Hanna van Sambeek,Bas van Sambeek: Availability – not ownership – for items we don’t use much

Hanna van Sambeek,Bas van Sambeek: Availability – not ownership – for items we don’t use much
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18/08/2021 – 18:24

“To have everything our heart desires is a primitive drive in life. But our ecological footprint1 is problematic as it is already. Our environment cannot sustain ever increasing consumption. And that’s with an existing inequality in material possessions in the world right now. What happens when Southeast Asia and Africa go to western levels of consumption or above? We argue that the solution is moving from an economic system of ownership to an ‘availability economy’. Autonomous machines are making this paradigm shift possible.”

Source
https://iota-untangled.com/availability-not-ownership-for-items-we-dont-use-much/IoT Council – What the Internet of Things means for societyRead More