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rewire – powered by individual ness
june 2016 – Omidyar releases civic tech report, specific calls to action
Findings in a nutshell:
The main take-away from this research is a need for a coherent and clearly articulated vision and sense of shared identity for civic tech. If the sector can work together to deliver this, it will help attract more participants to the sector – the more people understand what we mean when we say civic tech, the more they may see their work and interests reflected in it and will be interested to actively “join the movement”.
‘do we really want to live in world where always worried @ credit score’ #
disengage from measuring/validating transactions/people
what is the right thing to look at’ #
pretty much ….either we’re spending our days.. talking about ie: trump/political-drama ness.. or.. how we could be reworking w/in money ness.. missing the opp for a nother way
next panel on privacy..
even on refugees.. give up of info to get cash..
so let’s disengage from cash ness..
thinking adam tanner ness
on need to authentic individuals with iris..
we have no idea that this can work.. because we’ve never yet given us a try.. ie: science of people
ps in the open et al
One million of the best jobs in America may go unfilled if our children don’t learn to code. https://t.co/ol2ZcWhRbX#HourofCode #CSEdWeek
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/OmidyarNetwork/status/806651759355641856
What is truly remarkable about Code.org’s strategy is their ability to engage teachers and students through a consumer-centric approach that makes learning fun and engaging.
Omidyar Network (@OmidyarNetwork) tweeted at 5:27 AM – 14 Jun 2018 :
.@Bharath_Vis: “We believe in the power of ordinary citizens to solve the everyday civic challenges they face. The idea is to aggregate individual voices so that there is no choice but to solve civic issues.” #CivicTechIndia #civictech https://t.co/1lqSXbyEps (http://twitter.com/OmidyarNetwork/status/1007223083818725377?s=17)
Omidyar Network (@OmidyarNetwork) tweeted at 5:31 AM – 14 Jun 2018 :
.@Bharath_Vis: “We will create an ecosystem of #civictech entrepreneurs to bring about a revolution in governance in #India.” #civictechindia (http://twitter.com/OmidyarNetwork/status/1007223921165230080?s=17)
Omidyar Network (@OmidyarNetwork) tweeted at 6:21 AM on Sat, Sep 29, 2018:
Business models will now need to evolve in order to provide greater privacy protections to individuals, while also ensuring inclusive innovation” – @cvmadhukar on how businesses can use the #AadhaarVerdict to move towards #GoodID : https://t.co/XgjKZrR7rG
Omidyar Network (@OmidyarNetwork) tweeted at 3:18 PM – 14 Sep 2018 :
.@cvmadhukar: It’s more critical than ever for the global community to agree on the parameters of a good digital identity. https://t.co/oc6wgMzORq #GoodID #ID2020Summit @clbtea @Reuters (http://twitter.com/OmidyarNetwork/status/1040711388757409792?s=17)
Omidyar Network (@OmidyarNetwork) tweeted at 9:55 AM – 4 Sep 2018 :
1 million children and counting are getting a better education in India with the support of #edtech. Watch @aksharadotorg in action. #EquitableEdtech https://t.co/FPb2k1o37o (http://twitter.com/OmidyarNetwork/status/1037006294371184640?s=17)
ie: 2 conversations as infrastructure
CV Madhukar (@cvmadhukar) tweeted at 12:04 AM – 10 Sep 2018 :
Our journey to #GoodID, summarised here: https://t.co/ks4TKXB2Kx. References #ID4D’s key role. Also work of @DFID_UK @wef @GSMA @ID2020 @Oxfam @mercycorps @WorldVision @SavetheChildren @1WorldIdentity. Keen 2 engage more orgs/individuals in months ahead. Join the #GoodID movement (http://twitter.com/cvmadhukar/status/1039031776595849216?s=17)
CV Madhukar (@cvmadhukar) tweeted at 10:58 PM – 9 Sep 2018 :
When science moves faster than moral understanding, ppl struggle to articulate their unease. In liberal societies they reach first for the language of autonomy, fairness, individual rights. But our moral vocab is ill equipd to address the hardest questions https://t.co/39Z9xcafq0 (http://twitter.com/cvmadhukar/status/1039015317199114240?s=17)
There is something appealing, even intoxicating, about a vision of human freedom unfettered by the given