Regenerative, circular, cradle-to-cradle, sharing--we hear many new terms to describe our economic and industrial systems. The origins of these terms and concepts are, however, rarely discussed. Early on, Buckminster Fuller identified many “things” that sit idle much of the time, including cars and bedrooms. While the “sharing economy” is often understood as the monetization of otherwise idle resources, its origins are far less dot-com-derived and more profound in their meaning.
Read more about the intellectual origins of the sharing economy by Oleg Komlik here.