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

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With the KeystonePipelinedominating the news, and America's addiction to oil showing no signs of waning, it is more urgent than ever that we reconsider our energy needs in light of economic reality. In this New York Times bestseller, Jeremy Rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful new engine of economic growth, wherein hundreds of millions of people will produce their own green energy in their homes, offices, and factories and share it with each other in an "energy Internet." This process will usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships, from hierarchical to lateral, that will impact the way we conduct commerce, govern society, educate our children, and engage in civic life. 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.

Details

Author(s)
Jeremy Rifkin
Format
Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions
155 x 233 x 20mm | 320g
Publication date
05 Feb 2013
Publisher
Palgrave MacMillan
Publication City/Country
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
6th. ed.
ISBN10
0230341977
ISBN13
9780230341975
Bestsellers rank
11,732