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Tag Archive | "Economy"

Knitting, Bees & Social Dimensions of The Economy of Meaning

Saturday, February 26, 2011

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There are a group of women who gather weekly to knit at the local bookstore I hangout.  I had not thought much about this until recently NPR did an article on the resurgence of knitting. Funny thing was that I was also actively involved in another community, the Bee Guardians, which, though engaged in an […]

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Flow and The Economy of Meaning

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


In his book, Thrive, Dan Buettner, provides us with a valuable glimpse into the economy of meaning in action, when he travels to the Odder, Denmark, to visit one of its folk schools and finds that he is “increasingly convinced that (the folk schools) had helped create an environment that favored what psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi […]

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Watson the Medic and the End of the Information Economy

Friday, February 18, 2011


Recent posts on IBM’s Watson applied to medical diagnosis (see this article for example) show how advanced computers of the future will do to the information economy what computers have already done to manufacturing, namely make information processing so efficient that it becomes a small part of our economy and providing further evidence that we […]

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3D Printers, Thinking Computers & Economy of Meaning

Monday, February 14, 2011


The article, Print Me a Stradivarius on the Economist, is a good example of one of the emerging technologies that is rushing us towards The Economy of Meaning. It shows how 3D printers are gaining ground manufacturing products that we use, and how this all reduces the costs of manufacturing. True, this article is about […]

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The Economy of Meaning – The Fifth Economy

Thursday, February 10, 2011


An economy based on creation and exchange of meaning is rushing to dominate what most of us do for a living. Here we discuss the reasons. Human economy has evolved from hunter-gatherer, to agricultural, to industrial and now to knowledge-based. Each transition has been faster than the transition before it, the most recent transitions being […]

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