The Final Industrial Revolution
Quite simply the final industrial revolution will occur when we as a planet acquiesce fully to either technology or to our instinctual nature. Scientifically and intellectually we have not significantly improved the esoteric understanding of our existence. In fact, one might say that the pure essence of Man has fallen prey to technology.
Let us compare lifestyles today to a time pre the Industrial Revolution. Before mechanization, and electrical and telecommunication advancements, societies progressed via very primitive techniques, predominantly through the employment of the human hand in conjunction with nature. The comparison today, to a time long ago, becomes possible when we compare an Amish societal structure, to its greater neighboring technologically absorbed secular society.
The best measurement of success would not be in the “degree” of comfort we have attained, or the “speed” at which we accomplish tasks today, but rather which “end” has had the greatest positive impact on nature and society as a whole. The best measure of success would then be the extent to which any individual can become a pro-active member of a “societal structure”, and whether that structure has a symbiotic relationship with nature.
In our fanaticism to construct a global corporate culture, and to centralize power and decision-making, the foundations of society have toppled. We have extinguished our interaction skills, exorcised our spiritual core and distanced ourselves from the Greater Authority. Technology has failed to ethereally elevate Mankind because technological advancement chose a destructive path, and navigated a great distance away from the holographic framework and essence of creation.
We are destined to choose one of the two paths mentioned. Should technology triumph, trans-humanism would prevail. For instinct to prevail, we must fully dominate the power of technology.
We wake at the dawn of each day to accomplish one task, and that is to “work”. We work so that we can produce goods and services, and earn a pay-cheque. We transform Mother Nature into raw materials, only to discard the final product to the whims of consumerism. This is not a formula that compliments life, nor a formula for success.
When economists accentuate terms such as productivity and capacity, they continue to put forward solutions of destruction. We have the technology to produce a light bulb that can last a life-time, but not the day-light to make it happen.