Stack Overflow, Airbnb, TaskRabbit – how are these and other collaborative marketplaces giving people control of their economic activities? How is the reputation currency you develop on these sites unlocking a sense of power and trust that adds value beyond those environments?
“There are only a few windows in history where the opportunity exists to reinvent part of how our socioeconomic system works. We’re living through one of those moments. I believe that we are at the start of a collaborative revolution that will be as significant as the Industrial Revolution. In the 20th century, the invention of traditional credit transformed our consumer system, and in many ways controlled who had access to what. In the 21st century, new trust networks, and the reputation capital they generate, will reinvent the way we think about wealth, markets, power and personal identity, in ways we can’t yet even imagine.” Rachel Botsman