Making a market

In the time of Bill Gates and Rupert Murdoch, it might seem that H. G. Wells’ fear that the World Encyclopedia would end up being controlled by a monopoly could be very well founded. Luckily, perhaps, as it turns out, the changeability and complexity of the world’s knowledge, not to mention the sheer size of such an undertaking, would take it far beyond the scope of a monopoly. The global mind will be more like a market of individual learners exchanging their learning, possibly using their own “application specific currencies.”

 

 

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