In some cases, your competition isn’t even limited to other individuals.
“Crowdsource” To split a task into smaller pieces and unleash it to millions of people around the world.
Wikipedia’s 13 million articles are all written and maintained by the crowd.
Threadless™ finds t-shirt designs to sell from submission and voting by the crowd.
Multiple projects are currently digitizing physical books, but computers can’t always decipher the scanned text.
ReCAPTCHA works by presenting people with two words to retype when they go to create a new account The first word verifies on a partner website. that you’re human. The second word is from a scanned book that a computer could not read.
Roughly 200 million ReCAPTCHA puzzles are solved each day.
Each one takes about 10 seconds, but in total they amount to over 150,000 hours of work every day.
ed in the To stay employ workplace of the future you need to stand out.
The future of work is… ON DEMAND
No one is going to guarantee you a lifetime career.
Many businesses are choosing contract relationships over hiring new employees.
The word “career” is as outdated as the word “typewriter”.
Project teams at work are beginning to resemble movie production teams.
Independent individuals with unique talents get together to work on a company’s project.
At the end, they all go their separate ways. They might work together again in the future. They might not.
“Virtual Teams” A group of individuals who work across time, space, and organizational boundaries using collaboration technology.
In 2006, more than 28 million Americans worked in a virtual team at least one day per month. SOURCE
By 2010, that number will grow to over 100 Million. SOURCE
Although home is still the most common location, millions of virtual team members work from just about anywhere.
It’s a whole new paradigm.
So why should you consider this?
Because in the future of work… Transparent Flat Competitive On Demand
Individuals will have more freedom and power than ever before.
Your earning potential will be based on merit, not location.
Employers will have access to a larger and more skilled workforce.