@ScrewdriverDon't really understand yours analogy,nor your hatred for Fox news, must be a liberal thing. But I would
rather live in a world or country were anyone can get a bicycle if they choose,
and use it as little or as much as they wanta nd can share it or not share it at
my choosing, that is capitalism,Not in world or country
were everyone is forced to use a bicycle, or one where I am forced to share my
bicycle, or one where one is not allowed to own a bicycle or where government
at can take your bicycle away from you at will.That is communism or
So if I hear about it on FOX news it's proof that communism is taking over
the world right? You can't have 100 bicycles used 80 percent of the time,
we must have a bicycle for every person used 1 percent of the time. Good ol
greed efficiency model.
As the article mentions, the idea is not new. It is simply being adapted and
adopted by a computer-enabled generation. The more things change, the more they
stay the same. The real difference is found in analysis of the
meta-neighborhoods this sort of approach engenders. The danger is (as we teach
our kids) you never quite know who is on the other side of the computer chat.
Cyber-communities lack the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) clues that
traditional human contact brings with it. Thus, our interaction with each other
is rarely as deep and fulfilling on-line as it is in person.Cyber
communities create a sense of being alone-in-a-crowd. But so does
"hyper-consumerism." The waves rise, crash and fall. But
the sea remains. Trends rise and fall. But our basic need for honest, true and
deep connection with each other remains.
Sorry folks, "collaborative" will never be bigger than the industrial
revolution. The industrial revolution produced things, "collaborative"
produces nothing, it just moves goods around, great idea and something Americans
have been doing for decades, but it will pass if the economy every improves.