Futures Forum: Disruptive innovation everywhere...
And something which is proving innovative, if not disruptive, is the 'sharing economy':
Futures Forum: The sharing economy >>> Upstarts disrupting communities
The only problem is how to define the sharing economy - and who is part of it:
Futures Forum: Imagining, designing and implementing a new economy, a new future
Futures Forum: The gig economy is 'exciting' and has 'huge potential'... or maybe not...
Which leads to further questions about the quality of working in the sharing economy:
Futures Forum: Modern working practices reviewed >>> the gig economy comes under pressure
Futures Forum: Two in every five people employed in the UK are in ‘bad jobs’
And the granddaddy of them all has been under fire:
Futures Forum: The sharing economy: Uber, hubris and getting too big
The leader in "ride-hailing cannot afford to lose what has become its largest European market":
Uber launches effort to save crucial London market - Financial Times
There is a petition under way:
Petition · Save Your Uber in London #saveyouruber · Change.org
Which was actually put together by the company itself:
Uber is not as popular as you might think | Letters | Technology | The Guardian
Unlike this from 38 Degrees:
Uber: play by the rules and get your London license back
Campaign created by Nat
Why is this important: Taxi company Uber could be banned from London because they don't stick to rules designed to keep Londoners safe.
But they could do the right thing and make sure their customers are safe and that their drivers are given proper rights at work, they could keep operating in London.
If thousands of us sign the petition now, we can tell Uber to stick by the rules so they can keep running in London. it only takes 30 seconds to add your name:
Uber: play by the rules and get your London license back | Campaigns by You
There does seem to be an 'alternative:
'There is life after Uber': what happens when cities ban the service? | Technology | The Guardian