The Breaking Point

The Breaking Point

Do you sense the tension, the closeness of something very big? Very large complex systems do not always reach a point of total collapse. Instead, they may simply break apart in completely unpredictable ways. Is our world system possibly near such a breaking point? How can we tell? What happens when a world system breaks?

First a Neolithic Revolution, Then an Industrial Revolution. What’s Next?

First a Neolithic Revolution, Then an Industrial Revolution. What’s Next?

Humankind moved from tribal hunter-gathers to agriculture-husbandry about 10,000 years ago in the Neolithic Revolution. Nothing much happened, except civilization’s history, for the next 9,700 years. Around 1750, the Industrial Revolution began, lasting until roughly 1850. A Second Industrial Revolution took place between 1850 and 1930. Things seem to have been rather revolting ever since, but where are we headed?

Decentralization and Diversity: Keys to Survival

Decentralization and Diversity: Keys to Survival

We have today tremendous forces at work driving us toward centralized control, one world government, and perhaps even totalitarianism. These will inevitably collapse, but not before causing great pain and suffering – as always. What can we do to survive? Decentralization and diversity are the keys. To succeed, both are essential. How might this work in practice?