My talk and the Q&A after at Lift 14 in Geneva was not only a lot of fun, but it generated a lot of conversation around the politics of sharing, bottom-up vs top-down economies, and the future of consumption and sociality. Thanks to all who commented (or went off-piste about new business models) real-time, added thoughts afterwards, or caught me at Lift or on the street to chat about it. There is also a Storify recap of it here, which Bruce Sterling was kind enough to cover in WIRED here.
As promised, I'm providing a link to the slides, as well as supporting material and links of interest:
Some pieces I've written previously:
- "Spain's Tourism Boom Won't Help Its Tax Revenues, Thanks to Airbnb"— Quartz
- "The Sharing Economy isn't Sharing Its Wealth with You"— Quartz
- "Crisis-hit Communities Around the World are Trading Time for Food"— Quartz
On aspects of the sharing economy:
- "Sharing and Caring" — Tom Slee, Jacobin
- "Can Public Enterprises Adopt the Popular Dynamics of Private Enterprises?"— Dan Hill, dezeen
- "The Sharing Economy: A Short Introduction to its Political Evolution"— Adam Parsons, Sharing.org
- "Is the Clock Ticking for the Sharing Economy?"— Ben Woods, The Next Web
- "Welcome to the Sharing Economy—Also Known as the Collapse of the American Dream"— Steven Strauss, Huffington Post
- "When Disruption Meets Regulation"— Felix Salmon, Reuters
- "Knight Foundation's Civic Tech Report: Why It Matters"— Knight Foundation
- "After Crisis, Greeks Work to Promote Social Economy" — Andrew Higgins, New York Times
People to follow on Twitter for more discussion on aspects of the sharing economy, social dynamics and services:
All feedback and additional links or sources welcomed. Thanks again to the Lift crew for the invitation and another great event.
Also, a recap of my trip to the Large Hadron Collider after Lift is here, if you're interested in science.