A Radical New Sharing Economy: Jeremy Rifkin's feature-length doc free to view now
We've been waiting for it (see posts), but it's finally here - the full feature-length version of VICE Impact's documentary with futurist Jeremy Rifkin, titled "The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy" (full film embedded above).
From the blurb:
The global economy is in crisis. The exponential exhaustion of natural resources, declining productivity, slow growth, rising unemployment, and steep inequality, forces us to rethink our economic models. Where do we go from here?
In this feature-length documentary, social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin lays out a road map to usher in a new economic system. A Third Industrial Revolution is unfolding with the convergence of three pivotal technologies: an ultra-fast 5G communication internet, a renewable energy internet, and a driverless mobility internet, all connected to the Internet of Things embedded across society and the environment.
This 21st century smart digital infrastructure is giving rise to a radical new sharing economy that is transforming the way we manage, power and move economic life. But with climate change now ravaging the planet, it needs to happen fast. Change of this magnitude requires political will and a profound ideological shift.
Rifkin has been intervening on this theme journalistically recently - see this piece from Newsweek, on why Trump's infrastructure plan needs a smart technology revolution, and from Strategy + Business, on How To Manage a Future of Abundance.
Regular readers will know our interest in new economic paradigms and practices - but it's the translation of these big ideas and analyses into convincing stories and symbols that's the focus of A/UK going forward. Appropriate, then, that Rifkin begins his documentary with this quote from Walter Benjamin: