Echoing this sentiment that value doesn’t necessarily equal money, media futurist Gerd Leonhard notably pointed to the harvesting of personal data as a future currency, in his keynote address to MIPCOM’s ultra-high-level Digital Minds Summit:

“In 2010, real money was still the main item of value exchanged for digital content and web services. By 2020, what can be defined as value will have expanded to embrace a much wider range of currencies, ranging from the audience’s time and attention, to virtual currencies, personal data and reputation or influence,” he said.

Food for thought…

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