Back in 2011, social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin published his book The Third Industrial Revolution that explored the challenges of climate change and globalization, along with the opportunities created by the rise of the Internet and automation, and how governments and corporations should be preparing for, and working to build, a society and economy driven by sustainable innovation and powered by renewable and distributed energy. Now Rifkin stars in a new documentary (named after his book) from Vice, talking to young people about a roadmap to solve the converging issues of global economic stagnation and environmental disaster. Vice first announced The Third Industrial Revolution at Ford’s “City of Tomorrow” symposium at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday.
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