Michel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation, Neal Gorenflo of Shareable, and author John Restakis interview Catalan Integral Cooperative’s Enric Duran.
We mistakenly think nature is infinite, and that scarcity should be a source of profit. We need to combine a recognition of the real scarcity of physical goods with the real abundance of immaterial goods to generate a new and sustainable civilization based on peer to peer principles.
Our political economy
is based on a mistake – that
natural resources are unlimited, and that it is an endless sink. This false assumption creates artificial scarcity for cultural resources, destroys the biosphere, and hampers a free culture. In a P2P-based society,
this situation is reversed.
As society evolves towards distributed networks, with peer to peer based social relations, it will affect spiritual expression in fundamental ways.
The P2P (peer-to-peer) revolution didn't end with Napster. P2P is giving rise to a new mode of production, a new mode of governance, and a new mode of property. It is poised to overhaul our political economy in unprecedented ways.