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Jeremy Rifkin on 'The Internet of Things'


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Jeremy Rifkin
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Jeremy Rifkin

From a washing machine that emails you when your clothes are done to smart door locks and Wi-Fi enabled dog collars that can track down a lost pet, Internet-connected objects and devices are on the rise. Author Jeremy Rifkin says that this phenomenon, known as "The Internet of things" has the potential to radically transform the global economy. Rifkin joins us to discuss his latest book, "The Zero Marginal Cost Society."

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Jeremy Rifkin, founder and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends, which examines the impacts of new technologies on the global economy, and author of books including "The Hydrogen Economy" and "The End of Work"

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