We will increasingly treat free time as a general social asset

Clay Shirky : writer, Consultant, teacher
"This free time, or “cognitive surplus” of creativity, insight, and knowledge, could be harnessed for large, communally created projects, thanks to the spread of information technology. We’ve gone from a world with two models of media—public broadcasts by professionals and private conversations between pairs of people—to a world where public and private media blend together and where voluntary public participation has moved from nonexistent to fundamental."

Magazine "The Futurist"