Há anos que escrevo sobre Mongo, um mundo repleto de picos na paisagem competitiva.Criatividade e Mongo (Maio de 2011).
"a return to the local. For decades, supply chains have been getting longer; production processes more international. The various components of a car might be manufactured in a dozen countries and assembled in more than one. In the future, however, manufacturing can happen near to the consumer. Thanks to the wonders of 3D printing, components can be produced locally; while the design might come from anywhere, the finished product can be crafted in a local workshop and handed to a customer who lives close by....We often assume that the more high-tech a society becomes, the more global and borderless it will be. And until recently, that has often been true. But not any more. Many exponential technologies lead to a return to the local. These breakthrough technologies favour the near over the far....The result is an era in which, once again, geography matters – with economic activity set to become increasingly local.There is an irony here. The economic paradigm that brought about the Exponential Age, globalisation, has fostered technologies that will lead to a return to the local. But our political and economic systems were not designed to cope with the new age of localism....Perhaps even more revolutionary than our newfound approach to raw goods is the shifting world of manufacturing. In the Exponential Age, manufacturing is becoming less about putting trainers, phones, car components or prosthetics onto standardised 20-foot containers and shipping them around the world. Instead, manufacturing is taking the shape outlined by Angelo Yu. The idea is shipped across the globe, but the building process takes place at a printer or fabricator close to the point of consumption....And so here we can make out a new system of global trade. Gone will be the world of poor countries manufacturing goods for rich countries, and shipping these products across the world. Instead, each rich country will begin to make its own goods at home, for a domestic market....Decreasing reliance on commodities could immiserate large areas of the global economy, bringing with it untold political instability....The key cause is, once again, the rise of the intangible economy – and the effect it has on labour markets. Value in this intangible economy is created through highly complex products."