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The Sharing Economy’s ‘First Strike’

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A good read about a brewing conflict between Uber and their drivers.

A few things came to me reading this:

  1. There needs to be discernment between the Sharing Economy and the parasitic tech-bubble that grew alongside it. What has struck out is the greedy-tech, not the spirit of sharing.
  2. The strike came very quickly – 3 or 4 years … what may have in previous evolutionary cycles taken 30 or 40 years.
  3. The “technology” being used to meet this challenge is old and obsolete … unionizing and striking. A more relevant and modern technology is … a better technology.

The comrpomised underlying values of Uber (parasitical profiteering) have emerged very quickly and its faults and shortcoming outline an opportunity for another group of entrepreneurs to iterate and produce a better implementation.

Maybe what will happen to Uber will be something like this.

I am enjoying seeing the motivation for profit succmbing to itself.

 

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