Our Veneer of Civilization Has Become Frightening Thin

Our Veneer of Civilization Has Become Frightening Thin

Civil society seems to be disintegrating, not just here but all over the world. Does this portend a civilization collapse, or just a Great Reset? Is “civilization” simply a thin layer – a veneer – over the beast of humanity? Or is this simply a huge complex system reconfiguring itself around a new technological reality? Something very big is happening, for sure. Globally.

Democracy? Who Needs It When We’ve Got G3P

Democracy? Who Needs It When We’ve Got G3P

Even though we can’t do anything about where the world is headed, it is always helpful to understand as much as possible about what is actually happening. Why? Because this understanding allows adaptation, the key to survival – according to Charles Darwin. This post looks at a huge but underreported globalization happening and how we might best adapt to it.

The Great Unraveling? Done. Crisis Phase? Getting Wild

The Great Unraveling? Done. Crisis Phase? Getting Wild

We were long overdue for a great unraveling. It came at last, and now seems mostly done. That is good. Now for the tough part – a final crisis phase that sets the stage for a new and better beginning. Based on centuries of history, war seems to be an inevitable part of this crisis process. But is war truly inevitable?

Is The “Great Reset” Being Reset — Maybe Even Greatly?

Is The “Great Reset” Being Reset — Maybe Even Greatly?

One of the realities of a large complex world is that actions, even the most well-intentioned ones, can have huge unintended and unforeseen consequences. The world works the way it wants, not the way we might hope or plan. The Great Reset may have many noble aims but it is beginning to appear that the world has other ideas. What does this mean for us folks who don’t run the world?