Before all of you really get into the 'how to develop new forms of payment' thing, i think theres some basic stuff you have to understand about money.
the following is a quote from moneymuseum.com
a) Money is used as trade or monetary unit: In a
society farmer Fred will… Continue
Added by Jan Lampe on April 2, 2010 at 11:26am —
Actually, I have to admit this is not something we have never used before... but I dont think just because a lot of people are already participated in it makes this any less important.
so this is my post from 2 weeks ago:
In lieu of time, I will just quickly roll over point 3 from exhibit A, Embrace market mechanisms (Giving stuff away rarely works as well as
I am convinced, and so are others, that this does… Continue
Added by Jan Lampe on April 2, 2010 at 11:08am —
This is the main post for the ongoing series Changing Mindset.
The goal here is to collect and highlight a series of traits, skills and abilities that one needs to change his/her mindset, especially catering to those who have not…
Added by Jan Lampe on April 2, 2010 at 10:57am —
this might seem strange to some of you, but i really do not have neither money nor time to actually get involved right now - and considering its raining right now (which is the only reason i havent left for the library to do research) and has been for the last week, there is no water shortage anyone would have to be concerned about in my area.
but over 18 months from 07 to 08 i have raised about half a million dollars for wwf, bund and the red cross (i dont know the exact number, but… Continue
Added by Jan Lampe on March 28, 2010 at 12:50pm —
Dear fellow Evokees,
I have noticed a number of quality posts and writers here in the last couple of days that seem to get their inspiration from some form of religion.
some are written by people i guess to be muslim
, others are christians
, and i even think i found some thoughts from the thora
on a post, while others… Continue
Added by Jan Lampe on March 24, 2010 at 9:48pm —
This is Part of the Ongoing Series 'Changing
Several studies have shown the more educated a person is, the less likely this person is to have racist or anti-immigration beliefs. The more educated a person is, the more likely they are to travel to… Continue
Added by Jan Lampe on March 24, 2010 at 12:04am —
This is Part of the Ongoing Series 'Changing Mindset'
Understanding others is probably one of the most important things on can achieve - i use the word achieve for… Continue
Added by Jan Lampe on March 23, 2010 at 12:30pm —
I get up and open the window. Today is the first day of spring - at least by the calendar, that is. for the last 3 years, my neighborhood has been celebrating this day as the day solar power becomes the main source of energy for our carbon-neutral homes.
well, its been sunny for the last three weeks, most of us actually have already maintenanced the thermal collectors, but today is the day we officially get together for the first barbecue of the year.
i think of the fiasco… Continue
Added by Jan Lampe on March 23, 2010 at 12:17pm —
Vegetarianism as means Continue
to help with hunger and climate change
I do not mean to spoil anyones dinner, if you want to lose your appetite for steak, look at the Earthlings doc**entary
(narrated by Joaquim Phoenix), and I dont really feel like hearing things like 'vegetarians eat my foods food', 'if we…
Added by Jan Lampe on March 21, 2010 at 1:30pm —
i know what me and my roommate did before christmas - donating all our food to a soup kitchen before we went on vacation does not really count, but i will count collecting signatures for the german BUND network, effectively putting a bill on the floor of the Bundestag to forbid farmers to plant genetically engineered food or use pesticides in a perimeter of over a mile around a field that is grown entirely biological.
the wh*** thing passed, and clean food is a form of food security… Continue
Added by Jan Lampe on March 21, 2010 at 11:34am —
The Future of Schools?
OLPC, Classmate and the 99$ Tablet
Anyone going to college will know that you could buy a car with the money students have to spend on textbooks. Also, books are not really available in abundance in the developing world -… Continue
Added by Jan Lampe on March 20, 2010 at 1:00pm —
babies 5 months old can recognize and distinguish different rythms, the oldest flutes made from animal bones were made tenthousands of years ago.
music is probably the one language understood all over the world, and most likely one of the biggest motivators that exist.(does EVOKE have a theme song?)so what i wanna know is this: what music makes you happy, motivates you or inspires… Continue
Added by Jan Lampe on March 20, 2010 at 11:03am —
I touch the screen where it says 'new message from alchemy'.
damn. the toky food crisis is escalating... thats not a surpise, it was just a question of time. the tokyo food crisis... tfc... i think of the other tfc program i implemented. Trash for Cash was a moderate success in the developed world, but it really hit off in africa, to prove that recycling can help build communities make use of scarce resources.
good thing that was never tried in japan. all they have now is… Continue
Added by Jan Lampe on March 20, 2010 at 10:30am —
EVOKE others! Continue
Dear fellow Evokees,
I hereby challenge you to evoke others.
Right now, we have about 11,5K agents out there, thats around 2000 more than we did yesterday. That is…
Added by Jan Lampe on March 19, 2010 at 3:30pm —
so... i just finished a letter to the editor via wired magazines website (as i explained before, mr chris anderson is the editor for wired) and am awaiting a reply. lets see if that works.
Added by Jan Lampe on March 18, 2010 at 11:27pm —
A few years ago, an australian miner told me over a few beers that he did not like being a miner and that he just 'did it for the money'. That was kind of funny, because this fellow looked like he was built to be either a miner or a professional wrestler (he later told me his real passion lay with writing short stories - which is tough if you spend your time working in a copper mine).
Because I knew Australia to be a very coal-dependent country, the conversation quickly turned to the… Continue
Added by Jan Lampe on March 18, 2010 at 3:30pm —