We all have our “places” where we live, work and play. We also have other places where we socialize, worship and of course the common places where we shop. These “places” are comfortable to us because we’re familiar with the environment, the layout and the communities each place represents.
What is with the Mentality of Contain and Control?
Now the battle is aimed at who controls and contains our use of the internet. However, the masses, using the very means of the internet, are expressing the desire, the motivation and the will for “freedom” from control and containment. This battle represents a philosophical shift of epic proportions.
Philosophy is the discipline concerned with questions of how one should live (ethics); what sorts of things exist and what are their essential natures (metaphysics); what counts as genuine knowledge (epistemology); and what are the correct principles of reasoning (logic).The word is of Ancient Greek origin, meaning love of wisdom. Our philosophy is represented by what we believe to be true.
Some people seek wisdom while most simply follow the wisdom of crowds. For businesses the overriding philosophy has been capture, contain, control and leverage the masses. It has been taught in our business schools for centuries and capital markets thrive on this belief system. The social web flies in the face of this wisdom with users wanting and learning to leverage “free” for self expression, connections to others. Learning the leverage of a networked world and last but not least how to obtain more collective power from “free”
The Irony of Free
Which philosophy best fits your belief system? What say you?