Could the Sharing Economy be on the fast track to mainstream adoption? This past Sunday morning CBS ran a special on the Sharing Economy. The segment covered all of the ways that Americans (and other parts of the world) are using the sharing economy to put their assets to work for them – and making better use of the things we don’t use 100% of the time.
The Founder of Shareable – what we consider the voice of the sharing economy and one of the leaders in tracking this new movement – was interviewed. He has some valuable things to add to the conversation, mainly, that the sharing economy is improving overall quality of life. New friendships are being formed, there is increased access to items and services that – under our traditional economy – one might not have, and through this people are experiencing the world in a new way. Not just in reconnecting with their own communities, but increased access to travel – having more local experiences that expose us to encounters with people , and places, we would otherwise not have come across. That’s something we’re proud to be working toward at RidePost – increasing access to travel, while making the experience more affordable and authentic at the same time.
While the sharing economy might seem like a new age concept limited to Millennials and younger audiences, we firmly believe it’s just the opposite: it’s a way to take us back to a more practical way of life that existed far before our days of hyper-consumption and ownership. Because it’s all happening via technology, we’re able to scale this way of thinking to a much broader, more global audience.
Do you participate in the sharing economy? If so, how? And if not, why not? We want to hear from you!