Oh my god! We have just 20 years in order to do something that’s pathetic — which is to give ourselves a 50/50 chance of staying at two-degree global warming. We really have to get focused on the fact that this isn’t for our children, or for our grandchildren. It is happening at this unbelievable pace right now, and we have no time. We really, honestly, truly — we’ve squandered all the time.
We can’t solve exponential problems with linear solutions. And we are absolutely facing an exponential problem right now. And this is where my response is, “try the peers-incorporated paradigm,” because it is honestly the only thing I can see that can deliver the speed and scale of what is required.
I’ve been really on the beat to get people who are thinking — who have great solutions, or who have money to pour into solutions — in terms of platforms. The best answers have to be platformized. I think there’s one of two things that everyone should be doing. One is building community, and two is building platforms. And if you aren’t working on one of those things, you’re wasting your time.
But it’s also exciting to think about. We’re now opening up all of those brilliant people, and their innovations and their creativity in really productive ways. We now are offering the ability to discover and give voice to the creativity that is found in populations.
Do you have suggestions for people who are interested in participating in this collaborative economy to get involved?
They can join Peers.org, which is a new organization that connects people participating in the shared economy. They can also use the services identified on Peers Incorporated, another website I manage. I’m trying to give the diversity of sectors in which this business model is happening, and give a flavor for why it’s a compelling business model. I just am struck again and again how incredible it is to see the diversity of things that I think are [using] this business model.
From TED Blog