The Value of Collaboration

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The_Doctor says that in 2038 the old thought of Intellectual Property will not exist. There are tons of examples demonstrating the value of open models for innovation. This is challenging the traditional notion of ownership over ideas, and the theory of what drives innovation.


One of the goals in the traditional patent system is to incentivize innovation by granting IP holders a temporary monopoly, and creating potential for financial profit. However, in some cases there is a greater opportunity for innovation when we allow for open and collaborative innovation (linux, wikipedia, RepRap 3D printers).

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But perhaps collaboration and IP aren’t at odds with each other. What if we incorporate the best of both worlds?

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Or perhaps

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How do you think ownership of ideas and incentives for collaboration will change in the coming decades? Share your thoughts on 

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