Howard Rheingold has a knack for understanding the future. In the 1980s he wrote Tools for Thought, a book about the personal computer and the coming era of mind-expanding technology, and recently he’s published Net Smart about how humanity can help itself through collaboration on the web. He teaches a class on collaboration at Stanford, and in this episode, shares some of his biggest lessons about the past and potentially revolutionary future of how humans share and collaborate to make everyone’s life better.

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