Until now the tech industry has disrupted other industries. What if the tech industry were turned into a shared resource by people and businesses that need income, and want to benefit everyone? Everyone could use the world’s best devices, software, tools and content — with Active Knowledge guidance. Could everyone gain superior abilities and achieve upward to the top of society?
Could everyone reach greatness if they use the world’s best devices, tools and content — with Active Knowledge guidance? One path to this is the sharing economy, also known as “collaborative consumption.” In this new economic model ownership is shared or rented, with wide access replacing each person having to buy each product and pay for all of it — then have it sit unused, waiting, most of the time.
With collaborative consumption everyone can use accessible products and services. The sellers and customers include people, startups, and many kinds of corporations who sell or rent products and services.
Old versions of shared ownership are already everywhere. Today’s “home owners” live in houses that are owned by banks (until the mortgage is paid), and drive cars owned by finance and auto companies (until the loan is paid or the lease runs out).
What’s new is collaborative consumption that lets everyone become a seller and a customer. When I go on a trip I can get rides in other people’s cars through Uber or Lyft, stay in an unoccupied living space through Airbnb, use any of 21 million local WiFi hotspots for free through Fon, use office space through Desks Near Me, eat home cooked meals from local people through Eat With a Local, employ a local freelance staff through oDesk, and realize there are many alternatives to traditional vendors.
Sharing’s appeal snowballed when Airbnb’s valuation was estimated at $2.5 billion, Uber’s valuation was rumored at $3.5 billion, and the range of sharing transactions reached a jaw-dropping $110 billion. (1)
With this opportunity, $2 billion in investment funding has poured into over 200 collaborative economy startups, averaging $28 million per company. (2) In reality these companies are in a wide range of categories like skills, money, equipment, electronics, office space, fashion and much more. (3)
Multiple systems enable this shared economy: Websites match sellers and customers, GPS clarifies locations and directions, reputation systems enable trust, and online payments simplify transactions.
At their core, the point is replacing one-customer-at-a-time ownership with wide access.
Considering that the tech industry isn’t creating enough good jobs to replace the jobs their new technologies take away, individuals can monetize their idle tech resources by making them accessible — for a price — to others. This could be especially important since both individuals and businesses need new ways to make a living.
Until now the tech industry has been disrupting others. But what if the tech industry were turned into a shared resource by people and businesses that need income, and want to benefit everyone?
How would that change the world? What kind of advanced digital planet might we become?
How could new tech and IP disrupt the tech industry?
Think of all the different pieces of electronics that you use today: Each designed by different people, each for its own purpose.
If you want to use them simultaneously, very often that just isn’t possible.
Inside, they’re all just digital devices. That’s it. Nothing more. They all find, open, display, fast forward, edit, store, connect and all that.
With Expandiverse Technology one part of it is Remote Control Teleportaling (RCTP). Imagine if you could use a growing number of devices all over the world, enjoy their entertainment, create with their software, use their services.
With RCTP, you can harness your different machines — and others’ — and get them on the same page, synchronized to the screens you have. Or rather, you could do this using a new family of devices — Expandiverse Teleportals — or even Virtual Teleportals which run on your devices.
It’s like having language translation. RCTP acts as the electronic translator for and to the devices and allows them (forces them, actually) to get along with you.
Sounds unifying, but is that enough to change the future of the tech industry?
(1) Horowitz, Sara, “It’s Time For The Sharing Economy To Become The Sharing Society,” Nov. 6, 2013, http://www.fastcoexist.com/3021147/its-time-for-the-sharing-economy-to-become-the-sharing-society
(2) Owyang, Jeremiah, “The Collaborative Economy,” Altimeter Group, June 4, 2013, http://www.slideshare.net/fullscreen/Altimeter/the-collaborative-economy/2
(3) Directory, Collaborative Consumption (website), http://www.collaborativeconsumption.com/directory/
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