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Federico Pistono (born on December 8, 1985 in Gattinara, Biella, Italy) is an award-winning journalist,[1] author, social entrepreneur, scientific educator, activist, and filmmaker.[2] He is author of the book "Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and Be Happy",[3] and the science fiction novelette "A Tale of Two Futures".[4] He lectures at TEDx events, conferences, universities, and symposia, such as TEDxVienna,[5] TEDxBologna[6], Z-Day 2012 in Vancouver,[7] FIAP (Faculdade de Informática e Administração Paulista), BITS 2013 (part of CeBIT) in Porto Alegre, Brazil,[8][9] and at the Istituto ITS Kennedy in Pordenone.[10] He was interviewed by several newspapers, radios, TVs, and magazines, among which are The Huffington Post,[11][12] The Wall Street Journal,[13] Folha de S. Paulo,[14] and RAI,[15] while he wrote for the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies[16] The Work Foundation[17], and Forbes Magazine.[18]

Early life and education

Federico was born on December 8, 1985 in Gattinara, Biella, in the northen Italy. At the age of 16 he was awarded a full scholarship for the prestigious United World College of the Adriatic.[19] Afterwards, he received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Verona. He continued his studies by completing the online course at Stanford of Machine Learning; and in 2012 he graduated with full scholarship from Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Center at Silicon Valley, whose studies included synthetic biology, artificial intelligence and robotics, nanotechnology and digital fabrication, energy and environmental systems, space and physical sciences, design, future studies and forecasting, policy, law and ethics.

Career

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Zeitgeist Movement

On May 2009, he founded The Zeitgeist Movement in Italy, a global sustainability advocacy organization which conducts community based activism and awareness actions through a network of global and regional chapters, project teams, annual events, media and charity work to promote a shift towards a Resource Based Economic model, where the solutions arrived at and promoted are in the interest to help everyone on the planet Earth, not a select group.

He held the position of national coordinator and spokesperson for about three years - until January 2012, but he continued to be one of the principal spokespersons, giving lectures at every Z-Day global event for the past three years in London, Vancouver, and Los Angeles.

Società Sostenibile

In 2011, Federico curated a symposium in Verona called "Società Sostenibile" (en: Sustainable Society) that attracted more than 10 sustainability organisations and celebrities, among which were filmmaker and writer Silvano Agosti, and activist Jacopo Fo, the son of Nobel Prize in Literature winner Dario Fo,[20][21] and Transition Towns, a grassroots network of communities that are working to build resilience in response to peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability.[22][23]

Education

In July 2013, Federico spoke at the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) summit 2013 in Doha, Qatar. iEARN, with 50,000 educators and more than 2 million students from 140 countries, is the world's largest nonprofit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference in the world.[24]

Social activity

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In 2007, he started "Grilli biellesi", a non-profit volunteer association with civic engagement and the protection of the rights of citizens whose topics of interest are energy, information, waste, connectivity and protection of water.[25] Later, it became a part of the largest political party in Italy, the Five Star Movement.[26]

Pistono is an outspoken proponent of Free and Open Source Software[27] and Universal Access to knowledge.[28] He spoke several times of the advantages of adopting open licenses – both for software, media, and hardware. All of his works are released under Creative Commons licenses.[29] He criticises companies for the use of DRM and patents as "instruments that stifle innovation and do not promote a collaborative society".[30]

He has been under public spotlight for criticising the lack of an Open Platform for collaboration in the Five Star Movement, and for proposing the use of the crowd intelligence from its activist to use software of Open Governance that use Free and Open Source Licenses (LiquidFeedback, Airesis).[31] His videos on the topic went viral and attracted considerable attention both from the media and the activist community.[32]

Following the attack at the party's website, the day of the candidacy for election of the Italy's President of the Republic, Pistono stated in an interview with The Huffington Post that the risk of attack could have been significantly lowered, had they used an Open Source platform with publicly accessible source code, where the community could help the development and avoid the security problems that proprietary, closed software brings; in addition to increasing transparency and participation with the public.[33]

Honors and awards

Federico received the following awards and recognitions:

