In the mid 2020s there were fears that the “ultra-gig economy”, where no one belonged to a company, would damage societies by reducing the level of human interactions. Instead, it turned out that people are more than capable of managing healthy, active social lives without the infrastructure of an office, a boss, appraisals and timesheets. But for a while, fears about social isolation led a few people to sabotage open projects in a desperate effort to maintain the status quo. In addition, anti-open propaganda and smear campaigns were funded by several corporates, desperately trying to maintain their identity and power. These efforts quickly failed as the fears proved illusory.
2048 — Tao of DAO (A Decentralised World)
Daniel Hulme
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And by 2030, this was seen in education as well. Instead of interacting with “age-peers” with the walls of an institution, the education was now driven by “interest-peers” who were drawn to each other by a joint passion rather than the rules of an institution