The 2015 Harvest. Photo courtesy of ZeroLandfill Project.
Seven years ago, Winthrop, Minnesota, population 1,400, decided it needed an Internet upgrade.
by Maira Sutton, Cat Johnson and Neal Gorenflo
The sharing economy held great promise when it first emerged. It was seen as a way to help people build community, reduce unnecessary consumption, and generate extra income. It was based on the brilliantly simple notion that when we share, everybody has more.
Can autonomous cars give us a do-over with our cities, fossil fuel dependence, affordable housing, and also workers? Robin Chase, author of Peers, Inc and co-founder of Zipcar says yes. Or at least they have the potential to.
DeDeelkelder Library of Things in Utrect, Netherlands. Credit: Sanne van Vliet