The Sharing Economy
During the Dotcom boom, its evangelists said that most consumer good purchases, b2b, communication and networking would soon be done online. Anyone not immediately putting their effort into going online would miss the train and go out of business. News media, such as the Wall Street Journal and Forbes encouraged the public to invest in companies despite many of the companies’ disregard for basic financial principles.
The bust of many companies were inevitable because just quickly growing a user base at all cost did in fact only create a cost, when the monetisation failed to materialize. The network itself can’t be monetised. But for the people that really understood the technology, the belief that this technology would create the new information society remained intact. And they were right. All the prophecies have now become everyday life, and we already live in the first stage of the information society.
But many of the problems of the industrial, nation based societies remain. The technology has come to be used against markets and the freedom of information. Big players are forced to assist the political elites’ whims, or have become the elites themselves.
Awesome tools for dictating markets and amending communication has been put in place. Google has suggested auto correcting unwanted language, governments have obtained tools for surveillance by getting access to communication hubs such as Facebook, Skype and Gmail . Financial transactions are controlled and development is put in stasis by regulations.
The decentralisation that made the Internet successfull has degenerated into the perfect environment for industrial espionage and political coercion[sesame credit]. In the same way that technologically minded people saw the rise of the Internet, we anticipate the re-decentralisation of it.
Advances in technology, application of game theory, gamification and cryptography will eventually put another layer on top of the existing Internet, making outside intervention impossible without anything less than bringing the whole network down. Blockchains and peer to peer will change the concepts of ownership and money that we have today.
Social networks will be mathematically impossible to penetrate and money will no longer be a conspicuous instrument of hidden taxation and maintaining government power. People will be able to trade bandwidth or computing power boundlessly. Being anonymous on the Internet will again be effortless.
We are conducting research and market analysis to support and profit from the rise of this inevitable evolution and re-decentralisation of the Internet.
We seek to contribute in the long term by remaining open to business opportunities globally in rapidly changing jurisdictions; not balking at national or linguistic barriers.