Without the proper predators, prey species would flourish, compete with one another for food, an ultimate prey species would survive and plant species would then suffer.
General meanings of "prosumer" no relationship to the business term "prosumption" [ edit ] Enthusiasts who buy products almost always technical that fall between professional and consumer grade standards in quality, complexity, or functionality. Prosumer also commonly refers to those products.
In the book, The Third Wavefuturologist Alvin Toffler coined the term "prosumer" when he predicted that the role of producers and consumers would begin to blur and merge even though he described it in his book Future Shock from Toffler envisioned a highly saturated marketplace as mass production of standardized products began to satisfy basic consumer demands.
To continue growing profitbusinesses would initiate a process of mass customizationthat is the mass production of highly customized products.
However, to reach a high degree of customization, consumers would have to take part in the production process especially in specifying design requirements. In a sense, this is merely an extension or broadening of the kind of relationship that many affluent clients have had with professionals like architects for many decades.
Along with more recently published works such as Revolutionary Wealthwe can recognize and assess both the concept and fact of the prosumer as it is seen and felt on a worldwide scale.
That these concepts are having global impact and reach, however, can be measured in part by noting in particular, Toffler's popularity in China. Despite several decades of usage, the term only recently began to receive full theoretical elaboration.
George Ritzer and Nathan Jurgenson, in a widely cited article, claim that prosumption has become a salient characteristic of Web 2. Prosumers create value for companies without receiving wages.
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Mass customization has not taken place in most areas of the economy. Look at how many choices we are faced with in the grocery stores and supermarkets. Brand extension and dilution are ways companies have sold more under various names, giving us thousands of choices.
Most consumption continues to be passive as critics of televisionrecorded music, and fast food would argue. Indeed, people are generally uninterested in going to the effort of customizing the myriad products that comprise modern consumer culture.
In The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less, Barry Schwartz argues that diminishing returns from a confusing abundance of consumer choice is producing stress and dissatisfaction.
In the digital and online world, Prosumer is used to describe today's online buyers because not only are they consumers of products, but they are able to produce their own products such as, customised handbags, jewellery with initials, jumpers with team logos etc.
In the field of renewable energy, prosumers are households or organisations which at times produce surplus fuel or energy and feed it into a national or local distribution network; whilst at other times when their fuel or energy requirements outstrip their own production of it they consume that same fuel or energy from that grid.
This is widely done by households by means of PV panels on their roofs generating electricity. Such households may additionally make use of battery storage to increase their share of self-consumed PV electricity, referred to as prosumage in the literature.
Professional consumer[ edit ] With customization focused on leisure pursuits, Toffler's initial combination has been largely supplanted by a second pair of blurring roles: In particular, hobbyists have become ever-more demanding in the pursuits of their hobbies, often rising above the level of dilettante an amateur, someone who dabbles in a field out of casual interest rather than as a profession or serious interest to the point of commanding skills equal to that of professionals.
Key examples of such hobbies are: Access to professional-level equipment and skills is made possible by combination of factors such as: He also described several forces that would lead to more prosumption like activities, and to more sustainable lifestyles, that topic was further developed by Tomasz Szymusiak in and in two marketing books.Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years.
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