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Re: A Distributed Economy -- A blog involving Linked Data

From: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2013 00:58:11 -0600
Message-ID: <CACvcBVpKT7h2qwBfh8MZ=YqzECN2Q4JBNcFmfDGEuq9Jw2kATg@mail.gmail.com>
To: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
It is an economy to me because it involves informational flows and
financial flows. These might be thought as goods and services, or just
packets of data.

On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 12:34 AM, Brent Shambaugh

> Oops, the last link is an abstract describing the
> hackerspace/makerspace/fablab phenomena.
> On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 12:31 AM, Brent Shambaugh <
> brent.shambaugh@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think I read somewhere that to meet the challenges of the 21st century
>> we must innovate at 1000 times the rate that we did in the 20th century.
>> Now the 20th century was impressive. We saw the evolution of the
>> automobile, the introduction of the airplane, a man on the moon, the
>> internet, the world wide web, the invention of the transistor, etc.
>> Unfortunately, most of this innovation is now in academia and it is done by
>> people so specialized that frequently they do not understand what others
>> are doing. I've read again and again that collaboration is key. But how?
>> In graduate school I frequently checked out books, and looked online at
>> things that were outside my field of study. After doing this for a period
>> of time, I came to the realization that what I really was doing (and
>> desiring) was finding the connections between things. I was mapping things
>> out. I also concluded that it was not likely that I would know everything
>> in my lifetime even though I may have desired to. So what to do? Enter
>> linked data.
>> If I could have things organized for my own personal use, it would be
>> likely that it would be useful as well to others. Subject areas and
>> concepts could be related. Projects could be described in terms of how
>> their individual components fit together. Other projects could use common
>> terms as well as logic so that it was apparent how they were related.
>> People would be more organized, they would get things done faster, and they
>> would discover things that they may have never thought of.
>> Projects also need to be funded though. And frequently, like projects
>> built for Linux, there are projects that depend on other projects.
>> Everybody wants to be rewarded, and deserves to. So what could happen if
>> someone makes a donation or pays for something? Well, they could help out
>> everyone else that made them successful. Enter distributed funding (
>> http://adistributedeconomy.blogspot.com/2012/03/distributed-funding.html).
>> Funding flows from one project to another based on the project's choosing.
>> Given the logic is sound, this still is a bit hard for the end-user. A
>> GUI could help. There are various means for visual queries such as Viquen (
>> http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1434099), Gruff for AllegroGraph (
>> http://www.franz.com/agraph/gruff/) , NITELIGHT (
>> https://www.usukita.org/papers/3283/details.html), MashQL (
>> http://www.jarrar.info/publications/onisw10-jarrar.pdf.htm), Quelo (
>> ceur-ws.org/Vol-745/paper_58.pdf)....etc. I believe RDF should be
>> visualized, SPARQL (or other) queries should be visualized, and
>> construction of ontologies (if possible). I feel I still need to understand
>> the mathematics behind these to say much.
>> People may also want this embedded into a front end such as Friendica,
>> Diaspora, or Apache Wave. And of course, there needs to be a way to
>> federate these.
>> Where could this be launched? Small groups. Perhaps a HackerSpace,
>> Fablab, or MakerSpace. These people seem to crave something different, and
>> since they tend to try to be Renaissance people it just might fly. Of
>> course, you still have the selling problem. I've had this problem, but it
>> was mostly due to a lack of full understanding of the subject area. So,
>> narrowing down, as Eric Ries might suggest, was a bit of a problem. I saw
>> on this mailing list that Kingsley Idenhen was trying to convice people to
>> use turtle. It's true. It seems a little bit easier to understand than
>> elf Palvik, it seems we have similar goals. Very similar. I'd love to
>> hear more. Thanks elf Palvik and Melvin for your link to the web payments
>> group. I'm not certain where it will go, but I'll see what happens. :)
>> http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/panel/hackerspaces-diybio-and-citizen-science-rise-tinkering-and-prototype-culture
>> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 9:28 AM, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <
>> metadataportals@yahoo.com> wrote:
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>>> *From:* Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
>>> *To:* public-lod@w3.org
>>> *Sent:* Monday, December 31, 2012 10:16 PM
>>> *Subject:* A Distributed Economy -- A blog involving Linked Data
>>> Dear all,
>>> This spring I started a blog that deals with Linked Data, among other
>>> things. It is called A Distributed Economy. I am not certain that it will
>>> work, or that I even will be able to accomplish it on my own. The exciting
>>> thing however, is that I am discovering that a lot of the parts of it are
>>> being built. I hope that sharing this blog will be of value to the
>>> community. I cannot claim to be an expert. Actually, my formal education is
>>> in Chemical Engineering. But it is exciting.
>>> It may be found at: http://adistributedeconomy.blogspot.com/
>>> If you'd like, please let me know what you think. I'm always trying to
>>> discover new things, and discover things I haven't thought of.
>>> -Brent
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