Post by High Priestess on Jan 21, 2018 15:47:07 GMT
The semi-monopolies like Airbnb, standing in the way of progress....and what we can do about them...we can decentralize....thenextweb.com/contributors/2018/01/21/decentralization-2-0-beyond-semi-monopolies-uber-airbnb/
"Much the same happened to those once-small startup firms that built their success on the popularity of decentralized systems, like Uber or Airbnb. The very same companies that used to be on the very forefront of decentralization are now themselves the centralized systems they set out to destroy in the first place.
As the spiral of history completes another turn, these firms are now standing in the way of progress as opposed to driving it."
"In the United States, a P2P service called Arcade City, which started as a Facebook group, came about after Uber was banned from operating in the city of Austin, Texas. The service’s drivers rely on blockchain to organize themselves into teams to refer passengers to each other and coordinate their efforts.
As for Airbnb rivals, there are plenty of P2P home exchange platforms springing up across the globe, such as GuestToGuest, LoveHomeSwap, and Knok. These services allow people to swap homes during vacations with people traveling to their city around the same time."
I like it!