One's personality is both a composition and reflection, but if I have to choose one of them, I will choose reflection as the "self" is more important to me than "me". One's composition may change, walking across the cultural landscapes and climbing the social ladder but one's self is tied to one's reflections. The fun part is that reflections are not bound to "Time-Space" barriers ( it is not time-space) and respective mental constructs, which have grown so thick over ages, that they had reduced the image of humans to Sisyphus, rolling different sizes of boulders on hills of different heights.… As the name of this Blog indicates, knols are my perspectives on topics of interests, sweet/bitter experiences or just doodling :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Open sourcing as 99%'s technologies

To me 99% is not just an economic movement but a global individualistic movement that have been inspired by power of internet. There are growing awareness and agitation against monopoly of corporations over creation and distribution of wealth and technology and inspired by spirit of internet, open sourcing are becoming as a means for global resistance. Rationally speaking, corporations are responsible for availability of technologies and world need them for bringing newer ones but at the same time, their unchecked monopoly are creating new classes in society. To check their monopoly and keep the individuals' information integrity and freedom, open sourcing is the technology of 99%.

As technology stands at the core of both creation and distribution so people try to come up with innovative ideas. If Wikipedia and Wikileaks are efforts to liberate information, the bitcoin (I am not sure about its credibility yet so I am just curious how next generation digital peer to peer exchange technologies will evolve; Just for sake of information I have provided a video at the end of this knol). The experiments of the alternative and decentralized currencies have not been successful yet because of their limited usage yet they provide space for thinking out of the box. Besides who knows if a peer-peer technology emerges that totally change our concept of currency or wealth. Seems very idealistic but as Sherlock Holmes (character) says, "I suspect nothing and I suspect all" so we can appreciate these ideas by considering who knows....

Reprap printer, again an open source technology for designing and manufacturing plastic goods are another effort to make people manufacture things and lessen their dependencies. I am not sure how future technologies will help in liberating individuals but meantime this device is a must have for schools where students want to nourish their creativity and put their innovative ideas in practice... (I would appreciate if you share more open source technologies with us)

RepRap from Adrian Bowyer on Vimeo.

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3 comments:

  1. We can add Linux, as an open source "Operating system to the list... Cheers :)

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