Currently Reading: The Mesh, by Lisa Gansky
Preliminary thoughts – The Mesh is not a new concept – we’re just reverting back to it with the advent of Web 2.0 (3.0?)
In ancient times, we subsisted on community living. Take it from the Native Americans and the hunter-gatherers. Over the last couple hundred years, the ideals of materialism and capitalism have propelled our society and economy further and further away from community living, because these insatiable ideals are fundamentally individualistic.
Now we’ve evolved with social media and mobile technology, bridging the materialistic individualism with the ease of social interaction. That is why we’re going back to The Mesh.
Conclusion for now? We live in exciting times.