Our "Star Trek Potential". Five things that indicate we're evolving. A LEAD Global Briefing from Futurist Chet W. Sisk
I recently ran into a colleague of mine who declared that he was part of the "resistance" movement. He and I spoke about the political and social climate in the US and around the world. In that conversation, he said to me "we desperately need a revolution!"
Nothing could be further from the truth.
From my particular view, a revolution is re-shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic. You may get different seating placement, but you're still on the boat. It seems to me that we are on the front line of an evolution -- that is, a change at the very core of how things work that breaks the cycle of past operations and thinking. I would submit that The Fourth Industrial Revolution is misnamed because it represents more than a revolution, but an evolution of the way everything works. This will change the soul of humanity and the foundation of a society. In my opinion, this level of shift is needed so that people can create a way forward that best leverages the technology for the greater good. Framed another way, this is an opportunity to create levels of efficiencies that can destroy the sociological bottleneck of greed, lack, violence, exploitation and materialism. Another friend of mine gave a name to this possibility. She called it the "Star Trek Potential". The Star Trek Potential is the future that is free from want, lack, war and hunger, as often discussed in various episodes of the Star Trek television and movie series. Here are some of the developments that are pointing in the direction of this potential.
The Star Trek Medical Tricorder - It seems every day the Star Trek series seems more like a documentary than a fictional television program. Several companies are working on producing the first medical tricorder, a machine that can analyze your health by a simple scan of your retina or the rest of your body. In short order, these machines will be available to people around the world, putting preventative health care in the hands of the people.http://io9.gizmodo.com/meet-the-teams-who-are-building-the-worlds-first-medic-154300063
The Rise of the Backyard Farmer -- In theory, we could produce all of the food we need, feed the world 10 times over and get rid of massive food waste right now if only a fraction of people did backyard farming around the world. Even if you live in an apartment, anywhere in the world, you could participate in this shift. The technology to make this possible exists now.This would change food production as we know it and give rise to the age of abundance. https://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/urban-farm-backyard-vertical-aeroponic-gardens.html
The Rush To Find A Currency Alternative --- Let's face it. Currency controlled by nation-states is subject to manipulation. That's a 20th Century fact. The emerging technology through crypto currency has also fueled a mad rush to create an open-source world currency that allows everyone to participate in a different kind of economy. Here are some of the wild ideas that are emerging in light of this rush. https://www.gobankingrates.com/investing/9-alternative-currencies-crazier-bitcoin/
A New Philosophical/Spiritual Belief --- Every paradigm shift needs a corresponding philosophy to help make it more accessible to the people. The Southern African concept of Ubuntu seems to be the leader of this time.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-judith-rich/ubuntu_b_1803189.html
First Industrial Revolution-Structured Education Is Being Turned On It's Head --- During the first industrial revolution, education was designed to produce more workers to fit into the industrial machine. Now that basic industrial work is being handled by robots, a different kind of education system must evolve. This one haempowers people to think, create, innovate. This education system has the power to create futures that we used to dream about.
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The Kadampa Meditation Center in Denver is hosting a series of teachings on how to manage fear and anxiety in a time of change. Write back at firstname.lastname@example.org and write "meditation" in the subject line and we'll send you more information.
There is a therapist in the Seattle area who specializes in providing support for workplace anxiety in light of automation job loss and career reshuffling from the Fourth Industrial Revolution. If you think you're having those anxieties, write us back at email@example.com and we'll put you in touch with him. He can hold workshops and seminars wherever you are in the world. Put "work" in the subject line.
There are a group of investors in Bahrain who are interested in creative solar energy applications. If your company has been doing creative work around solar energy, write us back at firstname.lastname@example.org and write solar in the subject line. We'll put you in touch with them.
LEAD Global, in conjunction with Yoga of the Mind, is hosting a workshop on the 20th of May. This will be focused on helping you form an action plan to thrive and succeed in a time of change. Go to leadtheshift,com to register.
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