How will universal authorship shape future society? Seed Magazine has published an article that poses just that question, examining the growing numbers of "publishers" across all medium.

How will universal authorship shape future society? Seed Magazine has published an article that poses just that question, examining the growing numbers of “publishers” across all medium.

They explain:

Nearly everyone reads. Soon, nearly everyone will publish. Before 1455, books were handwritten, and it took a scribe a year to produce a Bible. Today, it takes only a minute to send a tweet or update a blog. Rates of authorship are increasing by historic orders of magnitude. Nearly universal authorship, like universal literacy before it, stands to reshape society by hastening the flow of information and making individuals more influential.

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