The Platform Co-Operative Movement
A movement is building and a new global community is forming. We had the privilege of presenting Resonate to the Platform Cooperativism conference in NYC…
Why is it more important than ever to turn online platforms into co-operatives?
As probably the most cited example illustrates, Uber drivers are currently teaching the Uber mothership how to drive, so that in five years, when self-driving cars become a reality, the company will know how to transport passengers based on their knowledge and experience. In other words, all of the human drivers will have effectively taught themselves out of a job.
The scary fact is that these scenarios are replicating themselves across industries. Having tracked web technology and its impact on society as a developer for nearly 20 years, there are few things outside the co-operative movement that gives me such hope for the future.