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:

  • zakariye Abdirahman
    zakariye Abdirahman 6 months ago

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

  • Eric Fortune
    Eric Fortune 5 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.

  • peelo
    peelo 3 months ago

    "It's absurd to ship a tomato across the globe.. Ridicilous." lol

  • 5 months ago

    Finally...a little light shines through so much darkness. The Zeitgeist Movement and Venus Project deserve a high place in this discussion. They advocate a Resource-Based Economy through the application of High Technology and Progressive Scientific understandings like the Bio-Psycho-Social Nature of the Human Being. Scarcity and therefore Poverty, are completely artificial.

  • dillcliff
    dillcliff 7 months ago

    I felt pretty excited and invigorated after watching this... scrolling through the comment section quickly killed any positive reaction I had from these ideas... I'll just keep marching toward the imminent mass extinction with all the rest of you small minded folk...

  • DB Gaming
    DB Gaming 2 months ago

    The monopoly guy has a point! >:-)

  • cs
    cs 2 months ago (edited)

    He is spot on with how the economy works and why we need to make the changes. But the crisis in 2008 was not from any new oil issues, we see that happen on a regular basis. In 2008 crisis, it was the big bankers scamming the bank system that took down the economy. Yes, it was all the big banks in the U.S., but there were other banks globally that was doing it as well. We absolutely need a different economic system the takes the control away from the government and bankers and puts it into an equality of the people. Until that happens, there will be no changes made anywhere. It is greed that has created the problems, and it has to be the fight against greed that will enable changes to be made.

  • Karl Rock
    Karl Rock 4 months ago

    This is mind blowing!

  • Nick000002
    Nick000002 3 months ago (edited)

    I understand we are destroying the planet but Iam still saving for my next gas guzzling car so i can go to work and pay the rich and banks my hard earned cash, mainly because if i don’t i will end up starving under a bridge. Only way this system will end is badly.

  • wedsa5
    wedsa5 7 months ago

    This whole time I'm watching this I'm thinking Elon musk is working on all three of these aspects. He's creating electric, self driving cars, in addition starting the decentralized energy grid with batteries and solar panels, and he's working on launching a broadband Internet satellite constellation to connect everything together for the network aspect. He's way ahead of all of us and he might end up being one of the most important humans in the third industrial revolution.

  • Anton Lee
    Anton Lee 5 months ago

    Just look up the Venus Project. You're welcome.

  • Nacho Ibarra
    Nacho Ibarra 4 months ago


  • blowera1
    blowera1 4 months ago

    This needs to be taught in schools

  • Nivard De Vries
    Nivard De Vries 3 months ago

    This sounds exactly like the Venus Project. I'm very glad to see these wholistic views get spread. Very important. We have to change our perspective and we have very little time.

  • maxedwill
    maxedwill 7 months ago

    Was feeling some real hope for humanity until I read the comments.

  • Michael
    Michael 5 months ago

    One of the most fascinating and inspirational glimpses into the world awaiting millennials and the challenges they will face to get there that I've heard. As a senior citizen part of the baby boom generation I wish I had been born about 50 years later so that I could be more a part of what is to come in America, the 3rd industrial revolution, decentralization of power, and empowerment of the individual through the emerging sharing economy. From car sharing services like Zipcar to the internet to crypto currencies and blockchain technology we are already well on the path to this future.

  • Emperor Scott Yee
    Emperor Scott Yee 4 months ago

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

  • Con Cong
    Con Cong 4 months ago

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

  • sirin hamza
    sirin hamza 4 months ago

    I dnt know why, but the whole thing reminded me of Zeitgeist, a resources based economy. R. I. P Jaque fresco