See also

References

  1. D'Amelio, Lorenzo (2009). "Al summit delle Nazioni Unite ci sará anche il blogger cossatese". La Nuova Provincia di Biella. http://www.lorenzodamelio.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/LaNuovaProvincia18-11-09.jpg. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  2. Homens terão que reprogramar pensamento para competir com robôs (Portuguese). Liskauskas (May 15, 2013). Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  3. Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and Be Happy. kurzweilai.net. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 11, 2012). Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  4. Federico Pistono at TZM Interviews. thezeitgeistmovement.com. The Zeitgaist Movement (January 25, 2013). Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  5. Federico Pistono's TEDx talk about economic growth. lostateminor.com. TEDxVienna (May 17, 2013). Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  6. My greatest passion in the robots society. TEDxBologna (October 27, 2012). Retrieved on 11 July 2013.
  7. (in English) Federico Pistono - 'Robots Will Steal Your Job' - Z-Day, 2012 (Repository) (Video). Vancouver, Canada: TZM Vancouver. 2012. http://dotsub.com/view/5d0f3bf2-517f-4054-924a-5b43bb48998a. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
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  8. BITS 2013 speakers. bitsouthamerica.com.br. BITS 2013. Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  9. Você vai perder seu emprego (Portuguese). baguete.com.br (May 16, 2013). Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  10. Inaugurazione ITS Kennedy e conferenza con Federico Pistono (Italian). friulweb.eu (December 5, 2012). Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  11. Movimento 5 Stelle, blog e meetup non bastano più. Un videoappello e un documento dei grillini Pistono e Barillari agitano il M5S. huffingtonpost.it. The Huffington Post (April 6, 2013). Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  12. (in English) A Future Of Unemployment (Video). The Huffington Post. 2012. Event occurs at 23:10. http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/technology-automation-job-market-robot-manufacturing-peter-schiff/51005427fe3444529200014e. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
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  13. (in English) X Prize Chairman: Will Robots Do Jobs of the Future? (YouTube). The Wall Street Jurnal. 2013. Event occurs at 00:36. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5_C7piWWZ0. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
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  14. 'Não vamos conseguir manter o ritmo das máquinas', diz autor. Folha de S. Paulo (November 25, 2012). Retrieved on 24 May 2013.
  15. (in Italian) Federico Pistono a Lilit (Rai3) con Daniele Bossari e Debora Villa [Federico Pistono in Lilit (Rai3) with Daniele Bossari and Debora Villa] (Video). 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqeNCZj4A2o. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
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  16. Forget 1984 and Conspiracy Stories, This is the Real Thing. ieet.org. Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (January 28, 2013). Retrieved on 24 May 2013.
  17. There is no war other than the one we are fighting with ourselves. The Work Foundation (29 May 2013). Retrieved on 11 July 2013.
  18. Machines Will Outsmart Humans. We Better Be Ready. forbes.com. Forbes Magazine (April 12, 2012). Retrieved on 24 May 2013.
  19. UWC Adriatic Annual Report 2010-11. http://www.uwcad.it/. UWC Adriatic. Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  20. Simposio "Società sostenibile" a Verona (Italian). www.alternativasostenibile.it. Alternativa Sostenibile (November 5, 2011). Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  21. Simposio "Società Sostenibile" - Introduzione con Federico Pistono (Italian). zeitgeistitalia.org. The Zeitgeist Movement (December 20, 2011). Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  22. Simposio "Società Sostenibile": Ellen Bermann - Le città in transizione.. thezeitgeistmovement.com. The Zeitgeist Movement (April 27, 2012). Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  23. Com’è andata ieri. gasosimo.it. Gas Osimo (March 12, 2012). Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  24. iEARN - Conference Program. iEARN (July 1, 2013). Retrieved on 11 July 2013.
  25. Federico Pistono, fondatore dei Grilli biellesi, propone a Beppe Grillo le ricette per salvare il Movimento 5 Stelle (Italian). quotidianopiemontese.it. Quotidiano Piemontese. Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  26. Interview with Federico, author of "Robots Will Steal Your Job, but That's OK" (English and Chinese). sina.com.cn (December 21, 2012). Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  27. Interview with Free Software Association Brazil. softwarelivre.org. Free Software Foundation Brazil. Retrieved on 24 May 2013.
  28. A Future of Learning. europa.eu. European Commission. Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  29. (in Portuguese) Interview with Federico Pistono (Audio). softwarelivre.org. 2012. http://comunicacao.softwarelivre.org/bits/podcasts/frederico_pistonos.ogg. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
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  30. Federico Pistono (2011) (in Italian). Evoluzione sociale tramite collaborazione Open Source [Evolution social collaboration through Open Source] (Video). Italy: Societa Sostenibile Simposio. http://www.societasostenibile.org/it/2011/video/9-federico-pistono-evoluzione-sociale-tramite-collaborazione-open-source. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
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  31. M5S, l'attivista Federico Pistono: "Grillo Risponde Solo a chi lo Insulta". publicpolicy.it. Public Policy (December 21, 2012). Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  32. ‘Beppe, fai un bel respiro e ascolta i consigli dei tuoi amici’. ilfattoquotidiano.it. Il Fatto Quotidiano (December 15, 2012). Retrieved on 24 May 2013.
  33. Quirinarie: "l'hackeraggio come uno schiacciasassi". Lo staff M5S e la Dnv Business Assurance spiegano cosa è successo (DOCUMENTO). huffingtonpost.it. The Huffington Post (April 12, 2013). Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  34. Young Italian Knights Award - Federico Pistono. Premio Cavalierato Giovanile (February 20, 2012). Retrieved on 24 May 2013.
  35. Denmark: International bloggers meet up to think about climate change. globalvoicesonline.org (September 30, 2009). Retrieved on 22 May 2013.
  36. Help me go to NASA and change the world for the better!. rally.org. Singularity University. Retrieved on 22 May 2013.

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