Singularity Hub has an interesting article on seven current and emerging economic models that are changing the world we live and work in:
- Crowd Economy
- Free/Data Economy
- Smartness Economy
- Closed-Loop Economies
- Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
- Multiple World Models
- Transformation Economy
This one is not really about the future. It’s about the present. It’s about using the tech we already have and how I’m doing that. It’s going to be a long one, but most of it is just how I do it. So, no need to read it all, unless you’re interested in the details.
That being said, I find it interesting how often the paper(less) discussion keeps popping up in random conversations even today. We’ve been talking about the paperless office since the 1970’s. Its imminent arrival has been predicted since the 1980’s, usually by computer manufacturers unable to provide so much as a user’s manual without slaughtering a small forest. And at a time, when buying a piece of software was habitually accompanied by a trip to the local book store. Hard to imagine these days, but in the 80’s it was really like that.