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TEDxBrainport 2012 - Jeremy Rifkin - Leading the way to the third industrial revolution

TEDxBrainport 2012 - Making the FutureThe second industrial revolution is on life support. We need a new approach that will take us into a third industrial revolution. Via video, Jeremy Rifkin explained that the third industrial revolution will bring together distributed energy with the internet to create a future based on collaborative, shared energy generation.Jeremy Rifkin is the author of The New York Times best selling book, The Third Industrial Revolution, How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World. Mr. Rifkin is an adviser to the European Union and to heads of state around the world. He is a senior lecturer at the Wharton School's Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the president of the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, D.C.About TEDxBrainport 2012 - Making the FutureThere are many challenges in the world today. Hunger and disease continue to affect large parts of the developing world. Financial instability is halting progress in developed countries. We're running out of resources and changing the natural world in ways we don't totally understand. How can we make a better future? Discover the next big bordering-on-crazy ideas for humanity at TEDxBrainport 2012. Energy - Can we power our planet?About TEDx.TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos -- sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
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