Jeremy Rifkin, renowned economist and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, believes that saving not just our own species, but all life in Earth’s biosphere community from extinction, now depends on our ability to transition into a Third Industrial Revolution and post carbon era. In other words, the oil era is ending and that means human civilization is going to have to rapidly transition into a new energy regime or face collapse. To do this, we need to use the power of communications technologies like an internet to support a democratic system of sustainable energy generation and distribution.
“The critical task at hand is to harness the public capital, the market capital and especially the social capital of the human race to the mission of transitioning the world to a Third Industrial Revolution economy and post-carbon era. A transformation of this scale will require a concomitant leap to biosphere consciousness. Only if we begin to think as an extended global family that not only includes our own species but also all of our fellow travelers in the evolutionary sojourn on Earth will we be able to save our common biosphere community and renew the planet for future generations. “
Read about his proposed “energy internet”: http://odewire.com/135419/viva-la-revolution.html
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