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The Great 21st Century Hedge

If the risk, as Rifkin tells us, is the collapse of productivity in its current form then the opportunity is a revolutionary model of work.  If the risk is another 100 years of always playing catch-up, then the opportunity is a once-in-a-lifetime shot at being on the vanguard of real socio-economic change.  If the risk is continuing down a path of energy consumption with an expiry date, then the opportunity is an era of exponential abundance and sustainability. If the risk is irreversible damage to the environment via runaway climate change, then the opportunity is to acknowledge the woes of the Second Industrial Revolution and make way for the Third.  If the risk is another 200 years of top-down, raise-your-hand central power, then the opportunity is a system of open, neutral and local innovation.

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