We share information over the communication Internet. Why can't private companies share when it comes to the supply chain? That's the idea behind the logistics Internet, a new more efficient, collaborative, and cleaner network in development thanks to the communication internet.
According to renowned economic and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, this is all part of the coming shift of greater democratization. Rifkin explains: "We've now freed ourselves with information to near zero marginal cost. Millions of us are producing and sharing with each other and we now have the first early adopters that are now producing their own green electricity at near zero marginal cost, millions of them already, and we're just starting to see a transport and logistics Internet that could get us to near zero marginal cost. This is the democratization of everything and it's going to change the economic model."
The logistics Internet is just one big idea making our world a more collaborative place.