Using goods only when needed is a fundamental cultural change.
You might own some tools that you never use, or perhaps you have a backyard that you just don’t have the time to do anything interesting with. Until recently, those pieces of property mostly served as nagging reminders that you didn’t have enough time to do everything you wanted to do. Today, they can look like revenue streams, not wastes of money.
For more information, look no further than the Mesh, a network of sharing founded by technology entrepreneur and 2010 PopTech speaker Lisa Gansky. Gansky believes that the growing ubiquity of networked information and relationships are leading to what she calls a “mesh” economy of shared services and products. This “meshiness” not only rewards sharing over ownership, but it is also fundamentally changing our relationship with things from product to experience.
Connectivity + sharing = income. Exciting times ahead.