The Third Industrial Revolution by Jeremy Rifkin audiobook

The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World

By Jeremy Rifkin
Read by Kevin Foley

Tantor Audio 9780230341975

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200085002

  • ISBN: 9798200084999

  • ISBN: 9798200085019

Runtime: 12.39 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

The industrial revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame: the prices of energy and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt are soaring, and the recovery is slowing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is desperate for a sustainable economic game plan to take us into the future. Here, Jeremy Rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful "Third Industrial Revolution." He asks us to imagine hundreds of millions of people producing their own green energy in their homes, offices, and factories and sharing it with each other in an "energy Internet," just like how we create and share information online. Rifkin describes how the five pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution will create thousands of businesses and millions of jobs and usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships—from hierarchical power to lateral power—that will impact the way we conduct commerce, govern society, educate our children, and engage in civic life. Rifkin's vision is already gaining traction in the international community. The European Parliament has issued a formal declaration calling for its implementation, and other nations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas are quickly preparing their own initiatives for transitioning into this new economic paradigm. The Third Industrial Revolution is an insider's account of the next great economic era, including a look into the personalities and players—heads of state, global CEOs, social entrepreneurs, and NGOs—who are pioneering its implementation around the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Impeccably argued . . . a compelling and cogent argument to overhaul our society and economy in favor of a distributed and collaborative model. Publishers Weekly
“Rifkin connects the two defining technologies of the twenty-first century—the Internet and renewable energies—giving us a powerful new economic vision for the future. As we look to regrow the economy, generate millions of jobs, and create a sustainable future for our children, The Third Industrial Revolution offers an indispensable roadmap.” Arianna Huffington
“Jeremy Rifkin argues that green energy and the internet will revolutionize society and the environment…With the European Union already on board, this is a big idea with backbone.” Nature
“Impeccably argued…A compelling and cogent argument to overhaul our society and economy in favor of a distributed and collaborative model.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Jeremy Rifkin

Author Bio: Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin, one of the most popular social thinkers of our time, is the bestselling author of numerous books, including The Third Industrial Revolution, The Empathic Civilization, The European Dream, The Age of Access, The Hydrogen Economy, The Biotech Century, and The End of Work. His books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Rifkin is an advisor to the European Union and to heads of state around the world. He is a senior lecturer at the Wharton School’s executive education program at the University of Pennsylvania and the president of the Foundation on Economic Trends.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Technology & Engineering
Runtime: 12.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English