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I see Amazon as a crucial link in creating an entirely rescaled economy.
The new economy would have mass-produced kiosks that would be placed in cyber-communities of five-to ten-thousand persons. Each of these would be a sort of franchise that would benefit those who worked there. Each would tie into a chance to do online comparison shopping on steroids.
You would place an order and it would be delivered.
In this scenario Amazon would not be a monopolist but a fulfillment operation with the resources and long-term vision to spawn an entirely new shopping infrastructure that would be part of the car-free communities that will replace the sprawl culture of today.
Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes