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The Access Economy and the End of Ownership

Episode #29The Fringe #465

Imagine a world where you don't have to buy anything because you readily have access to it. Ian R Buck and Brian Mitchell discuss the technologies that could get us there, and the possible consequences of such a system. Ian also interviewed special guest Melody Hoffmann about AirBnB and the sharing economy, which is a current example of an access system.

Episode Summary

00:00:00 | Intro

00:01:27 | Defining the Access Economy

00:04:41 | The Sharing Economy

00:06:54 | Interview With Dr Melody Hoffmann

00:36:06 | Mechanisms for Delivery

00:40:46 | Current Examples of Access Models

00:47:36 | Future Examples of Access Models

00:54:57 | Advertising in an Access Economy

00:57:19 | Issues with an Access Economy

01:05:17 | Trust and the Social Commons

01:08:16 | Reducing Marginal Costs

01:10:39 | Situations Incompatible with Access Models

01:17:12 | Final Thoughts

01:18:58 | Outro



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