The Motley Fool's industrial analyst, Isaac Pino r,ecently attended The Atlantic magazine's Manufacturing Summit for insight into the industry and visited General Electric's (NYSE:GE) 30 Rockefeller offices for a closer look at the $250 billion conglomerate. Isaac and Motley Fool Money host Chris Hill weigh in on the company's transformation over the past few years, its game-changing investments in 3-D printing and the industrial Internet, and the opportunity ahead for GE shareholders.

In the following segment, Isaac takes a closer look at other technologies GE is exploring at the moment aside from 3-D printing, specifically what is known as the industrial Internet. He discusses how the installation of broad ranges of intelligent connectivity among industrial machines could create untold new efficiencies that will lead to trillions of dollars of savings over the coming decades.

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