The Age of Access: The New Culture of Hypercapitalism, where All of Life is a Paid-for Experience

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J.P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2000 - Business & Economics - 312 pages
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Here is a journey into the new world of hyper-capitalism where accessing experiences becomes more important than owning things and all of life is a paid-for activity.Rifkin shows how new technologies are even eliminating concepts of 'property' and 'ownership' from our lives. In this new era, we will buy enlightenment and play, grooming and grace, and everything in between in the form of purchased experiences. He warns of a dawning era in which giant access-providing companies are profiting from every aspect of human existence, while consumers own nothing. In this new economy, access-sellers will finally be able to commidify all of human experience.

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Review: Age of Access: The New Culture of Hypercapitalism, Where All of Life is a Paid-for Experience

User Review  - Tyshawn Knight - Goodreads

This is one of the best books I have ever read and it gets better every year as his predictions come true. It is a book about how to do business in the twenty-first century written at the turn of the ... Read full review

Review: Age of Access: The New Culture of Hypercapitalism, Where All of Life is a Paid-for Experience

User Review  - Roman Zenner - Goodreads

Made me nod all along for most parts. Like his observations on the weightless economy. Read full review

Contents

When Markets Give Way to Networks
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Chapter Three
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Chapter Four
56
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About the author (2000)

Jeremy Rifkin is a fellow at the Wharton School Executive Education Program.

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