The meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons
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The meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons

I would like to share with you this fantastic video where Jeremy Rifkin explains that we are entering a world beyond markets where we are learning how to live together in an interdependent global Collaborative Commons. I hope you are going to enjoy this presentation. I am interested in your opinion. Do you think we are really entering a new collaborative economy?

Now, a formidable new technology infrastructure—the Internet of things (IoT)—is emerging with the potential of pushing large segments of economic life to near zero marginal cost in the years ahead. Rifkin describes how the Communication Internet is converging with a nascent Energy Internet and Logistics Internet to create a new technology platform that connects everything and everyone. Billions of sensors are being attached to natural resources, production lines, the electricity grid, logistics networks, recycling flows, and implanted in homes, offices, stores, vehicles, and even human beings, feeding Big Data into an IoT global neural network. Prosumers can connect to the network and use Big Data, analytics, and algorithms to accelerate efficiency, dramatically increase productivity, and lower the marginal cost of producing and sharing a wide range of products and services to near zero, just like they now do with information goods.

source: Talks at Google


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