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Zopa’s film debut

‘In his student flat in Colchester, Jack Howe is staring intently into his computer screen. He is picking the team for Ebbsfleet United’s FA Trophy Semi-Final match against Aldershot. Around the world 35,000 other fans are doing the same thing, because together, they own and manage the football club. If distributed networks of people can run complex organisations such as football clubs, what else can they do?’

In December, we blogged about a film called Us Now that featured Zopa.

We featured alongside innovations such as SlicethePie, Ebbsfleet United and Couch Surfing in the documentary about the power of mass collaboration, government and the internet.

Us Now tells the stories of online networks such as Zopa that are challenging the existing notion of hierarchy. For the first time, it brings together the fore-most thinkers in the field of collaborative governance to describe the future of government.

Our MD Giles explains why Zopa is the future in terms of lending and borrowing, and if that’s not enough to tempt you, Adilowes of Zopa forum fame features as his vinyl spinning, disco DJ alter ego, explaining how Zopa allows him to be his own bank manager.

The broadcast version of Us Now will be released tomorrow (12th May) exclusively via joiningthedocs.tv , and will be free to download for a limited period.