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The Future of Cooperation, Jan 30


Some of the biggest changes sweeping the technology world today are new forms of network and computer-enabled cooperation. It was easy enough to see this pattern in open source software development or Wikipedia, a bit more challenging to see how it powered Web 2.0 giants like Google and Amazon, but it gets really interesting when you are able to see how new kinds of man-machine symbiosis and networked cooperation are at the heart of projects like the Google self-driving car, the reinvention of retail by Apple and Square, transportation services from RelayRides to Uber, and even in new models for networked government.


Tim O’Reilly is the founder of O’Reilly Media and a supporter of the free software and open source movements. Over the years, he has built a culture where sustainable innovation is a key tenet of business philosophy. His active engagement with technology communities both drives the company’s product development and informs its marketing.

Tim is on the board of Safari Books Online and is a partner in O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. He graduated from Harvard College in 1975 with a B.A. cum laude in classics.


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