"I am actually a deep Whuffie sceptic. The problem is the same as with cash economics, the lack of social mobility and a winner-takes-all economy. It is also powerfully normative and punishing of minority viewpoints... Pretty much all transformational ideas are challenging to the status quo. A society that doesn't protect unpopular ideas is one that is probably doomed." — Cory Doctorow on "Whuffie," the reputation capital system he invented, in the Guardian .