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The Resource The Nature of the future : dispatches from the socialstructed world, Marina Gorbis

The Nature of the future : dispatches from the socialstructed world, Marina Gorbis

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The Nature of the future : dispatches from the socialstructed world
Title
The Nature of the future
Title remainder
dispatches from the socialstructed world
Statement of responsibility
Marina Gorbis
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Large corporations, big governments, and other centralized organizations have long determined and dominated the way we work, access healthcare, get an education, feed ourselves, and generally go about our lives. The economist Ronald Coase, in his famous 1937 paper "The Nature of the Firm, " provided an economic explanation for this: Organizations lowered transaction costs, making the provision of goods and services cheap, efficient, and reliable. Today, this organizational advantage is rapidly disappearing. The Internet is lowering transaction costs--costs of connection, coordination, and trade--and pointing to a future that increasingly favors distributed sources and social solutions to some of our most immediate needs and our most intractable problems. As Silicon Valley thought-leader Marina Gorbis, head of the Institute for the Future, portrays, a thriving new relationship-driven or socialstructed economy is emerging in which individuals are harnessing the powers of new technologies to join together and provide an array of products and services. Examples of this changing economy range from BioCurious, a members-run and free-to-use bio lab, to the peer-to-peer lending platform Lending Club, to the remarkable Khan Academy, a free online-teaching service. These engaged and innovative pioneers are filling gaps and doing the seemingly impossible by reinventing business, education, medicine, banking, government, and even scientific research. Based on extensive research into current trends, she travels to a socialstructed future and depicts an exciting vision of tomorrow."--
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Gorbis, Marina
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Online social networks
  • Social change
Label
The Nature of the future : dispatches from the socialstructed world, Marina Gorbis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-233) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Putting the social back into our economy -- Social technologies, social economy -- What about money? -- The whole world's a classroom -- Governance beyond government -- Everyone's a scientist -- The era of the amplified patient -- The socialstructed future: a world of unthinkable possibilities -- Navigating the transition
Control code
FIEb17320483
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781451641189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)779266228
Label
The Nature of the future : dispatches from the socialstructed world, Marina Gorbis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Putting the social back into our economy -- Social technologies, social economy -- What about money? -- The whole world's a classroom -- Governance beyond government -- Everyone's a scientist -- The era of the amplified patient -- The socialstructed future: a world of unthinkable possibilities -- Navigating the transition
Control code
FIEb17320483
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781451641189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)779266228

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