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In the valley of the kings - an Ira Basen documentary

Ira Basen pulls back the curtain on Silicon Valley's latest gift to the world, the "sharing economy," which has brought us companies like Airbnb and Uber.
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Something's happening here -- what it is, ain't exactly clear!

Ira Basen pulls back the curtain on Silicon Valley's latest gift to the world -- the "sharing economy".

If you just listen to the language of the sharing economy -- connection, community, do your own thing, make the world a better place -- you might think that the people who brought us Airbnb and Uber are the heirs of the '60s counterculture. In some important ways they are. 

But when you look past those feel-good words, you'll get a glimpse of what is really in store - a future where tech wizards, not governments, make the rules.

In some cities across Canada, the legality of Uber has been challenged in court.
​Ira's latest documentary, In the Valley of the Kings, explores the connections between the old freaks, the new geeks and the modern tech titans of Silicon Valley.

​(And, by the way, this may be our first documentary with a billionaire in it!)

In the Valley of the Kings was first broadcast on The Sunday Edition in February.


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