29 Oct 2014
Mass person-to-person collaboration has the potential to upend the fundamental power structure of the world as we know it. Not just hyperbole, but a process already taking place across the UK and the world. "Us Now" follows the fate of Ebbsfleet United, a football club owned and managed by 30,000 of its online fans; Zopa, a bank in which everyone is the CEO, and CouchSurfing, a vast online network whose members share their homes with strangers. The founding principles of these projects - transparency, self-selection, open participation - are fast becoming the mainstream of how our social and political lives are governed. This film describes this transition, and confronts UK politicians George Osborne and Ed Miliband with the possibilities for a new brand of participative government.
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