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