Links – Handling Resource Scarcity


On this page we collect links to interesting media that might help to visualize relations mentioned in the education article  (→ Handling Resource Scarcity).

Some content does not require to understand the English language in detail. Either there are subtitles or the media is designed with simple symbols.

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RSA Animate, Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come From
One of today’s most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture, Johnson provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward.

People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web. Steven Berlin Johnson is the best-selling author of six books on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience. Steven Johnson’s big-brained, multi-disciplinary theories make him one of his generation’s more intriguing thinkers. His books take the reader on a journey — following the twists and turns his own mind makes as he connects seemingly disparate ideas: ants and cities, interface design and Victorian novels.
Johnson shows us that the question we need to ask is “What kind of environment fosters the development of good ideas?” His answers are never less than revelatory, convincing, and inspiring. “That’s the real lesson of where good ideas come from: The chance favors the connected mind!” Steven Johnson
July 2010
4 Minutes

And here is the full TED Talk.
July 2010
18 Minutes
English, subtitles in 33 languages


TEDxPannonia 2011 – Prof. Franz Hörmann – Society 2.0 –
Entering a World Without Money Prof. Franz Hörmann is Assistant Professor and Lecturer at the Department for Business Taxation and Tax Planning, of the Department for Accounting at the University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna. In this talk, Hoermann presents a glimpse into his works on the development of accounting theories, an approach studying accounting information systems from a linguistic perspective (the main proponents being Yuji Ijiri, Ahmed Riahi-Belkaoui). The results of those researches should lead towards more usable accounting information systems in the future, resulting in knowledge management in the fields of accounting and semantic business modeling using predicate logic. Development of network-based cooperative software tools for “Economy 2.0”.
September 2011
15 Minutes


TED Talk: Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption
At TEDxSydney, Rachel Botsman says we’re “wired to share” — and shows how websites like Zipcar and Swaptree are changing the rules of human behavior. Rachel Botsman writes and speaks on the power of collaboration and sharing through network technologies, and on how it will transform business, consumerism and the way we live. Rachel Botsman is the co-author of the book “What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption”. She is the founder of CCLab, an innovation incubator that works with startups, big businesses and local governments to deliver innovative solutions based on the ideas of Collaborative Consumption. She is a social innovator who writes, consults and speaks on the power of collaboration and sharing through network technologies, and on how it will transform business, consumerism and the way we live.
May 2010
17 Minutes
English, subtitles in 24 languages


The Venus Project
The Venus Project is an organization depicting, as well as professing, the culmination of Jacque Fresco’s life work and serves as a foundation that represents his vision of a future without poverty, war, corruption or waste. The Venus Project is dedicated to confronting all of these problems by actively engaging in the research, development and application of workable solutions. On its 21.5-acre lot, there are ten buildings designed by Fresco, which showcase limited versions of Fresco’s architectural designs. It is partly a research center for Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows, and partly an educational center for supporters of the project. But Fresco’s work includes not only the design of buildings, infrastructure, agricultural and organizational facilities. The Venus Project presents a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture. Among the goals of The Venus Project, the salient are to produce a major motion picture portraying the future world the project promotes; constructing a theme park with the intention of exhibiting technologies and the ideas of the Venus Project; and constructing an experimental city in an attempt to test Fresco’s hypotheses. The project’s ultimate aim is to improve the circumstances in the world by moving towards a global, sustainable, technological social design that is termed a “Resource Based Economy”. Through the use of innovative approaches to social awareness, educational incentives, and the consistent application of the best that science and technology can offer directly to the social system, The Venus Project endeavors offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology, and nature will be able to coexist in a long-term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium.


“Looking Forward” by Jacque Fresco and Kenneth S. Keyes, Jr.
The book paints a very interesting idea of how an Abundance Creating Economy could be like. It helped us establish a clearer picture to create our own vision by describing the life of two individuals living in a societal system that the authors named a “Resource Based Economy”.


“Designing the Future” by Jacque Fresco
This book describes the scientific, technological and social hows and whys to set a global resource management system into practice.


TED Talk: Yochai Benkler on the new open-source economics
Yochai Benkler has been called “the leading intellectual of the information age”. He explains how volunteer-based, collaborative projects like Wikipedia and Linux represent the next stage of human organization. He studies the commons – including such shareable spaces as the radio spectrum, as well as our shared bodies of knowledge and how we access and change them. His most recent writings (such as his 2006 book The Wealth of Networks) discuss the effects of net-based information production on our lives and minds and laws. He has gained admirers far beyond the academy, so much so that when he released his book online with a Creative Commons license, it was mixed and remixed online by fans.
July 2005
18 Minutes
English, subtitles in 18 languages

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