The traditional idea of ownership, is evolving into a more collective one. Products are being servicised to be fit for multiple users in their life cycles. How do we then; curate personal memories for objects we own for an impulsive, nomadic generation that believes in re-buying and giving away?
Beauty beyond Utility is a block-chain based IoT concept, that allows humans to feed memories into inanimate objects. Every object thus becomes a digital fossil encoded with information about its origins and its user cycles. It tries to inspire conscious consumerism and radical transparency, while preserving fond memories of objects we might have given away.
The concept was an output of speculative thesis project on the circular economy. You can delve deeper here: