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The Four Pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jan 09, 2011

The latter chapters of Jeremy Rifkin’s new book ‘The Empathic Civilization’ (which I have summarised elsewhere) discusses how the many technological advances made possible by the Second Industrial Revolution and its oil based economy have made it possible for a nascent global consciousness to develop based on an extended empathy, not only for other members of our species but … Read More

The Empathic Civilization - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jan 08, 2011

One of the things I look forward to over the Christmas/New Years break is to find a good book to read during my academic “downtime”. This time around I selected the Empathic Civilization by Jeremy Rifkin and what a good choice that was. Exceedingly well written and informative, this book is not a light read. Its insights and occasionally provocative … Read More