We’re at a turning point. Between climate change, persistent and rising inequality, and the rising food crisis, it is clear that our current system is incapable of sustaining human civilization. The technological revolution we’re going through isn’t just about communications, but about automation, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that this is a change on the scale of the agricultural or industrial revolutions.
In the past, our systems have changed most drastically when our technical capabilities fundamentally changed. That’s what’s happening now. Simple automation (think cars, IT, and factories) could take away something like 45% of our current jobs (video here, sources in description). We’re in for a systems change no matter what we do.
Let’s be intentional about it. Let’s have this conversation. What should our next system be like? How will we change to make our civilization or prosperous, equal, and sustainable?
I’m going to start by reading this book, and I invite you to join me.
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I have asked Kenny to buy copy and bring it with him.
Thank you Forest, for bringing more awareness to me! I am following your posts (which Maia linked me to), and sharing your site with friends. I too love to see the world from my bicycle – stay safe. And I too believe there is hope, and that it has begun through grass roots activism, just like what you are doing! NICE WORK, Cathy MacKay (La Colorada, ES friend of your mom)
Thanks for the kind words! I’ll do my best to stay safe as I start out this summer!