Facebook has been teasing us. While many of their recent acquisitions have been surprising, shocking is the only word adequately describing Facebook's 5 day whirlwind acquisition of Oculus, immersive virtual reality visionaries, for a now paltry sounding $2 billion. The backlash is a pandemic, jumping across social networks with the speed only a meme powered by the directly unaffected can generate. For more than 30 years VR has been the dream burning in the heart of every science fiction fan.
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Subjectivity and intersubjectivity of voluntary peer networks Excerpted from a discussion by Gideon Rosenblatt: “In networks, authority is distributed and agreed to voluntarily. There is no centralized power with final say over what does and doe not happen or with the power to enforce compliance by network members. Power makes relationships work within a hierarchy.
Trust makes networks work. When trust is high among members of a network, there’s a wonderful cohesiveness and capacity to get work done. When trust is low and relationships are plagued by suspicion, networks collapse into brittle organizational structures that rarely offset their operational costs in real world outcomes. Trust and Networks