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Worth pondering... a powerful, useful way to think about changing how we share economic growth.

"1 in 10 dollars of income produced in this country is paid out to the richest 1% without them having to work for it." - UBI for the 1% already exists. Shouldn't we consider expanding it for the 99%?

https://medium.com/@MattBruenig/the-ubi-already-exists-for-the-1-d3a49fad0580#.pvo0hldri
The universal basic income — a cash payment made to every individual in the country — has been critiqued recently by some commentators…
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Rolling out this year... driverless car rental shuttles and more!

Ten years, lol!

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-03/it-s-aye-robot-as-driverless-cars-finally-steer-near-showrooms
Car electronics supplier Delphi Automotive Plc went coast-to-coast in 2015 in a self-driving Audi Q5 sport-utility vehicle to prove the autonomous automobile had arrived.
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It's been a fascinating year watching progress on autonomous vehicles in particular. Going from early in the year many articles saying its 10 yrs to never, then a shift to it looks possible but still far, far away, to then a few months of who's doing what merging to speculation on will software or hardware prevail. Then it shifted to the non-technical challenges like laws and driver behavior... (with states then competing for the work in their states e.g. Uber shifting from CA to NV).

But now with at least three small fleets on the roads getting better by the day its now becoming a production problem... how fast.

And the benefits are showing themselves with precog like capability! And this is before we getting working V2V communications.

Expect significant roll-out and the beginnings of disruptions in 2017. (And not just in autonomous vehicles, but robotics and AI generally, everywhere...)

http://qz.com/873263/watch-teslas-radar-tsla-predicts-a-collision-and-starts-braking-seconds-before-it-happens/
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A wonderful, heartwarming, affirming reliving of a truly historical moment. Wow is right.

http://www.businessinsider.com/spacex-rocket-landing-video-natgeo-mars-2016-12
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Fascinating business model using anonymous experts to source your algorithms/work. Some interesting application for securing private data, which the article goes into at some detail. A point the gloss over is the direct payment to these anonymous workers using a digital currency (bitcoin), with no withholding for government implied (withhold for whom, they are anonymous). Points to the need to shift from an income based tax system to consumption as digital currency takes hold... especially true as more an more efforts become trans-global like this one with persons across the globe working on projects.

https://www.wired.com/2016/12/7500-faceless-coders-paid-bitcoin-built-hedge-funds-brain/
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Status looks to be a unique and innovative new UI and tool for managing and using cryptocurrency, beginning with Ether.

Seems definitely worth watching and checking out. Better UI's and tools are part of progressing the transition to decentralized digital currency -and its attendant personal freedoms.

https://status.im/

Status is a mobile DApp browser and messenger for Ethereum. Join us in making Ethereum part of our everyday lives and interactions.
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A powerful, useful formalization for understanding and using Ethereum based blockchains (and a useful overview of ontologies).

https://media.consensys.net/ethon-introducing-semantic-ethereum-15f1f0696986#.3yyup97k0
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It will be interesting to see how a cabinet full of business leaders use to private travel, 5 star resort hotels and many likely never seeing a grocery store or gas station deal with policies to help the avg Joe with realities they have no awareness let alone understanding off.

No doubt will have some hilarious "Let them eat cake' moments...

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-28/as-populists-won-2016-ballots-world-s-richest-made-237-billion
In a year when populist voters reshaped power and politics across Europe and the U.S., the world’s wealthiest people are ending 2016 with $237 billion more than they had at the start.
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2017 is shaping up to be a year of significant change in transportation and other AI & robotic applications.

Good summary... http://arstechnica.com/cars/2016/12/two-roads-to-the-same-place-2016-and-the-future-of-self-driving-cars/
2016 was something of a watershed for autonomous vehicles.
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Trumps assertion (odd at that) that conflict of interest laws do not apply to him are not correct.

Not only does the constitutions emoluments clause clearly apply, but so do many other statutes. Notably many laws that protect against insider trading which can be an easy line to cross.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stock-act-donald-trump_us_5859c045e4b0d9a594566921
The Stock Act's author explains the insider trading law will be extremely difficult for the next president to follow if he keeps his businesses.
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Not my mere speculation - http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/14/nyregion/donald-trump-democrats-lawsuits.html?_r=0

Breaking securities laws can and will be watched closely by New York, among others.

Trumps family members and associates actually, likely, have far more to worry about.
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More interesting info on 'Status' and its capabilities. Looks like lots of creative possibilities, an excellent friendly tool for dApps.

https://blog.status.im/ethereum-devcon2-c000d1311ca7#.3h6avls3z
Reuters link: http://reut.rs/2dKpXCD
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I'm not sure the long term potential for SteemIt but it is helping to discover and learn the nuances of making a community owned social site work.

I check in to SteemIt at least daily. But its activity, depth and breadth of content hasn't quite made it over the proverbial tipping point for me... I keep hoping though!

http://www.the-blockchain.com/2016/11/28/blockchain-startup-steemit-alters-economic-model-due-community-demand/
Blockchain social media startup Steemit, has announced an impending hard fork that would modify the Steem Blockchain’s economic model to better benefit its existing community, and on-board more sho
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Investigation, science, reason and learning allows one to better understand and delight in the world that is than to fantasize about a made up, imaginary fictitious world that isn't.

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    Director, Facilitator, Standards Developer, 2010
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