Someone once said, “Whatever technology enables, happens.”
There have always been people who earned their livings by providing opinions on their area of specialised knowledge, for fees.
Anyone with a legal background would be completely familiar with this concept in that there are barristers who specialise in various fields who basically earn their livings, (they don’t do much court work,) from providing opinions for fees on their areas of expertise. As an example, we were talking once to a barrister who, back in the 1960s, said he was getting so many requests for opinions on Family Law, (for which he charged $11 an hour, when reasonably good legal secretaries were being paid $40 a week,) that he didn’t know how to deal with them all.
But what technology enables, in 2018, is for this concept to be carried forward hundreds, if not thousands, of times. There can be more and more experts on more and more subjects, and it doesn’t matter where in the whole wide world they are.
The elements that are required exist.
- We can access people anywhere. We can access them if they are on the other side of the world as easily as if they were in the room next door.
- They can provide us with their opinions in formats that are just superb, and which we can print out and have them as if they were in a book.
- Even though they may be on the other side of the world, we can pay them as easily as if they were in the room next door.
So this blog and it’s associated website has come to be about questions about technology and which people are best able to answer them.