The IFTF Blog
Artifact from the Future: Reputation Statement
Small contributions add up to real value. You get points for contributing to wikis, podcasting, sharing your photos. Your monthly statement is as good as your bank statement—maybe better.
New mechanisms for tracking small cooperative behaviors create new incentives, new structures for building personal reputation and local communities. Reputation becomes an alternate currency with real exchange value.
This Artifact from the Future by Jason Tester is a snapshot of what might emerge if forecasts about the future materialize. It was developed as part of our 2005 Map of the Decade, which focused on six big trends and how they would play out for people, places, markets, and human practices. Like all IFTF’s Artifacts from the Future, this image offers insights into future everyday lives and is intended to give you an immersive look at a possible future change.