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Jeremy Rifkin on the Fall of Capitalism and the Internet of Things

Jeremy Rifkin on the Fall of Capitalism and the Internet of Things

We are just beginning to glimpse the bare outlines of an emerging new economic system, the collaborative commons. This is the first new economic paradigm to emerge on the world scene since the advent of capitalism and socialism in the early 19th century. So it’s a remarkable historical event. It has long-term implications for society. But what’s really interesting is the trigger that’s giving birth to this new economic system. The trigger is something called zero marginal cost. Now, marginal…

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Clark Medalist: Internet doesn’t cause ideological extremism

Clark Medalist: Internet doesn’t cause ideological extremism

– We know that people in this country end up with very different views and end up with very different beliefs about factual questions, whether it’s whether there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq or not, whether Earth has been becoming warmer over time or not, there are lots of factual questions on which people end up with different views, different beliefs, and that our research doesn’t say that that isn’t true. I think that the suggestion that had…

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