Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin

  • Jeremy Rifkin 
  • economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist

 

“The risks attendant to the Biotech Century are at least as ominous as the rewards are seductive,” writes Jeremy Rifkin in his 1998 bestseller The Biotech Century. Rifkin has been influential in shaping public policy by addressing the social, economic and ecological impact of scientific and technological changes. In his lecture, he will question whether the artificial creation of cloned animals means the end of nature and the substitution of a “bio-industrial” world. He will consider what it will mean to live in a world where babies are genetically engineered and customized in the womb. Rifkin will force each of us to put a mirror to our most deeply held values and ponder with him the ultimate question of the purpose and meaning of existence as we become engulfed in the biotech revolution.

Presentations at Calvin University:

The Bio-tech Century: Harnessing the Gene and Remaking the World
Part of the: January Series

Friday, January 4, 2002  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of West Michigan

The Age of Access: The New Culture of Hypercapitalism Where All of Life Is a Paid-For-Experience
Part of the: January Series

Thursday, January 4, 2001  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: Grand Bank

Featured publication

The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism

The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism
by Jeremy Rifkin 
St. Martin's Press (April 1, 2014)

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