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We live in a system that is inherently abundant and yet somehow we don't believe it.
Just beginning to glimpse the bare outlines of a new economic system entering on to the world's stage.
This is the first new economic system to merge since the invent of capitalism, and its antagonist socialism in the early nineteenth century.
It's a remarkable, historical event. It has long term implications for everyone of us, our children, and our grandchildren. This new economic system is the collaborate commons.
Financial inclusion could be something that we resolve pretty quickly in the order of one or two decades. So, certainly. So I imagine a philosophy of abundance economics where the first step is moving to the automation economy, and meeting all material goods needs of all persons worldwide.
So that's the first move into material abundance. And this may be implemented with guaranteed basic income initiatives for all persons executed via block chains for example.
Well, this is where the notion of self-sovereign identity becomes very important. He who enrols, controls.
So if the government issues identity credentials, the bank does it and basically they are the control point. So we're talking about a new kind of third party organization. Not a private sector, not a public sector. It's more like an open source sector.
There's a lot of economic necessity behind this. If all of your competitors are using open source, well, if you're not. If you're not taking advantage of that rapid innovation, if you're not taking advantage of that completely free resource, then you're lagging behind, and for absolutely no good reason.
It's almost like you have to be using open source. So using open source is now just table stakes. That's just entry into the game, bottom level.
So we can go op on this internet of things now and we can take that big data flowing through the system from the devices all the way to these three internets. And any of us with our own apps, and our own mobile technology will be able to use the big data, and combine it with analytics to create our own algorithm, just like the big guys at Google. And it won't be rocket science, because those apps will be programmed for us.
What's making these social commons now more relevant than any time in the past is this Internet of Things. Because the Internet of Things is a general purpose technology platform that's designed to be the technological soulmate of the social commons. The whole design is to be a distributed, collaborative, scales laterally, not vertically, and it rewards collaboration across these lateral networks. It creates a sharing community.
And then the second move for me is: Great, so all of our material needs are met. What's next? And so the productive employ of human energies will be in this other next fase: the actualisation economy, where successful economies focus on the production of social goods that we care about. Which are things like trust and autonomy, and recognition.
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