As I write this I’m stuck on the London Express bus going into London from Stansted. We have been stuck in traffic for an hour now. The is bus sitting there right next to the pavement. We have been talking to the bus driver about letting us of the bus. He says he can’t because there is camera in the bus watching him and he will lose his job if he do.
The irony in all this is the reason I’m here in London in the first place. I’m here to watch Seth Godin talk tomorrow at Imperial Collage. Seth is a big speaker of the effects of leaving the old industrial economy and entering the new connection economy. In this old economy fear has been used just like this. To keep workers in place to keep them from caring.
I get that the rule is there for our safety. So that we don’t get of in the middle of the road. So that the company can’t be hold accountable in case of an accident. In this case it would of course be totally risk free. Still it’s not a decision a mer grunt can make on his own. Fear and rules keep everyone in place.
Tomorrow I will take part with many others in acting out what we can do in this revolution in making a better society. We will be meeting Seth Godin together with many peers. Among them is Helena Roth who is the one who made me come here to London to see Seth in the first placed. She took another flight and is now waiting for me at our AirBnb home here in London.
Helena and I are also taking a big MOOC from MITx together called Transforming Business, Society and Self. An online course about the very same thing. It’s about a new way in acting together to create a better world. Read more about it here: Transforming Business, Society and Self.
I, for one, welcome this new Connection economy. Can I please get of the bus and walk now?
I’m Captain Future
At least I have Milk and cookies 🙂