Here are my thoughts from reading the Tellus Institute’s Global Futures (their terms in italics).
Which outcome do you want?
Scenario A: Conventional World ? minor improvements, more of the same, increasingly insurmountable problems ? Fortress Worlds
Scenario B: Conventional World ? revolutions, Great Transitions ? Renaissance 2.0
How do you make your choice? By supporting the contributing causes.
Scenario A Contributing Causes:
Scenario B Contributing Causes:
Big thinking in (small) businesses. Fastest change, greatest mass in smaller/micro businesses. All business is personal. Small businesses connect more directly with people and community. More opportunities for accountability and tangible contributions.
Business as conventional, and its attendant myths and doctrines.
Big thinking in education – especially teaching creativity, problem solving, imagination skills, curiosity, research, knowledge development, science, artistic expression, individuality.
Teaching people to fulfil specific roles only.
Big thinking in emotional maturity – creating whole persons, integrated work-life personas, authenticity, self esteem, self acceptance, full expression, psychological well-being.
Encouragement of fracturing of self.
Big thinking in health – provision of core basics to developing nations, work-life balance in developed countries, etc.
User-pays health system.
Sustainability and green movement.
Use it up first before others get to it.
Big thinking in social maturity – embracing diversity and difference, care, trust, removal of them-vs-us, equal opportunity.
Thanks to Bob Jacobson for the link.