We are on the cusp of a promising new economic era, with far-reaching benefits for humankind. What's required now is a global commitment to facilitate the transition to a digitalized green economy if we are to avert catastrophic climate change and create a more prosperous and sustainable society.
The lack of infrastructure in the developing world is both a liability and a potential asset. We are already witnessing a surge of activity in the introduction of solar, wind and other renewable energy technologies that will boost the development trajectories of countries with enormous potential.
As the world enters the Third Industrial Revolution, increased connectivity between businesses and prosumers, powered by clean and renewable energies, will change the global economy. Here's how we can make that happen.
Here's how the rise of the "Internet of Things," the "Sharing Economy" and the "Zero Marginal Cost Society" can save the planet and create new jobs.
The struggle between investor capitalists and prosumer collaboratists over control of the Internet of Things, while still embryonic, is shaping up to be the critical economic battle of the first half of the twenty-first century.