In the early 1970s, a new sound sprang from
Rock â€˜nâ€™ Roll + Democracy = Punk.
First punk took over
Today gaps between producers and consumers are shrinking everywhere. Many of us are now more like what Alvin and Heidi Toffler once described as Prosumers â€“ doing-it-ourselves and producing as much stuff as we consume.
Purpose is becoming more important to more people; which is why nearly half of young professionals today say they would choose to avoid working for an employer that showed poor social responsibility. Itâ€™s why we recycle, itâ€™s why more of us are driving these, and itâ€™s also why car manufacturers are coming out with awesome new things like this and this.
But this new D.I.Y. ethic is also about rebelling. Apple canâ€™t tell us to use AT&T on their iPhone anymore than the queen of rock can tell us to turn off the internet. Rock star brands and rock stars arenâ€™t quite as important as they used to be. Barriers are coming down. Purpose and authenticity have more weight. Authority will be resisted.
Technology + Democracy = Punk Capitalism.