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- TZM International Discord Meeting
- Jan 26 2019
- 9:00 am - 10:00 am
TZM NYC: Video showing of Jeremy Rifkin’s talk, “The Zero Marginal Cost Society”
What: Video showing of Jeremy Rifkin’s talk, “The Zero Marginal Cost Society”, followed by an open discussion.
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6 PM – 8 PM
The Zero Marginal Cost Society
What is a ‘Zero Marginal Cost Society’? Can it really take us, as Jeremy Rifkin argues, to a new age of nearly free goods and services? Can it help to foster a global collaborative commons, potentially transcending capitalism? In this film, Rifkin explains how the ‘internet of things’ is lowering the costs of many physical items. He talks about how the internet is bringing humanity closer together and how it is potentially decentralizing production. However, questions remain. Will everyone will be included and how? What impacts will ‘The Zero Marginal Cost Society’ have on our environment? What does this all mean for our future? Let’s watch (BE THERE ON TIME) and then discuss this serious and important talk. Our discussion will be every bit as serious.
We encourage you to view the film in advance, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-iDUcETjvo, and to see it again when we meet.
Jeremy Rifkin has served as an adviser to President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, Prime Minister Jose Socrates of Portugal, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain, and Prime Minister Janez Janša of Slovenia, during their respective European Council Presidencies, on issues related to the economy, climate change, and energy security. Rifkin is also a senior lecturer at the Wharton School’s Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania where he instructs CEOs and senior management on transitioning their business operations into sustainable Third Industrial Revolution economies.