Will we evolve into an exchange society again?

Online people are producing more and more for free, just because it is fun and it is something they care about. The products we create together are actually competing with the gigantic companies that now rule the world. Soon we will also have 3D printers that will let us even produce physical goods and not just intellectual.

How will the market adapt to this? How will we adapt to this? The idea of working in exchange for information and products seems hard to grasp, it is much harder to get payed what we deserve in goods than in money. But as time goes by, shouldn’t we become more intelligent as humans? I think we just have to be open and adapt to change and everything will be fine.

What do you think?