The Third Industrial Revolution

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The Third Industrial Revolution
The Third Industrial Revolution Book Cover.jpg
AuthorJeremy Rifkin
SubjectEnergy, economics, sharing economy
PublisherPalgrave MacMillan
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardcover)

The Third Industrial Revolution; How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World is a book by Jeremy Rifkin published in 2011. The premise of the book is that fundamental economic change occurs when new communication technologies converge with new energy regimes, mainly, renewable electricity.[1]

The sharing economy is also explored as a crucial element of the Third Industrial Revolution.


The book has been on the New York Times Best Seller List[2] and has been translated into 19 languages[citation needed]. By 2013, 400,000 copies were in print in China alone.[citation needed] Rifkin has been interviewed on NPR.[3][4]


In 2017 a documentary based on the book was released by Vice Media starring Jeremy Rifkin.

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  1. ^ Jeremy Rifkin, Nicolas Easley. "Jeremy Rifkin and The Third Industrial Revolution Home Page". Archived from the original on 2017-02-25. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  2. ^ "NY Times Best Seller List". NY Times. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
  3. ^ "Innovation Hub - Great Minds, Great Conversations - Recent Entries". Innovation Hub - Blogs.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Innovation Hub - Great Minds, Great Conversations - Power to the People". Innovation Hub - Blogs.

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