Waze – Micro-Collaboration Is The Elephant In The Room

I caught a post last week on LinkedIn about a Google venture called Waze. It seems like a mash up of Google Maps and FourSquare – the article is here.

What I found interesting about Waze is that it is further proof that when you combine micro-collaboration with a need to avoid an issue – you have a motivated and empowered community that will form and dissolve at will.

waze-example

This begs the question – what are Governments building, planning, and charging us for? Are they building their version of how we will commute, share, and collaborate? If so, then around the world we most likely have Governments who are going to be left holding worthless assets when the music stops!

As the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, and everywhere high speed data becomes the norm – we’ve got to (continue) to rethink how we generate, use, and share data – Government must change how they plan, engage, and build infrastructure.

The next 10+ years are going to be very interesting.

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