Scrolling on Twitter, I came across a presentation called the Future of Ownership. This slidedeck tracks and traces the evolution of the collaborative economy and it’s one of the best I’ve seen so far.
Reasons to share stuff instead of owning stuff is obvious most of the time: the average car gets used one hour a day, there are 80 million power drills in America who only get used an average 13 minutes, and an average NYC Airbnb host makes $21,000 a year sharing his apartment.
In the slides the collaborative economy is defined as:
The traditional narrative of amassing material goods and personal ownership is changing. Driven by economics, a desire for experiences, the dematerialization of reality and the collapse of traditional power structures, people are looking to share objects and experiences while working together to create a better future.
Start-ups are entering this space allowing us to share food, spaces, resources, transportation, money, manufacturing, and education.
Check out the slides, and let us know if you are joining the sharing economy as well.