Got a spare fifteen minutes and room in your head for a new concept?
Well get set, as Clay Shirky just lays it all out; starting with TV and the SitCom, working through to Wikipedia and hinting at what lies beyond when people do more than work their whole lives:
OK, you’re back? So FreeTime + TheInternet = BEAUTIFUL_COLLABORATIVE_FUTURE?
Where we pool together to solve all the problems of the world in whatever fashion we like? Where everyone is truely equal? Where we produce and consume? And what we’re seeing now is just the very, very beginning of what might be possible?
I’m in! That’s MY Future.