The Empathic Civilization - by Jeremy Rifkin[Reading report] by Roman Baudin


The author was part of the "Alternative Management" third year program in HEC in 2014. Roman now works as a public sector consultant. He is interested in deliberative democracy issues, State modernization thematics and in the sociology of organizations.

Humanity is entering a pivotal moment in History: the continuous refining of information and technology communication enabled a worldwide spreading of empathy through the connection of people around the globe; meanwhile, the entropic and environmental bill generated by the western way of life, to which seven billion people wish to access in the long-term, is intolerably growing for the ecosystem. Through a historical revision based on multiple references to sociology, economics, psychology and physics, the author shows the path to overcome this paradox: the development of a biospheric consciousness, which will foster truly sustainable political and economic proposals, and launch a third industrial revolution based on distributed production of renewable energy and storage and redistribution of this energy thanks to smart grids

Quote article  Roman Baudin, « The Empathic Civilization - by Jeremy Rifkin », 04 march 2014, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]

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