As for the capitalist system, it is likely to remain with us far into the future, albeit in a more streamlined role, primarily as an aggregator of network services and solutions, allowing it to thrive as a powerful niche player in the coming era. We are, however, entering a world partly beyond markets, where we are learning how to live together in an increasingly interdependent, collaborative, global commons.
This is a good and important summary of where I believe we’re heading. As costs for “stuff” approach zero, we’ll need new ways of understanding the role of business. It may well be that “nonprofit” is no longer reserved (at least mentally) for charitable organizations; imagine what it would be like if Facebook or Amazon operated officially as nonprofits?
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