Ecocity World Summit 2011

If the major issues surrounding sustainable urban development are an everyday concern for you, don’t miss the Ecocity World Summit 2011, in Montréal, August 22-26 @ the Palais des Congres. This major international conference will address a number of themes at the heart of ecocities: climate change, ecomobility, governance, the economy, built environment, etc. The […]

Secrecy, Wikileaks And The Death Of The Free Internet

The Wikileaks controversy has stirred up old debates about openness, government, corporate secrets and society’s right to information about its institutions. Few writers have acknowledged that the current, free Internet is the foundation, the sina qua non, of the debate. Remarkably, the Internet has survived for 40 years because it is sustainable. It is open. […]

Holographic Power Structures

The existing power structure on Earth is like a pyramid. All information and secrets are kept by few at the top of the pyramid who then distribute the information downward through the pyramid. Economically, this is known as the “trickle-down” system of the rich giving jobs to the poor. In governments, the military and corporations, […]