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A vision for the future

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Name: Bruce Christensen

From: Oregon

Bio: Empty nest Internet user and web developer

Area of Expertise: Pioneer/Originator

Topic: Economic structures

Headline: Engaging Product Distribution: e-commerce and gift economy

Nutshell: In the future, dispersed groups will share in private joint activities for the purpose of sharing products that are purchased online.


E-commerce will combine with social communication systems to allow groups to share products like gifts. This will provide personal connection between people during life-events like birthdays, weddings and baby births.

These services will change e-commerce into a key source for gift distribution in the world.

Date Submitted: July 8, 2010