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From Economic Value of Nature to Resource-Based Economy

 - Nov 24, 2013
The intense rate of change that characterizes the 21st century has ushered in many alternate forms of currency. Individuals from a variety of industries are sharing their ideas of what currency serves the best function and purpose for contemporary society.

'The Venus Project' created by futurist Jacque Fresco explains how the world's monetary system must be outgrown and replaced by one that values the world's resources and prices them based on their scarcity.

Rachel Botsman introduces the concept of "micro-preneurs" in her currency innovation keynote. She believes that individuals will soon buy, trade and sell things based on trust -- the trust that someone will give you a service for a service in return. For example, someone could post online that they are looking for sushi lessons, and in exchange, they will teach someone the basics of the French language.

Barry Berkus argues that the only currency the world should use is creativity, which is very interesting based on the fact that people are actually paid to be creative.

The world continues to change rapidly and unexpectedly as we venture further into the 21st century and these alternate forms of currency are a strong reflection.