Dr. Ben van Lier CMC is Account Director Government at Centric, a Dutch ICT company with offices in Belgium, Norway, Germany, Switzerland and Romania. As part of this role he focuses on research and analysis of developments in the interface...
TheStreet: How the "Internet of Things" is Killing Capitalism
Source: "The "Internet of things" has the potential to push large segments of economic life to near zero marginal cost in the years to come, and that will alter capitalism as we know it, says Jeremy Rifkin, author of "The Zero Marginal Cost Society". The trend toward free sharing of information and entertainment, plus the rise in green energy and 3-D printing will spawn a hybrid economy in years to come which will be part capitalist market and part "Collaborative Commons"."