More on The Coming Age of Abundance and a telephone call with Chet W. Sisk -- A LEAD Global Briefing with Futurist Chet W. Sisk
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We are in crisis, that is, two different possibilities of the future exist at the same time and we are being asked to choose. While the dystopian automation unemployment apocalypse is getting all of the love right now, there is another path that is opening up. This is what some are calling the emerging Age of Abundance. We at LEAD Global are advocates for the latter and champion a pro-active approach to helping make the Age of Abundance a reality. Here are seven developments we see from our vantage point with suggestions on how we can get there....
Vertical Farms/Backyard Farms/Aquaponic Farms. If you hear anyone try to tell you that bioengineering food is the only way to feed a growing world population, walk away from them, immediately. They may not necessarily be dishonest, but they are definitely misinformed. The emerging technologies have created multiple options that can help us weather climate change and feed the entire world's population 10 times over. As I've stated before in an earlier briefing, the only reason there is hunger in the world is because political operatives have utilized the Scarcity Model (I have it, you don't, thus you must pay me for it) to make profit. Food abundance is available right now...http://www.ecowatch.com/5-ways-vertical-farms-are-changing-the-way-we-grow-food-1882019986.html
What must be done: Community organizations must now get behind these developments. It doesn't seem to be on the radar of national or regional governments.
Diversity As An Advantage in The Fourth Industrial Evolution. Despite the effort by some countries to close borders and shut people out, the world is a much more diverse place. Never in the history of humanity has there been this level of cross cultural interaction in the world. It stands to reason that organizations that do a better job of incorporating this diversity into their operations model will do better than those who don't. Diversity (not tokenism or exploitation) is a clear advantage in the new world emerging.http://multiculturaladvantage.com/recruit/diversity/diversity-in-the-workplace-benefits-challenges-s...
What must be done: People don't naturally interact with people outside of their cultural spaces. There has to be formal tools in place to make sure this happens.
Africa to leapfrog the rest of the world. Without the challenges of highly regulated infrastructure and complex burdensome vehicles of engagement, Africa is in a place to leap frog the rest of the world in implementing green technologies and mobile as-a-service applications. http://businessmindsafrica.com/time-now-africa-leapfrog-fourth-industrial-revolution/
What must be done. Nothing. Let Africa be Africa. This is a good time to develop ties with countries like Kenya, Angola, Namibia, Ghana, Ethiopia and Botswana.
Net Zero Energy Homes are on the rise. Imagine your home producing enough energy on its own to warm or heat your family so that your energy costs are near zero. That's the immediate future staring you in the face. Net Zero Energy Homes isn't just a tree-hugger's fantasy...it is the way forward in a booming business. The technology keeps developing....http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160812005030/en/North-America-Expected-Lead-Zero-Net-Energy
What must be done...Before you move to your next home, check and see if it can be retrofitted to create Net Zero Energy.
The Rise of Values and Experience Over More Stuff. Primarily driven by millennials, there is a full blown movement around the world not to buy so much stuff. The age of abundance has given rise to the service- as-a business model. This means people are not only buying less stuff, but the stuff they do buy has to have value and meaning and be on demand. http://www.retailprophet.com/blog/the-future-of-retail-in-the-age-of-abundance/
What must be done...This shift in old retail patterns of purchase are going to disrupt the economic models based on consumer spending. This could lead to different indexes of prosperity, like "how are people feeling about things" or " were you able to pay rent on time last month". Now is the time to support these kinds of developments around the country.
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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 email@example.com