Mittwoch, 17. April 2013

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Social Impact On Crowdfunding and Why You Matter

How to bring awareness and understanding about crowdfunding to everyday people.

What really surprised me is that, for example, education gets only 3 percent of the federal budget pie. With defense (25 percent), healthcare (23 percent) and pensions (22 percent) being the largest spending, I can not help but wonder how the federal budget structure would look like if not the Congress, but the crowd instead would "vote" with its wallets, just like it does on Kickstarter.

What does it all say? To me, I believe we are living in the age where too rapid change is happening in too short a period of time, just like the futurist Alvin Toffler predicted in his legendary book Future Shock in 1970. It is not easy for the society, it is not easy for the individuals and I am not sure the inner metabolism of the government can keep up with it either. 

But the important thing to remember is that we also live in an age where inner connectivity between individuals has achieved the heights the society has never seen before. The truth -- as humans, we are not sure we are right about a lot of things. But humility is not one of them. Without it we are basically animals disparately trying to compete over scarce resources. Any connectivity makes total sense only in a human context.

So, if you feel like coping with the reality is not the answer and you are up to re-invent the reality instead, I suggest you give up on "I am just a little person" attitude, and look around with the goal -- is there anyone I can help? You might be surprised to find out.

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