By Javier Creus, founder of Ideas for Change and Pentagrowth.
An entrepreneur and specialist in collaborative economy, Javier Creus believes it takes more than one to change the light bulb, but gathering around one thousand peers working collaboratively might be enough to achieve a lot of things. According to him, organisations based in peer-to-peer alternatives can lead to new sources of trust and augmented resilience, but they eventually may have to deal with the complexity rise and effort sustaining over time. Watch the short video below to get his complete reflections on the topic. This contribution was possible thanks to the kind collaboration of the Ouishare Fest Barcelona event.
By Gregory Newby, Director and CEO of the Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation
People are naturally collaborative, social and cooperative. One of the great things about today’s globally connected networks, and the devices we use to connect to each other, is that it allows communities to form based on common interests, regardless of physical locations.
This is a major and recent change from what it previously meant to be part of a community. Although telecommunication has been a part of human life since ancient times, it is only recently that telecommunication has become nearly free: we can communicate electronically with individuals and groups without incremental costs for increased distance, or increased numbers of messages or recipients.