-Mao said it
Imagine if you’ve recieved a request (bounty, quest, assignment, mission, challenge) on your mobile phone for someone wanting to see live footage of an event happening where you are.
Example: [message on your mobile device from user "Ed L."] “I’d really like to see a live broadcast of Lady Gaga’s appearance at NYC Time Square this Saturday, I’ll give XYZ to anyone who does this”.
1) It’s Saturday.
2) You are at Time Square.
3) You came to see Lady Gaga make an appearance on the today show.
4) You take the bait and accept the bounty. You start the Live Camera tab on your Tackable iPhone app and your personal broadcast begins. In two minutes, you see that ~60 people are watching your video stream right now but the number of viewers keep changing. That’s because there’s about 20 other people who’ve also accepted the bounty and they are broadcasting as well. Viewers in remote locations are “channel surfing” through all the different Tackable broadcasters. Forget ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX. Let a thousand broadcasters bloom.
In the future, (1)live video channels will be structured and satisfied by advertising your desires (Bounty = “I want to see the cherry blossoms in Osaka”); (2) Your desires will be satisfied by many different live broadcasters (people who are there), (3) weirdness ensues.