Rifkin’s Revolution

UPS Speaker Series presents noted author and thinker Jeremy Rifkin on Feb. 24.

We’re not big on self-promotion here at Longitudes. We think the content we serve up on a variety of subjects on a daily basis is our best advertising.

But today we’re making an exception because we don’t want you to miss an opportunity to hear firsthand from one of the best-respected, big-idea guys of our time.

Jeremy Rifkin, an adviser to world leaders and the bestselling author of 20 books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, society and the environment, is the first presenter in the 2016 UPS Speaker Series.

His presentation begins at 9:30 a.m. (EST) on Feb. 24 in the Founders’ Auditorium at UPS in Atlanta, Georgia, and you are invited to view it by registering for the live webcast.

Rifkin believes that great economic revolutions in history occur when new communication technologies converge with new energy systems.

In his book The Third Industrial Revolution, Rifkin says: “Our industrial civilization is at a crossroads. Oil and the other fossil fuel energies that make up the industrial way of life are sunsetting, and the technologies made from and propelled by these energies are antiquated.”

Where should we go from here and which forms of energy should take us there? Join us on Feb. 24 for the answers from the fertile mind of Jeremy Rifkin. goldbrown2

We recently sat down with Rifkin for an in-depth conversation about where the world is heading in the coming years. Look for our audio podcast next week in advance of Rifkin’s talk. 


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