sábado, 30 de novembro de 2013

The Third Industrial Revolution of Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin wrote about a “third industrial revolution” that is coming in this time that we call “after-postmodern era”. Rifkin thinks that a “lateral power” is emerging in a “collaborative economy”. The current crisis is closing the strength of the second industrial revolution that achieved its apex in the postmodern end of the 20th century.
Creativity in Science can apply sustainability to obtain energy from other sources than the traditional ones. Computation can optimize this process and innovate most of all human activities. All of it together is going to lead to a new balance in politics and power beyond old polarizations. Decentralization and auto-sufficient micro-communities can establish new relations inside and outside the nations.
After-postmodern paradigms for society are under construction…