The 3rd Annual Future of Money and Technology Summit was held in San Francisco on April 23rd, 2012. This was my 3rd appearance at the Summit and I must say that #3 was one of the most profound experiences that I have had a conference. FOM&T is possibly one of the most important conferences of its kind.
Several years ago, many ideas that are now becoming mainstream were fringe topics at best. At one time, the very idea that intangibles may in fact be immensely tangible, drew razor shards of broken glass from the KM community toward anyone who ventured toward such a claim. Then, modern events such as Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street demonstrated a direct challenge to very tangible “guns and money” brought by new ways of organizing communities around intangible assets.
The fringe questions of today become mainstream questions tomorrow
Now, what happens if we turn that concept into a means of producing the things that people really need instead of producing things that people don’t really need? What happens when people interact around a shared asset – either tangible or intangible – will they work to preserve the asset or consume it? What if an economy arose where the Earth is the shared asset? What if an economy arose where the individual was a shared asset? what if Both happened? What would that look like?
A Value Game
The New Value Movement Panel came together around those ideas. When I set this panel up, I created a value game – each of the people has something to gain from the success of the others on the panel. This panel shared an intangible asset in the form of a conversation.
The outcome was movement – a new value movement. Please watch this video and contact me with your thoughts – I am deeply interested in your interpretation of what happened here.
I hope to see you all at the next Future of Money and Technology Summit