By “integral spirituality” I mean, at the very least, a spirituality that is manifest in full embodiment, in relationship and interconnectedness, in mutuality and sharing, in autonomous creativity, and in full access to multidimensional meanings.
Michel Bauwens: Both theory and practice are important, even though they do not always coincide.
Two comments on the relationship between P2P theory and the quarternary economics of Wim Nusselder, which we featured before. My comments are in between the comments of Wim.
It would seem that the definition of the Social Entreprise is closest to that of peer production, but I would still insist that what we have there is a generalized “non-reciprocal exchange”.
There is a recurrent debate on the internet, summarized here, about re-intermediation through the new gatekeepers.
Christophe Lestavel has sent us a number of questions and challenges, about how peer production will affect both the private sector and the state.
We can therefore expect that peer to peer will mold not only autonomous peer production, but also the market and the state.
Relational spirituality defines itself in contrast to the vertical spirituality that focuses on inner transformation alone, in abstraction from the relational basis of human life; and in contrast to the authoritarian aspects of many traditional and contemporary spiritual paths.
I recently had the opportunity to meet with Ross Dawson, author of the book Living Networks, as well as his charming and very smart wife, while they were passing through Chiang Mai on a holiday.
We recommend the reading of Wim Nusselder’s vision of the evolution of economics towards a quarternary stage. We summarize his views, give excerpts,and offer some addtional commentary at the bottom of this entry.
Network neutrality is the principle that obliges data carriers, the telecommunication companies that transport internet traffic, to not discriminate as to the content that they transport, they are ‘neutral’ towards it.
I have tried to put my case for peer to peer, in a succinct format and adapted to the region where I live, it could in my mind be used as a syndicated column that would appear with country-specific references.
In my presentations on the emergence of the peer to peer mode of production, governance, and property, I always insist on the difference between decentralized and distributed systems, with P2P applying to the latter.
Who owns the wisdom of crowds?
The first law of community effects is the simple linear addition of visitors, which increases the audience.
Peer to peer is a relational dynamic that arises in distributed networks, and these distributed networks are increasingly becoming a dominant organizational format in all areas of social life.