“There’s an app for that!”
With no more technology than today’s current cell, wireless access, etc., and with
primary social media sources (Twitter,) and
A central figure or party, a long history of civil unrest, nor, any formally established organization, opposition movement, or call to action by religious leadership,
A couple of people came together and said.
“You know that guy who says he runs our country? You’d never guess what that no good, dictator did.”
“Why? What did he do this time?” said Achmed.
“That jerk had his soldiers come, drag me out of my house, kicked my dog, kicked my butt, and then stole my camel!”
“Really?” “That dictator guy sure is a jerk isn’t he?” responded Achmed.
“Yes he is!” “In fact, ya know what?”
“What’s that?” Asked Achmed
“I’m gonna call up my buddy, and tell him about this guy.” “My friend does a lot of that internet stuff, and I bet he knows a way to get back at that jerk.” “Because I’m pretty sure my buddy thinks he’s a jerk too…!”
Long story short;
We recently had a similar course of events occur that not only allowed a few people to vent, but also cause one country so far to be completely overthrown. All while initiating similar events region wide.
I’m pretty sure that most of us thought the end of the world was going to “start” in the Middle East! Never would I have thought that it would happen the way it did, much less with the message of peace that came with it! And with a white dove of all things too. (Look down. See that little white dove on Twitters icon? Ironic isn’t it?)
Ok, back to my point.
Using a set of circumstances that would apply just like the example,
What if, the craze everyone thought was E-bay, happened like they “THOUGHT” it happened to E-bay! (That they were the next big thing!!!!)
Which they were,.. And stil continue to do just fine, in the internet world. But, when you take into consideration the fact that the company for the most part has stabilized as a large virtual wherehouse that “IS” in reality even bigger than the “Walmart” scale we kinda try and imagine
it is, but… NOT WHAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN!
John said to Joe, “Hey Joe, I need a good used lawnmower.”
“Do you know where I might get one?”
“Why yes I do John.” said Joe.
“You on Twizzer?” he continued?
“Of course.” “Why?”
“Well,” Joe said, “There’s this craze kinda going around that everybody’s been talking about.” “They say you can somehow get exactly what it is you want, for something you’ve got just layin around.”
“Even th…?” started John.
“Yup! Even that piece of junk.” Said Joe.
“And I swear, people are sayin it’s just that easy.”
“It works like this.”
“They use the old Barter system, but there’s no store!” Joe continued,
“It’s Not like “Craigslist.”
“This is global!!!!”
You need a lawnmower.
So you text,
In seconds, you receive,
Plus a few,
Because they followed your interest in wood.
Because they followed your crafting of hand carved piano parts.
There’s little real crime around it, because there are so many transactions going on, that it’s hard to follow, and with no cash, that part kinda drops off, no records, taxes, no forms to fill out with your private information. And since it’s all “user need,” to “user need,” chances are, you’d end up risking 500 napkins to steal a stereo!
Shipping is even done for free sometimes because there’s a few of them that trade space, or a service, ect, that don’t affect you, because that part just may have already been covered.
“Do you know you sound just like one of them old timey salesmen?”
“Yes John, but you got your lawn mower didn’t you?”
“Yes Joe, I did.”
“That I did.”
The scenario above makes clear, just how easy changing globally to something can be done with today’s technology.
It should therefore follow that the obvious ramifications (reward or consequence) should also follow.
With that idea in place,
In a scenario such as the last one above, the model continues to it’s forseen goal.
Instant, global, fast paced, grows exponentially, stabilizes the deficit from the earlier model, by filling in what’s now needed to keep the new model sustained.
ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES TO ABOVE MODEL
Complete, and immediate damage to global economy as it is recognised at this time.
Action such as described would have a higher probability of damage risk to a complete social system, when applied at such speeds in a globally, networked social environment.
“Headline! “Twizzer Opens New Commercial App!”
And the above model continues.
The immediate effects would be discarded as a fad, minimised by importance, or other refusal to see, actions by the majority, which would allow the model to continue it’s growth unobserved, and will utilize exponential table of singularity model.