The great challenge we face going through this particular time of global change is that we are constantly seeking to address our most pressing problems with old, outdated and, if I may, 'stupid' ideas. Of course, part of the human condition is to draw from the tried and tested so we tend to work in increments....with the familiar....with patterns that we've established over eons. At any other time, those approaches may be considered appropriate to the normal human evolutionary journey,. But we are living in extraordinary times. Here are the trends that are begging us to rethink our approach immediately....
Climate change is happening faster than we thought it would. The latest on climate change shows things are speeding up faster than predictions...https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-06/global-warming-might-be-speeding-up
World economies are on the brink. We are seeing visible evidence that the socioeconomic order that has rootedi itself in the word for the past few centuries is collapsing...https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/11/world-order-collapse-refugees-emerging-economi...
Remember the automation unemployment crisis? The automation unemployment crisis will be more profound than we originally thought...https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/26/jobs-future-automation-robots-skills-creative-health
Now that I've put a damper on your day, allow me to brighten it. While the evidence shows that one version of existence is ending, another one is emerging. This is a unique time in the history of humanity. We are presented with opportunities and ideas that we would have never considered otherwise. Here are the opportunities that are emerging...
Vertical farming saves the day.Vertical farming may be part of the world food security solution we've been looking for, but didn't see the need to pursue it until now. https://www.ecowatch.com/5-ways-vertical-farms-are-changing-the-way-we-grow-food-1882019986.html
We are re-imagining cities. It took the internet of things and climate change to get us to rethink the design, purpose and the people of a major metropolitan area. From smart cities to "resilience hubs", we are rethinking metro areas outside of gentrification money hubs to places where people thrive and succeed in a time of change. http://www.iisd.org/faq/building-a-climate-resilient-city/
Africa is leapfrogging. The idea of an advance technological African nation as the one that will be featured in the upcoming movie Black Panther may currently be the stuff of fiction, but there is definitely a trend where emerging countries in Sub Saharan Africa are leapfrogging so-called "advanced" nations simply because they are not bogged down in old world technology infrastructure and politics. A new leadership is emerging...https://www.forbes.com/sites/harrybroadman/2016/09/30/can-africa-leapfrog-the-innovation-gap/#6f6c0d...
The popularity of co-ops is soaring globally. Based on all metrics to date, coops are dramatically rising in popularity, probably in response to the rise of income inequality as communities seek ways of feeding their people. https://www.shareable.net/blog/11-platform-cooperatives-creating-a-real-sharing-economy
Do you have a project you are working on that can add to this wave of really great ideas that can transform the world in short order? We need you. Download the UBR app from www.leadtheshift.com and submit your idea from your business, your partnership, your organization. We need the best of ideas right now to share with other thought leaders all around the planet. This is not just a kind of nice thing to do.....this is a necessity to ensure the continuation of the species on an entirely new direction.
Chet W. Sisk is an author and one of the world's leading Social Futurists. He is also expert on the current world paradigm shift. Find out more about him and the LEAD Global Team at www.leadtheshift.com or you can write him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org