The Zero Marginal Cost Society
The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of CapitalismAudiobook CD - 2014
In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin argues that the capitalist era is passing--not quickly, but inevitably. The emerging Internet of Things is giving rise to a new economic system that will transform our way of life. In this provocative book, Rifkin argues that the coming together of the Communication Internet with the fledgling Energy Internet and Logistics Internet in a seamless twenty-first century intelligent infrastructure--the Internet of Things--is boosting productivity to the point where the marginal cost of producing many goods and services is nearly zero, making them essentially free. The result is that corporate profits are beginning to dry up, property rights are weakening, and the conventional mind-set of scarcity is slowly giving way to the possibility of abundance. The zero marginal cost phenomenon is spawning a hybrid economy--part capitalist market and part "collaborative commons"--with far-reaching implications for society.
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 
Copyright Date: ℗2014
Branch Call Number: 330.126 RIFKIN CD
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio digital,optical,stereo 12 audio discs (14 1/2 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Internet of things, the collaborative commons, and the eclipse of capitalism