“As long as some people like to share as their form of control, we can have a commons.”
I came across this fantastic TED talk in Shelby this morning on a more open healthcare system. It’s awesome to see someone who “gets” the open web articulate so well how it can impact the healthcare system.
What I found of particular interest is John’s comment (above) about sharing as a form of control. Being “social” on the internet may not be for everyone - there are plenty of lurkers out there on reddit, Facebook, Twitter (and Shelby). However, the people that see sharing as a form of control (which increasingly seems to be the younger generation) have a huge opportunity to build something incredible.
There are plenty of people working on solving problems in “social” - lots of them may work at social web companies today, but I suspect they’ll be taking much of what they’ve learned and working on similar problems in health and wellness (where I think sharing is a much tougher nut to crack) in the near future.