Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Age of Access : The New Culture of Hypercapitalism, Where All of Life Is a Paid-For Experience - 00 edition

Age of Access : The New Culture of Hypercapitalism, Where All of Life Is a Paid-For Experience (ISBN10: 1585420824; ISBN13: 9781585420827)
ISBN13: 978-1585420827
ISBN10: 1585420824

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-1585420186
ISBN10: 1585420182

Summary: In The End of Work, Jeremy Rifkin argued that computers, robotics, telecommunications, and biotechnologies are fast replacing human beings in virtually every industry and workplace. In The Age of Access, he goes further, showing 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. Ima
gine a world where virtually every activity outside the confines of family relations is a paid-for experience--a world where traditional reciprocal obligations and expectations are replaced by contractual relations in the form of paid memberships, subscriptions, admissions charges, retainers, and fees. For the first time in modern history, Rifkin argues, ownership of physical property is seen as an albatross, and intangible ideas and expertise are the chief generators of wealth. This dramatic shift affects corporations as much as consumers: the world's major companies are quickly shedding property holdings, factories, and other assets in favor of massive outsourcing and leasing. Rifkin 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.
...show more
Summary: In The End of Work, Jeremy Rifkin argued that computers, robotics, telecommunications, and biotechnologies are fast replacing human beings in virtually every industry and workplace. In The Age of Access, he goes further, showing 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. Imagine a world where virtually every activity outside the confines of family relations is a paid-for experience--a world where traditional reciprocal obligations and expectations are replaced by contractual relations in the form of paid memberships, subscriptions, admissions charges, retainers, and fees. For the first time in modern history, Rifkin argues, ownership of physical property is seen as an albatross, and intangible ideas and expertise are the chief generators of wealth. This dramatic shift affects corporations as much as consumers: the world's major companies are quickly shedding property holdings, factories, and other assets in favor of massive outsourcing and leasing. Rifkin 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 00
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: J.P. Tarcher
Year Published: 2000
International: No

View Author Bio
View Review



List Price: $16.95
Used $6.61
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $9.99
Due back 08/14/2015
Rental
Save $6.96 (41%)
  • Free return shipping
  • In stock
  • 21-day satisfaction guarantee
CDs or access codes may not be included
Marketplace sellers starting at $16.49

1 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Age of Access : The New Culture of Hypercapitalism, Where All of Life Is a Paid-For Experience
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace
$6.61
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$16.49
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
Close
Close
Close