Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

Distribution is a trend we'd all better get used to. Distributed computing, distributed manufacturing, distributed power generation -- it seems that everything that can be distributed will. It isn't the same old-school put-stuff-in-trucks kind of distribution. Actual productive activities are being distributed. Technologies like 3-D printing distribute the manufacture of goods much closer to the places where they will actually be used. Distributed power generation -- via wind, solar or microturbines -- is producing electricity much closer to where it is actually used. The education industry is in the early stages of becoming a distributed industry as well, with the arrival of massive open online courses, or MOOCs. The important aspect of this "distributed everything" trend i...