Could the 21st century herald a new era of unlimited access to goods and services as opposed to the 20th century concept of buying and owning these same goods and services? Ten years ago you would buy a physical copy of a movie on DVD if you wanted to watch it again and again; now it’s just available to you 24/7 as part of a subscription to Netflix. What about on demand technology, from smartphones to cars being accessed via a subscription? It’s foreseeable, could yield greater benefits for our environment with resources only being used by those who actually need to use it at any given time, and it could divorce us from the notion that we could only find our standing in society based on how much we own. Steve and Ben look at this changing trend in ownership versus access, as well as the news that Amazon Retail will be coming to Australia.
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