4 Reasons it will not:
- The maker movement is a white movement. Minorities play little to no role.
- The maker movement is an upper middle class socioeconomic movement. The poor play little to no role.
- The maker movement is a highly educated movement. Makers are highly educated. Most people are not. The non educated play little to no role though the maker ‘culture’ pretends this is not the case.
- The maker movement is an identity based movement rather than a goal or aspiration based movement. To be a maker is to identify as a maker (at the moment that means white, rich, educated, preferably tech savvy). It is a product of silicon valley, therefore it has silicon valley values. These include such all time favorites as: techno-superiority, fake empathy, false advertising, and greed.
The only the only thing the maker movement is redefining is what it means to be a rich white asshole in america today. Now assholes “make” things too. Sweet, let me go get my checkbook, sorry I meant my smartphone, what douche still pays for things with checks?