“A formidable new technology infrastructure — the Internet of Things — is emerging with the potential to push much of economic life to near zero marginal cost over the course of the next two decades.”
As always, super-optimist Rifkin is great at analysing new trends in the global economy, but totally misjudges the negative implications. This is the guy who predicted the age of the "European Dream". Look where Europe is now! So by all means, read this NY Times article but put off your rosy glasses.
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