Monday, August 19, 2013

The Convergence Revolution


Scientific convergences cause socio-economic revolutions. As the sciences arrive at a unified understanding of nature, new fields of human study are born. As we solve the old problems, we discover new problems that require their own fields of inquiry. Eventually those new fields become their own recognized, independent sciences which delve deeper into the mysteries of reality. The sciences diverge and expand into new areas until once again they contract and converge. It is the rhythmic breathing of human innovation. 

The greater the convergence, the more sweeping the economic change that results. The way we work and make our living impacts every aspect of our society, even our culture. The driving social forces of the 20th Century revolved around the antagonism between labor and capital. This is why social organizations that brought people together, like unions and churches, rose to such prominence and power. They were a critical component in the social structures that helped us communicate, share and gave us the important feeling of belonging to something greater than ourselves.

During the next economic period, we will see moves towards borderless organizations, like NGOs. We will witness the birth of the first cohorts who eschew classic nationalism in favor of a humanist perspective. They will see themselves as citizens of the Earth and not of one particular nation-state. The old lines of division will fall away in favor of new divisions, largely based on how much they have embraced life altering technologies.

All of these changes will dramatically impact how we conduct business. Everything from how we find customers to how we deliver products and services will be redefined in the next 20 years. Don't wait until it's too late! Contact us today so you can futureproof your business.









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