I have said it often enough over the last 3 years here on Steem that, the more you learn, the more you earn, but this isn't Steem exclusive, it is the way of the world. Learning doesn't require a high IQ, luckily for me.
When it comes to learning for earning, future trends need to be taken into consideration and at least one of those is likely to be blockchain and tokenization of experience, as we already see inroads being made in both of these areas. Blockchains track the tokens, the tokens carry the value. And this is where the ownership comes into play, as the tracked tokens can be verified to a particular owner across time and space.
The earning component is through the activity and the perception of value. While some people will argue that digital currency has no value as it is not "real", consider that much of the value of a car isn't down to its ability to go from point A to B as if it was - any car would do. In a social community such as Steem, this is a crucial point to remember, status matters. The entire social network framework leverages forms of ego to attract attention and to make people feel that what they are doing and viewing is important. It is a massive earner - for the owners of the network.
And now, this is when the ownership value of STEEM steps in, as instead of the value generated going to a very high and narrow pin point well outside of the reach of the user base, the economic mechanisms of the Steem blockchain allow for value to be distributed across the users and to holders of the token through various reward streams. This encourages increasing ownership, and since the value is brought in through the community attention, also increasingly encourages using that ownership to expand the network of users.
With the rapid speed of change that the world is going through by way of employment, government and economic collapse, the earner of the future is going to have to have an understanding about how to attract earning potential. Couple this with blockchain and tokens and that aligns to the development of social networks that carry and distribute value across them from user to user in various ways - Steem is already doing this.
While the entire blockchain and token industry is in its infancy, there is a great deal of unlearning that needs to take place to create the paradigm shift to learn anew. Steem offers an ecosystem of a very broad variety of users across the globe and all are adding their voice to the conversation that is creating the trends of the future.
An investor only has so many opportunities in a lifetime to be at the forefront of a burgeoning industry ripe for investment, and even fewer opportunities to be a voice that can provide active direction from within the industry. For the early investor it may be considered a leap of faith, but looking back - calculated brilliance.
Earn as you Learn, Own the network.
[ a Steem original ]