The Third Industrial Revolution – by Jeremy Rifkin

I chanced upon this wonderful video “the third industrial revolution” by Jeremy Rifkin from Vice last week and boy it has been on my mind ever since. The video is quite long, about 2 hour so it’s like watching a movie really. The content is insightful, the narrative is compelling and it motivates us to act. Then I purchased the book by the same author to read more about it. While the overarching narrative is the same as the video, the book goes a lot deeper into each topic with relevant data points, company names and projects.

It opened my mind about macro trends and conversations that would impact us human race. Now I understand more about climate change, what we are experiencing at the moment i.e. the end of the second industrial revolution and what we could do to contribute to the third. This has many implications into which industries we should focus on in the long term, how we live our life on a day to day basis or even as specific as sectors for investment.

You could go one step further and read some of the blueprints that TIR consulting are providing to Metropolitan Region of Rotterdam and The Hague, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg etc…


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