Miguel Goede 

Curaçao 3.0

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What is 3.0?

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 8:30 AM

1.0 Is the feudal era: was a series of legal and military customs in medieval Europe that flourished between the 9th and 15th centuries, which, broadly defined, was a scheme for structuring society around relationships derived from the holding of land in exchange for service or labour (Wikipedia).

 

2.0 Is the industrial era: the era after the industrial revolution, the conversion of manually made good to machine made goods. The capitalist class and the working class are created.

 

3.0 Is the information or internet era: the world dominated by the Internet. The creative class is the driving force of society.

 

Curacao 2.0 is over. It is bankrupt. Exit. It is a dead end street. A different society will rise based on different principles for ourselves, for the next generation in Curaçao, the generation Einstein of my children but also for the younger generation of children who are at the elementary school like the Prince Bernard School in Curacao. They deserve a way to the future.

The principles of 3.0 are:

Sharing

The way forward is for based on 'Sharing', the transmission of unnecessary stuff, of stuff one no longer uses. It is devilishly straightforward. A Curaçao family of four should not have four IPads, but must share with each other. We all would not go and buy a GPS for a week driving around in Florida, right? We borrow or rent it from a Facebook friend. Through WhatsApp or Messenger we say: "Hey, I'm going to America next week, do you have a TomTom I can borrow? ". Almost immediately follows the answer: "Yes, you can get it." Or: "No, but my friend has one. Wait, I will ping him for you ". Two minutes later: "It's settled. What will you do in Florida? .... Look at my Facebook photos for tips where you should stay. I got some good tips for you. I send you the link. "

We call this The Mesh4. We will create more collective goods and services, and preferably without the politics and the government intervention. The basis of Curaçao 3.0 is the web, social media and GPS. Let stay close to Curacao. We need not look far to explain public goods. The simplest example are the beautiful public beaches we all use. One goes with the family every weekend to the beach. Perhaps one does enters a diving course to explore the underwater world of Curacao. A beautiful experience. It has worked like this for hundreds of years. We shared these collective good for hundreds of years, but we all together must keep the beaches cleaner.

References

Feudalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feudalism

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