Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We Think by Charles Leadbeater

The video "We think" shows the benefits of the internet. Back in the 20th century, the purpose of people was to consume products like cars and boats. It was the time of mass production. But now in the 21st century, mass production turns into mass innovation. Now anyone in the world can share their ideas and let anyone make those ideas into a reality. Examples of these ideas, are Wikipedia and Linux as stated in the video. Anyone can edit, use, and even share these programs without paying!

Businesses use a pyramid scheme to receive money just for money's sake. These new ideas are designed not to make money but for everyone in the world to use. Anyone can take them and just change a tiny piece of the program. But over time if many people leave their piece it becomes a greatly improved idea. Hopefully people around the world see this mass innovation and use it to everyone's benefit.

Photo source, from the Flickr photo stream of tmartin: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tmartin/32010732/

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