NOTE: 2 years ago. At TED@MotorCity, Lisa Gansky, author of “The Mesh,” talks about a future of business that’s about sharing all kinds of stuff, either via smart and tech-enabled rental or, more boldly, peer-to-peer. Examples across industries — from music to cars — show how close we are to this meshy future.
Comment by zasounotsukushi: Information company, not car company – I agree that’s what I see for the future. But Zipcar has left some communities feeling abandoned, and didn’t do what they needed to make the consumer feel listened to. On top of that, I think there’s way more to collaborative consumption than how they were going about it. I like the final point – we need transparency and need to share failures. People need to stop picturing a shiny and happy picture of a connected society, cynicism needs to be built in.
Comment by D.S. Wellhauser: Another faux-intellectual re-packaging/re-marketing old ideas with some pseudo-new ideas…TED is Dead.