I'm a Futurist on the journey from Ego to Eco, Author of 5 books (see below), and a global keynote speaker and strategist on media, social technologies, communications, sustainability, and 'Green Futures'. My main site and Futurist blog is at www.futuristgerd.com I am also the CEO of http://www.thefuturesagency.com Here, I focus on green future scenarios and green business trends, sustainable economics and what has been termed Natural Capitalism, as well as on renewable and networked energy and the idea of adapting internet, networked-society principles to the planet's most urgent climate and environment issues. In the near future, this will also become the home of the GreenFuturists group - stay tuned!

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Today, internet technology and renewable energies are about to merge to create a powerful infrastructure for a Third Industrial Revolution (TIR). In the coming era, hundreds of millions of people will produce their own green energy and share it in an “energy internet”, just as we now ­generate and share information online. The ­creation of a renewable energy regime, loaded by buildings, partially stored in the form of hydrogen, distributed via an energy ­internet and connected to plug-in zero-emission transport, establishes a five-pillar infrastructure that will spawn thousands of businesses and millions of sustainable jobs. The democratisation of energy will also bring with it a reordering of human relationships, impacting the way we conduct business, govern society, educate our children and engage in civic life.