Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy
Rifkin
1945

American Author, Lecturer, Economist, Social Theorist, Political Advisor and Activist, Founder and President for Foundation on Economic Trends, Advisory Board for EarthSave International, National Council for Farm Animal Reform Movement

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Connecting 3-D printed things by an energy Internet gives every community in many ? IOT infrastructure that can reach out notably and connect contiguous communities across regions. Micro-grids ? local energy internets ? are already being installed.

Newer technologies like 3-Dchips, optical chips, parallel processing, and eventually molecular computing and even quantum computing will likely ensure an excellent growth curve in computing power well into the future.

Tie Society, a start-up in Washington, D.C., stocks more than 300 designer ties?each of which, if bought, would cost an arm and a leg. For a monthly fee of $11, subscribers receive a box of sanitized ties to use, and they can change their tie selection monthly.ÿ

Connecting everyone and everything in a neural network brings the human race out of the age of privacy, a defining characteristic of modern nudity, and into the era of transparency.

People who strongly value the pursuit of wealth and possessions report lower psychological well-being than those who are less concerned with such aims.ÿ

Until now, the makers movement has been more about hackers, hobbyists, and social entrepreneurs play with new ways to print out specific objects for personal general use. The movement has been driven by four principles: the open source sharing of new inventions, the promotion of a collaborative learning culture, a belief in community self-sufficiency, and a commitment to sustainable production practices.

Dundee believe that mass production, with its vertically integrated enterprises and inherent tendencies decentralize economic power and monopolize markets, would have dire consequences for humanity.

Stuart Williams, a scientist at the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, is experimenting with taking fat-derived cells extracted during liposuction and mixing them with glue to print a heart. Williams believes that a 3D-printed bioficial heart may be possible in ten years.ÿ

We can look at the sheath of the value chain we?re interested in and watch the Big Data coming through from all the sensors to our communication, energy, and transport internet ? manage, move and power economic activity.

Each rise in temperature of 1øC results in a 7 percent increase in the moisture-holding capacity of the atmosphere.36 This causes a radical change in the way water is distributed, with more intense precipitation but a reduction in duration and frequency.ÿ

Studies conducted around the world have shown a close correlation between materialist values, depression, and substance abuse.ÿ

We can then use our own mobile technology and apps to mine that Big Data on our value chain, and use analytics to create algorithms that allow us to dramatically increase our aggregate energy efficiency at every step of conversion on our value chain. And, by doing so, increase our productivity and reduce our marginal costs, so we can be competitive in a capitalistic market, in a digital world, and on some occasions, reduce the marginal cost to zero to shift our economic activity to the sharing economy.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man?s need but not enough for every man?s greed.

Suggest that the millennial generation, deeply affected by the Great Recession and a stagnant global economy, has begun to shift its psychic priorities from material success to living a meaningful existence.ÿ

We have 3 billion people connected right now - Pretty soon the whole human race. We can go up on this insipient Internet of Things platform (communication, energy and transport) and we can look at the sheath of the value chain we?re interested in. It could be our own business, our local neighborhood, our non-profit organization ? we all have our own value chain.

For the materialist, advertising becomes the powerful drug that feeds the addiction. Advertising prays on one?s sense of inadequacy and loneliness. It promises that products and services will enhance a person?s personality and identity and make him or her more appealing,ÿ

The British statesmen Ernest Bevin once quipped that the kingdom of heaven may run on righteousness, but the kingdom of earth runs on oil.ÿ

We will reach nearly 80% renewable energy generation well before 2040, barring unforeseen circumstances.

3-D printing groups, including Pro PDF, how to PDF, and practical action, are serving as repositories for open source, 3-D printingdesigns that will allow do-it-yourselfers to print the whole range of machines that are essential to build a TIR (Third Industrial Revolution) makers of economy.

Harvesting power of renewable energy technology is experiencing its own exponential growth curve in solar and wind, with geothermal, biomass, and Hydro expected to follow.

The coming together of the Communications Internet in a seamless twenty-first-century intelligent infrastructure ? the Internet of Things (IoT) ? is giving rise to a Third Industrial Revolution. The Internet of Things is already boosting productivity to the point where the marginal cost of producing many goods and services is nearly zero, making them practically free. The result is corporate profits are beginning to dry up, property rights are weakening, and an economy based on scarcity is slowly giving way to an economy of abundance.

What hasn?t yet sunk in is that fossil fuel energies are never going to approach zero marginal cost, or even come close. Renewable energies, however, are already at near zero marginal cost for millions of early adopters. Scaling them so that everyone on earth can produce green energy and shared across the Internet of things, again, at near zero marginal cost, is the next great task for civilization transitioning from a capitalist market to a Collaborative Commons.

3-D printing of buildings will reinvent construction in the coming decades.

He asks, how hard would it be to go a week without Google? Or, to up the ante, without Facebook, Amazon, Skype, Twitter, Apple, eBay, and Google?33 Wu is putting his finger on a disquieting new reality?that the new communication medium a younger generation gravitated to because of its promise of openness, transparency, and deep social collaboration masks another persona more concerned with ringing up profit by advancing a networked Commons.ÿ

The coming together of the Communications Internet, the Energy Internet, and the Logistics Internet in an Internet of Things provides the cognitive nervous system and physical means to integrate all of humanity in an interconnected global Commons that extends across the entirety of society.ÿ

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First Name
Jeremy
Last Name
Rifkin
Birth Date
1945
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American Author, Lecturer, Economist, Social Theorist, Political Advisor and Activist, Founder and President for Foundation on Economic Trends, Advisory Board for EarthSave International, National Council for Farm Animal Reform Movement