We are losing our living systems social systems cultural systems governing systems stability and our constitutional health and we’re surrendering it all at the same time.
People are naming it the Third Wave the Information Age etc. but I would say those are basically technological descriptions and this next shift is not about technology – although obviously it will be influenced and in some cases expressed by technologies.
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
All is connected… no one thing can change by itself.
I think an old style of addressing environmental problems is ebbing but the rise of the so-called conservative political movement in this country is not a trend towards the future but a reaction to this very broad shift that we are undergoing.
We are now heading down a centuries-long path toward increasing the productivity of our natural capital – the resource systems upon which we depend to live – instead of our human capital.
We assume that everything’s becoming more efficient and in an immediate sense that’s true our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources.