael W. Dean interviewing people in the dead of night.
- Bad Quaker is wisdom and philosophy from Ben Stone.
- Citizen Radio documents State, well… the State Being The State.
- Decline to State is an ensemble talk show featuring news and discussions managed by Reddit.
- Free Talk Live a call-in show about what the callers want to talk about.
- Freedom Feens is again Michael W. Dean with Neema Vedadi talking about liberty.
Kottke’s link to a US Dollar Redesign (from a designer, not an actual US Dollar redesign) reminds us that most of us use our money “vertically” when handing it over and counting. The designs look a little plain and too much like IRS documents, which in itself has a bit of clever irony anyway. I’ll probably adopt this format for the future of ξ currency designs
In the end, we’re likely to use our own cell phones to check the validity of our money in the future, so barcodes like QR codes should be prominent, for example:
Are likely to be standard on ξ currency.
Appliances that “count” money would also be modified to “validate” money as well. These same codes should be used to facilitate account identities–perhaps with a system not unlike Vinay Gupta’s “State in a Box” (CheapID) support systems. (Why not kill two birds with one stone?)
This is a presentation, complete with speakers notes, which I gave recently. The presentation sets out Transition Towns as a response to the converging crises in the economy, energy and the environment.
via The future is all about resilience | Post Carbon Institute.