Why are Mitt Romney + Barak Obama, Al Jazeera + Fox, J&J and + Pfizer collaborating on the future of Digital?
Edison vs. Tesla
Gates vs. Jobs
Astronauts vs. Cosmonauts
Van Halen vs. Sammy Hagar
History loves a good fight. Pick sides, dual with pistol or patent and have at it until one is left standing.
But imagine (all the people) for a minute if these bitter rivals had cooperated to worked together to innovate and create a better world.
How can open source technologies (and other gift economy) business models enable an evolved 21st century where innovation and collaboration are not mutually exclusive to making a buck - where we could be by the 22nd?