It may already be too long since we had an extended presentation at Emergence Meetup, so I hope some may be interested in this event I'm presenting this coming Wednesday: Towards a Peer-to-Peer Technium.
This is being held at Hub Melbourne at the Southern Cross Station end of Bourke Street as a ticketed event, so you will need to go to https://weteachme.com/hubaustralia/towards-a-peer-to-peer-technium to sign up.
Abstract: A cultural divergence and the beginnings of reconvergence are seen around the axis of history of electronic information technologies, from telegraphy, broadcast media, mainframe and personal computers, through the internet and web to today's social media and mobile apps.
On the business side, this facilitates the growth of what Kevin Kelly calls The Technium: not just hardware and software but equally institutions and processes.
On the community side, reinvention of peer-to-peer, open sharing and the commons have delivered much of the underpinnings of the internet and an aspirational model being extended into other spaces.
Consequent booms in co-working facilities and crowd funding are starting to recombine these two sides to produce social entrepreneurs, social impact professionals and hopes for a more collaborative future with more innovation alongside less destructive consumption.
My presentation will be followed by a discussion with Hub Australia CEO/Founder Brad Krauskopf who will give his view of the future of co-working and vision for Hub Australia in this context.