The Share Economy: The Economy Of The Future

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from Forbes): “The sharing concept has created markets out of things that wouldn’t have been considered monetizable assets before. … FORBES estimates the revenue flowing through the share economy directly into people’s wallets will surpass $3.5 billion this year, with growth exceeding 25%. At that rate peer-to-peer sharing is moving from an income boost in a stagnant wage market into a disruptive economic force. Technology has vastly improved on the newspaper classifieds that brokered the sweating of assets for a century. … ‘We’re moving from a world where we’re organized around ownership to one organized around access to assets,’ says Lisa Gansky, who started the Ofoto photo-sharing site, before selling it in 2001 to Eastman Kodak. …

“Ownership, the root of the American Dream, took a hit. ‘It’s changed, especially with the younger generation’ says Shannon King, chair for strategic planning at the National Association of Realtors. ‘Also they like the idea of not being tied into a property. They can move to different areas of town and live a more flexible lifestyle.’ …

“Millennials, the ascendant economic force in America, have been culturally programmed to borrow, rent and share. They don’t buy newspapers; they grab and disseminate stories a la carte via Facebook and Twitter. They don’t buy DVD sets; they stream shows. They don’t buy CDs; they subscribe to music on services such as Spotify or Pandora (or just steal it).”

My Comment: Everything is heading towards generalization, unity, and closeness. This is a consequence of a new type of desire that occur in people under the program of Nature. Certainly, it all leads to an integrated economy that will be the most cost-effective and will provide everyone with relatively equal services on the condition that people themselves will look for opportunities to save materials, energy, and labor.

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