The future of on-demand: Where are we going, and are we getting a Lyft? - TechCrunch Contributed Article

     

 

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This artically was published on TechCrunch on March 2, 2016

If the on-demand economy was a young pup in the late 2000s, then it has since evolved into a much more sophisticated animal: strong, resilient, and capable of adapting to its environment.

This movement was bred from the human desire for immediacy. Agile startups evolved quickly with real-time feedback, all conjoined by the central pillar of this new industry: the smartphone.

Not without its detractors, the new economy faces challenges from entrenched industries, labor costs, and logistical needs. However, in less than five years, on-demand has gone from an economist’s pipe dream to permeating our everyday lives. We’ve just begun to scratch the surface, so what’s in store next?

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