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Daniel Nissanoff’s new book FutureShop
offers a fascinating theory of how the eBay-style “auction culture”
will affect how people buy and sell consumer products in the years to
come. At least, that is, how rich people buy and sell things. From
the book: “We will soon live in a world where the norm is to sell our
$800 Jimmy Choo shoes after wearing them twice, where Verizon will
automatically send us the newest, best, most high tech mobile phone
every six months, and where we’ll lease our Rolex watches instead of
buying them.” No word on how to turn around a nine-month-old Maserati
that’s starting to bore me. (Just kidding, baby! A little joke!)