Andrew Keen interviews:
… one of the most outspoken digital visionaries in Europe today. Smiers might even be more bullish and idealistic about the transformative power of digital media than his contemporaries In Silicon Valley. He sees the digital revolution as contributing to altering the imbalance of power between the industrial and non-industrial world.Most radically of all, Smiers envisions a time when we have done away with intellectual property, thereby doing away with personal ownership of all creative content.
Joost Smiers is Professor in Political Science at the Utrecht School of the Arts, in the Netherlands.