Wednesday, April 23, 2014
In its May 2014 "Business Issue," WIRED looks at the rise of the sharing economy and discusses how it is rewiring the way we interact with each other. Executive Editor Jason Tanz writes in his cover story: "This is not just an economic breakthrough. It is a cultural one, enabled by a sophisticated series of mechanisms, algorithms, and finely calibrated systems of rewards and punishments. It's a radical next step for the person-to-person marketplace pioneered by eBay: a set of digital tools that enable and encourage us to trust our fellow human beings."