In this RSAnimate production, social commentator Jeremy Rifkin describes new scientific research that demonstrates humans’ inherent ability to empathize. He poses the question, “Is it possible to extend our empathy to the entire human race?” Rifkin postulates that this empathy will eventually sustain humankind and save planet Earth. The video lights a match to a combustible conversation regarding human nature, religion, philosophy, activism and science. getAbstract recommends watching it and joining the debate.
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Jeremy Rifkin is the author of The Empathic Civilization, The Hydrogen Economy and The Age of Access.
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2 years agoThis is a global perspective - universal in scope. I encourage you to think about this in terms of the workplace - is there an "empathic workplace?"