This panel was about the huge shift that’s taking place toward sharing—from car sharing to companies like Netflix. Naturally, sharing is a virtue and completely embodies purpose. Less selfishness means our world becomes a better resourced, better place.
Some nuggets that made me think:
-Studies show people are drawn in by the altruistic aspect of sharing. If it saves them money AND helps the world, people are motivated to share. (Yay, humanity).
-While the world is coming around to sharing, no one in the room would take a ride from an anonymous stranger on Craigslist. So there are solutions popping up to help with the trust issue–i.e. John Zimmer is founder of zimride, which establishes private social networks people can trust for ride sharing. (more…)