Since the publication of his post “The Next Net” earlier this year, Douglas Rushkoff’s vision of building a truly peer-to-peer alternative to the commercial web has captured the imagination of many. The idea sparked by Rushkoff’s post will guide the first Contact Summit later this month, where companies, builders and individuals will network and brainstorm “how to transform commerce, learning, and society.”

In this talk given at Hello Etsy in Berlin last month, Rushkoff speaks about the economic component of this vision, and how to build a peer-to-peer economy.

Video via the P2P Foundation blog.

To learn more about building the Next Net, read Venessa Miemis’s list of 10 projects to liberate the web.

Paul M. Davis


Paul M. Davis

Paul M. Davis tells stories online and off, exploring the spaces where data, art, and civics intersect. I currently work with a number of organizations including Pivotal and

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