I posted this TED video last week when I first saw it. Since then I bought Paul Gilding’s book The Great Disruption to find out more about what he has to say.
I’m only a few chapters in, but basically he is summarizing up nicely what I have been saying for the last year. My thoughts were unsubstantiated and I sort of pieced everything together from an idea here and a notion there and a whole lot of intuition and common sense, but Paul has concrete and scientific evidence backing him that is summarized in an approachable and practical way.
It’s a bit weird reading it actually. It’s sort of as if a future version of me wrote it after years of research haha. But honestly, it’s really nice. It makes me feel like I’m not alone in my crazy thoughts and that well… I’m not crazy haha. It’s very validating. I think the only other time I felt like this recently is when I watch the documentary Surviving Progress (which I highly recommend as well).
That’s all for now. I’ll probably post more as I keep reading. Anyways go grab the book and prepare yourself for our future :)
Now Paul Gilding’s perspective is a little more along the lines of what I have seen before and am thinking myself. Right on point with my thinking at the moment. The pathway to the future does not look to be one smooth sailing, but rather a disruptive shift to change course.
I agree with Paul when he says the crisis is inevitable, but how we deal with it is still up for us to decide. And I can’t even imagine what I would say to my kid when they ask me what we were thinking in 2012…
And this is why I can’t just “get a job” like everyone else and quite frankly I’m not sure how anyone else can either… However, I agree that we shouldn’t be mobilized by fear the future - we should be ready to act and motivated! We are bloody good at adapting and hopefully this crisis will be quite exciting :)
Great presentation! I’m glad I sometimes find people on the same wavelength! AMAZING!