Life in Perpetual Beta – Director’s Cut


You read this blog, why not see the movie by the same name? [I have no affiliation with the film, though I like the title and enjoyed it]

Life in perpetual Beta – Director’s Cut is now available for purchase. Produced by Melissa Pierce @melissapierce and released this month, the documentary covers the effects of social media and the always-on Web on many facets of our lives. It includes interviews with Seth Godin, Biz Stone, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jason Fried, Liz Strauss and many others.

Life in Perpetual Beta is a documentary film about the ways in which technology has/is/will change the ways in which we think about ourselves as individuals and a society. It is exploring the cultural shift that technology creates as it enables people to live more passionate, less planned lives. Life in Perpetual Beta was made by the same principles it explores, all aspects of the film were crowdsourced on social networks, from who to interview, what to ask, camera crews and how to pay for production. Life in Perpetual Beta will inspire you to believe that with a little faith in humanity and help from the internet, anything is possible.

Check out the movie’s website.

There are a lot of interesting stories and perspectives in this video. No answers, but many lenses to see our mixed-up world and how perpetual Beta is becoming the norm.

“There’s no map” – “You have to be open” – “Authenticity is obvious” – “Everybody is in the design business” – “You can change your mind” – “You have to know where you are now and plan forward from that”

Note: The video is only available for purchase in the USA, though you can watch it in the screening room.

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2 Responses to “Life in Perpetual Beta – Director’s Cut”

  1. Steve lambert

    Hi Harold, I checked out the film the other day. Yes it’s a mixed up world but the folks in this film seem to say that they and others now have the opportunity to be themselves in ways never imagined. Gary Vaynerchuk of winelibrarytv is a able to infectiously channel his passion in a way that I think was only the purview of a chosen few not so long ago. Good stuff.

    • Harold Jarche

      Yes, the opportunities are almost boundless, as is the competition. I like the comment near the end saying that every 15 year old today should just expect to be self-employed.