The Freelance Economy: Technology-Enabled Autonomy
Rex Woodbury, Principal at Index Ventures and author of the Digital Native, joins Real Vision to explain how innovative consumer technology is uprooting existing economies and empowering the individual. Woodbury supports his claim with emerging Chinese social platforms such as Soul and Bytedance to highlight the new methods of network creation. Woodbury believes that the freelance economy will continue to grow as individuals discover that the benefits of greater autonomy can lead to financial success. Within the music industry, he claims that both NFTs and social tokens will shift power away from corporations to the artist while creating tailor-made fan value. Interviewed by Real Vision’s Samuel Burke on July 6, 2021.