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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Rifkin gives an insightful analysis of the shift from property ownership to the information economy and how access to information becomes evermore critical. The value of his thoughts for me have to do ... Read full review

The age of access: the new culture of hypercapitalism, where all of life is a paid-for experience

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The author of 14 previous books, including The End of Work and The Biotech Century, Rifkin is a noted social critic and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, DC. In this ... Read full review


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

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