Envisioning a Sustainable, Collaborative and Inclusive Economy | December 10, 2015
Our current economic model is obsolete and inadequate at serving the needs of our communities, citizens, the environment and future generations. This model, based on availability of cheap fossil fuels, is ready to be replaced by a new and resilient model built on connectedness, collaboration, innovation and empathy. This Third Industrial Revolution will integrate the power and prevalence of the internet with twenty-first century renewable energy technologies, while ensuring inclusion, diversity and opportunity for all of our citizens. Mr. Rifkin presented his vision and perspective on the future of the global economy, while Mr. Generett discussed how the Pittsburgh region can bridge the gap between the soaring innovation economy and struggling communities.