My Closing Keynote At The Collaborative, Peer and Sharing Economy Summit
NYU and The NYC Partnership (the chamber of commerce for NYC) held a conference last friday on the Collaborative, Peer, and Sharing Economy. I was asked to give a closing keynote. I don’t believe it was filmed. If it was, I will post the video here when I find it.
Instead of wrapping up and summarizing what had been discussed, I decided to look out ten years and think about where this sector is headed.
Here is the outline I prepared before going on stage. The talk was only 10 minutes.
- Networks are replacing Hierarchies
– Peer Networks Are The Most Powerful
– We Are In Stage One Of This
* your new boss is the same as your old boss
– We Are Still In An Age Of Centralization
* facebook, twitter, uber, airbnb
– Decentralization Is Next
– Look At The BlockChain For A Model Of Decentralized Commerce
* Gambling Without A House
* Stock Trading Without Exchanges
* Real Estate Transactions Without Deeds
* Transactions Without Clearinghouses
– The Regulatory Challenges We Discussed Today Are Just Scratching The Surface
– The Ultimate Sharing Economy Is A World Of Peers Without Middlemen
– We Will Get There But We Are Not Anywhere Near There Yet