What are the ingredients for an industrial revolution? It’s simple! Take some new energy sources, add a dash of cutting-edge communications technology, and top it all off with an emerging mode of transportation!

When our society goes through an industrial revolution, we spur economic growth, and completely change the world we live in. We’ve seen the effects of two already, so how would things change if we had a third?

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