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How did we get here and where do we go?

Past

The lives of millions of people have recently changed. Millions of people no longer have jobs. Millions of other people don't like their jobs. Many of us are in debt or have towering financial obligations that give little choice other than to slug it out for another day. In some countries, a meager hourly wage of a few dollars/euros (or foreign currency equivalent) is all one may be able to count on to help pay a month's bills. It's not a new struggle and it has been going on for many years. 9-5 jobs aren't going to even be a choice for a lot of people anymore. There are people this year who have spent years working for companies under the promise of what the future was going to deliver them, who are now unemployed.

Present

We're now more connected than ever. What if it was easy for a person in San Diego to make some money proofreading for someone in Singapore? And then switch gears to do it for someone else in Sumatra? What if a person in Brazil could teach people Portuguese in Great Britain, Brooklyn, New York and Bali? A graphic designer in Sudan doing work for a client in Suriname. A stay at home mom in Kentucky getting paid by a research company to let them know the prices of things the next time she goes to the store. There are too many stories. These things are possible but it should be easier for people to do.

Future

We're up against a broken system that forces people to live for the future instead of the present, chased by debt from the past, or no local economy to provide healthy wages for lives to thrive. We're not sure how far we'll get past the prototype of this, but it's on our mind. We're going to explore and see what might be possible. We don't want to over promise and under deliver and we're not sure this is the kind of thing that can be done by just one person or even a small team.

But we're going to try. 🙏


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