Trust Between Strangers: Open Source Economics

Rachel Botsman: The Case for Collaborative Consumption

Yochai Benkler: On the New Open Source Economics

The quotes below are all from the two videos above, so just watch the videos, and we'll talk about the quotes in the discussion!

Technology to Make People More Human?

Last week we discussed Antisocial or Metasocial, and discovered, at the very end of the TED video, this intriguing plea:
"And so that's the request I have for everybody in this room. We are creating the technology that is going to create the new shared experience, which will create the new world. And so my request is, please, let's make technologies that make people more human, and not less."
We had a very short discussion but realized we'd run out of time last week. And so tonight the question is:
"Can you make people more human?"
I mean:
CAN you make people more human?
Can you make them less human?
Is techology the way to do it?