The Age of Makership

July 24, 2019

The age of makership is barely getting started.

Craftsmanship gave birth to a whole new set of businesses with their own distinct codes and sub-cultures. Similarly, makership is a new paradigm.

The means of production are getting increasingly distributed: 3D printing, no-code tools, free online services, mass artificial intelligence… it’s never been easier to create wealth.

Today, anyone can make a tech product.

Degrees won’t matter as much as having a portfolio when it comes to get a job. It will be expected of employees to have built something on their own - a community, a tool, a website, or more generally an online business.

It’s an age where you can create your own unique path in life, independently of your status or place of birth. More importantly, we are free to work with anyone on anything we care about.

Yesterday I received an email from Revolut, my online bank, telling me about their new pricing plan: it’s now possible to own a business account for $0. In other words, anyone can build a monetized side-project for less than a dollar month. You can generate a free website without knowing how to code, host it for free on Netlify or Github Pages, and monetize it with ads and sponsors once you release enough content to get decent traffic.

Anyone can become an entrepreneur nowadays.