As consumers, we are taught to be dissatisfied with what we have.
What would we be capable of if we combined the existing strength of the Circular Economy with the emerging juggernaut of the Access Economy?
A fundamental reorganisation of the way societies produce, manage and consume resources could support a new high-technology civilisation, but this would entail a new "circular economy" premised on wide-scale practices of recycling across production and consumption chains, a wholesale shift to renewable energy, application of agro-ecological methods to food production, and with all that, very different types of social structures.
How many of you have something electrical or electronic broken at home? Something that not only you don’t only know how to repair yourself, but also don’t know who could repair it for you? Or perhaps, the person who claims they could fix that printer or digital camera is quoting you a price higher than what you would pay for a new device.
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