Today’s episode focuses on a thought experiment — assuming technological unemployment happens and capitalism continues in its current form, what new platforms might allow average folks to monetize the remaining scarce resources? What kind of jobs and economic platforms might arise in a future of automated labor? We discuss current platforms like Kickstarter and Etsy and we wonder about their continued robustness. We also propose a platform for monetizing the attention of the unemployed and discuss the possibility of monetizing slack computing resources through Distributed Autonomous Corporations. We discuss the wisdom of making many small bets over single large bets and wonder whether a distributed black mail platform is in our future.
- Review the Future Episode 10: What Will Remain Scarce in the Future?
- Review the Future Episode 14: How Might We Respond to Technological Unemployment?
- Kickstarter, Etsy, Taskrabbit, Airbnb, Threadless
- Distributed Autonomous Corporations