Reinvigorating Transportation in the Third Industrial Revolution

The major strength of Jeremy Rifkin’s Third Industrial Revolution (TIR) framework is that it ties together, in a synergistic and coherent fashion, technologies that are already beginning their introduction into the marketplace. This is especially true in Pillar 5, with the emerging “electrification” of the automobile…
Calling fuel cells, the “ultimate technology,” Akio Toyoda, recently revealed plans to introduce an “affordable” fuel cell car by 2015 by cutting the costs by “90 percent” from current prototype, early production models.