I don’t have great news. I think if we talk about what is really going on that the world can be better NOW. All the noise on the news is just that. The truth is that the world is changing like never before. Embrace it, find your place in it and stop bickering over distractions.
I don’t know about the rest of you but the world feels like everything is changing quickly. I read about the world turmoil, housing and politics and I need good news. Again I don’t have great news or a solution but in knowledge is power.
If you removed all political news, all of the housing crisis news (prior to our firestorms), all of the healthcare news I wonder how we would feel? I think we would feel just as unstady and here is why.
HOW THE WORLD IS CHANGING
We are leaving the Industrial Age and are now in the INFORMATION AGE. When I first wrote about this five, ten and fifteen years ago I saw this happening I was excited but now I’ve had enough.
History shows us that when the planet goes from one time period to the next that there is usually betterment for all OR wars and turmoil. There was usually a clear path for profit by some and eventual sharing of those new riches that fit into our preconceived ideas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_time_periods.
THE WORLD HAS CHANGED | HERE IS ONE EXAMPLE
If you are reading this then you are reading it on an OPEN SOURCE. 39% of all websites are built on this platform and it is FREE. That means that a little business like mine has a level playing field against large companies. I have the ability to compete on an entirely new level that does not include newspaper ads or traditional marketing (although I still do).
UBER, AIR BNB and FACEBOOK are all examples of leveraging out new world economy and they all used FREE OPEN SOURCE PLAFORMS like this.
This is some really scary stuff for those rooted in Industrial Age Ideas.
CHANGE TAKES TIME
When we went from IRON to INDUSTRIAL and now to INFORMATION AGE each took about 25 – 40 years. The Information Age began in the 1970’s so we are there. I wonder what happened during our previous changes. There is not a lot of information except when things got bad we had a war and that was the answer.
HERE IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE
War is not the solution any more. Education – Equality – Transparency – Empathy have to be the new paradigm.
Everything is changing and it is because everything is changing. With change comes FEAR, False Evidence Appearing Real.
The rest of the solution is up to you. There are no magic bullets but if there was no greed, jealousy, fear or any of the seven deadly sins combined with our new era …
We are all camped outside the Promised Land and it is our duty to work harder, honor each other’s differing opinions and work toward compromise. There is no way for everyone to win but everyone can be a winner. Make that happen.
EDITOR NOTE: I believe that the entire world’s economies and trade is changing and that the general feeling of uneasiness is behind all of it. Last time this happened we were entering the Industrial Age and that worked out pretty good.