The digital economy will revolutionize every commercial sector, disrupt the workings of virtually every industry, bring with it unprecedented new economic opportunities, put millions of people back to work, and create a more sustainable low-carbon society to mitigate climate change.
The European Union is embarking on a bold new course between 2015 and 2020 to create a high-tech 21st Century integrated single market that can unite its 500 million citizens and 28 member states, making Europe potentially the most productive commercial space in the world. The plan is called Digital Europe.
Jeremy Rifkin released a new version of his famous “Digital Europe” paper at the occasion of the introductory lecture for the Conference of thje European Speakers of the EU in Rome. The Third Industrial Revolution Digital future is ahead. Wether that would be for all human kind or just a restricted privileged minority will depend largely on the choices we are making today. This paper helps understanding the trend and anticipating it, by creating the zero marginal cost Communities and Comnmons and establishing the citizen and territoria energy, food and economic soveregnty. The Third Industrial Revolution European Society felt compelled to make this paper available to anyone who may want to anticipate the future in planning economic and social strategies for a more sustainable and fairer world.