20 Jan '12, 9pm

Community, Technology, Environment and Economy: The Four Drivers of Collaborative Consumption

Community, Technology, Environment and Economy: The Four Drivers of Collaborative Consumption

When I brought up the topic of collaborative consumption in our live chat with Annie Leonard , she laughed. "Oh, you mean sharing." she said with a wry smile. She had a point. The idea that sharing our stuff is somehow new is a little absurd. My nascent neighborhood tool library , for example, is little more than an informal alliance of neighbors willing to lend. And yet the concept of collaborative consumption —namely the enabling of old-fashioned sharing using wired, internet technologies—is capturing people's imaginations. This neat little video from UK-based Kiln creates an animated backdrop for an extract from Rachel Botsman's talk to the Royal Society for Arts in London. Outlining how a renewed desire for community; the rise of internet technologies; the growing environmental crisis and the failures of our present economic system, the video lays out collaborative con...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/economics/community-technology-...

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