Yancey Strickler, co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter on the Makers Movement:
There is a real change happening in the how we appreciate where things come from. This is what lot of food has been about recently. What you are seeing through Kickstart is a Revolution in manufacturing and how we make things.
And if you look at a kickstart project, you see how this thing comes to be. You get a visit to the factory is Shenzhen, China with the creator, you get the sense of what the global supply chain is.
Where as right now, we might look at a product as something that gets plucked off a tree like magic and gets delivered to you by Amazon in 48 hours. In actuality there is years of work that lead up to that. All that has been hidden behind the curtain for a long time and what’s happening through Kickstarter, and now I see giant companies emulating it, is that this entire process is completely transparent.
And you see how this thing came to life. You see that even a physical product has an author, has many authors; the exposition of that, the sharing of that, really raises the education level, the awareness level, of everyone and may be gives people the sense that you can do this too. We really like that as a cultural sea change and it’s one that has happened pretty quickly over the last 5 years that we have become very accustomed to and I am very eager to see where it goes.
http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60362559 – starts at around 11:08