The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy

  • Published on Feb 13, 2018

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    The global economy is in crisis. The exponential exhaustion of natural resources, declining productivity, slow growth, rising unemployment, and steep inequality, forces us to rethink our economic models. Where do we go from here? In this feature-length documentary, social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin lays out a road map to usher in a new economic system. A Third Industrial Revolution is unfolding with the convergence of three pivotal technologies: an ultra-fast 5G communication internet, a renewable energy internet, and a driverless mobility internet, all connected to the Internet of Things embedded across society and the environment. This 21st century smart digital infrastructure is giving rise to a radical new sharing economy that is transforming the way we manage, power and move economic life. But with climate change now ravaging the planet, it needs to happen fast. Change of this magnitude requires political will and a profound ideological shift. To learn more visit:

  • 3 months ago

    He is right: thinking about better solutions and better technology will be much more productive. Talking in a loop about problems will not change a thing. We need to talk about solutions and how to resolve the situation of our massive impact on the planet ! The solutions provide a guide, while talking about problems breeds desperation, depression and fear. I think, it's more productive to talk about better solutions and technology.

  • Karl Rock
    Karl Rock 2 months ago

    This is mind blowing!

  • mick hanks
    mick hanks 1 month ago

    the more you try to predict the future the more it will elude you

  • Monkey D Luffy
    Monkey D Luffy 3 months ago

    I'm a blockchain developer working towards decentralised future, proud of it !!

  • Eric Fortune
    Eric Fortune 2 months ago

    Thumbs up if you know Jacque Fresco, Peter Joseph and a Resource Based Economy. There are a lot of thinkers out there who have considered a Post Scarcity economy. It's worth understanding and pushing for.

  • Sebastian Bartolucci
    Sebastian Bartolucci 3 months ago

    Neoliberal smokescreen....., this mess is about greed...

  • Con Cong
    Con Cong 2 months ago

    What about human nature? That's never going to change. Greed and power are here to stay.

  • Aliraza Rajani
    Aliraza Rajani 3 months ago

    This all is w the assumption is that we’re all rational - which we’re not.

  • EOS Fanboy
    EOS Fanboy 4 months ago

    OMG my eyes are now open. I am in America and I live amongst the controlling Elite of the world, and I don't think this country would adopt very easily to the things that this gentleman is talking about. If Society moves into this third Industrial Revolution and the United States stalls it or decides they want to continue to do their own way of things. I will move my family and not be part of this country. Thank you so much for this video and to the guy that is speaking I want to find out as much as I can about you and help you spread the word of this to mainstream Americans.

  • Mariana Souza
    Mariana Souza 2 months ago (edited)

    The "american dream" is an illusion and completly cheeky. I make part of a movement here in Brazil, that don't trust anymore in this way of life. And although there are some huge conservative forces striking here, i still believe that one day they gonna wake up of this dream that is more like a nightmare.

  • Andreas Andersen
    Andreas Andersen 3 months ago

    The "introduction and perspective" never really ends, does it?

  • Michael P
    Michael P 2 months ago

    Bullish on $IOTA

  • Emperor Scott Yee
    Emperor Scott Yee 2 months ago

    2 minutes in and I am already glad I am not illiterate.

  • Michael Epstein
    Michael Epstein 4 months ago

    We already have gazillions of creative practical solutions that have not been implemented yet.

  • drradon
    drradon 3 months ago

    I feel like everyone failed the test. Start, empty room -> everyone brings a chair. End -> everyone leaves their (plastic) chair.

  • Zero Wolf
    Zero Wolf 3 months ago


  • Paul Anthony Donahue
    Paul Anthony Donahue 1 month ago

    Just keep breeding indiscriminately and it'll get better... Trust me!

  • daniel ross
    daniel ross 1 month ago

    I would like to see Jordan Peterson talk to this guy

  • zakariye Abdirahman
    zakariye Abdirahman 4 months ago

    If there was no sharing economy, I won't be able to watch this lecture. from SOMALIA