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What’s the sharing transformation? It’s a movement of movements emerging from the grassroots up to solve today’s biggest challenges, which old, top-down institutions are failing to address.
Behind these failing industrial-age institutions are outmoded beliefs about how the world works – that ordinary people can’t govern themselves directly; that nonstop economic growth leads to widespread prosperity; and that more stuff leads to more happiness.
Amid crisis, a new way forward is emerging – the sharing transformation. The sharing transformation is big, global, and impacts every part of society.
New and resurgent solutions are democratizing how we produce, consume, govern, and solve social problems. The maker movement, collaborative consumption, the solidarity economy, open source software, transition towns, open government, and social enterprise are just a few of the movements showing a way forward based on sharing.
co-founder: Neal Gorenflo
part of sharing cities project team: Sharon Ede, Ryan Gourley (trust computer)
book: sharing cities
Shareable, Ouisharefest 2014 Paris
seats to meet – again much like app function – world widely glocal..
shared by Bert Ola – Martijn of crowd expedition interviewing Neal – mar 2015:
my drive is just – wanting more people along with me for this ride..
the american dream was about free time..
we lost sight of that dream.. the dream became about something else.. about accumulation.. about salary…
we can re think things…
12 min – coops.. task rabbit.. open value network.. spiral… blockchain
they have created – policies for shareable cities
americans spend $9000 on cars – one car shared takes car of 15 people
23 min – create ecosystems (in cities) where it’s easy to start coops
27 min – the idealists are the practical people.. the impossible is necessary
these winner-takes-all “sharing” platforms are emerging in other industries across the globe.
The good news is that there is an alternative — one that places control and ownership of digital services into the hands of its users. It’s called a platform cooperative, or platform co-op.
A platform co-op is a digital platform — a website or mobile app that is designed to provide a service or sell a product — that is collectively owned and governed by the people who depend on and participate in it
article from april 8 2018
P2P Foundation (@P2P_Foundation) tweeted at 5:31 AM – 8 Apr 2018 :
The Sharing Cities Network encourages local actors to organize face-to-face and online in multiple cities simultaneously and connects diverse stakeholders including individuals, community groups, sharing enterprises, and local governments. https://t.co/3l8rVpq934 (http://twitter.com/P2P_Foundation/status/982943998422781954?s=17)
In the paper I show how narrative framing of the sharing economy for community empowerment and grassroots mobilization have been used by Shareable to drive a “sharing transformation” and by Airbnb through “regulatory hacking” to influence urban policy
The Sharing Cities Network created the conditions for grassroots actors to demonstrate that another sharing economy grounded in cooperation, solidarity, and support for the urban commons was already underway through a “sharing transformation” in communities around the world. At the same time, Airbnb used “regulatory hacking,” political campaigning, and grassroots mobilization to remove policy blockages to commercial home sharing in key city markets to further its growth ambitions. The Sharing Cities Network succeeded in framing a new story about the sharing economy based on community empowerment that was co-opted by Airbnb’s Shared City narrative and its development of Home Sharing Clubs.
Shareable (@Shareable) tweeted at 7:45 PM – 2 Jun 2018 :
Blockchain as a force for good: How this technology could transform the sharing economy https://t.co/VZe9YWzjKqhttps://t.co/zG244aFXxU(http://twitter.com/Shareable/status/1003090145854148610?s=17)
The core idea of the Brooklyn Microgrid is to utilize a tailored blockchain to align energy consumption with energy production, and to do this with rapidly-updated price information that then changes behavior around energy.
Since blockchain can deal with these issues, reduce administrative costs, and increase transparency, WeTrust sees potential in applying this technology to people’s existing behavior around finances. “We’re realistic here,” he says
This is where the concept of a self-sovereign identity comes in. Simply put, a self-sovereign identity on the blockchain is a permanent identity that can only be accessed in full by the person or entity to whom it belongs, yet portions of that identity can be shown to any individual, organization, or agency whenever it becomes relevant.
mply’s smartphone app simplifies the process of recording student attendance, and the organization aims to increase the app’s versatility via blockchain in quite a few ways. “The longer term goal, also here is that each child and staff member gets a decentralized identity (a DID). That identity, we hope, will eventually build up to become a self-sovereign identity,” explains Joyce Zhang, project lead at Amply.
force for good.. only if we let go of money.. of measuring transactions/people
on digi town partnering w shareable (goal.. to own own city..?)
Those people need DigitalTown every bit as much as somebody who is trying to decide to buy new or used baby equipment from Amazon or from a local seller. This is a global problem, and it requires a global solution.
Commons Transition (@Commons_Trans) tweeted at 5:44 AM – 10 Aug 2018 :
Save money, reduce waste, and build community thanks to @Shareable’s 300 brilliant ‘how-to’ guides: https://t.co/taVjBBqESj. cc @carolinelucas @storyofstuff @halsparks #postgrowth #collecon #sharingeconomy #economiadelbiencomun #coops #socent #uniteforgood #activism #buenvivir https://t.co/qF3IDwuUSL(http://twitter.com/Commons_Trans/status/1027883464287244288?s=17)