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Bold New World reveals...  

New Rules and Insights

GOVERNMENT

        Nation-states as the primary pillars of world order will become an anachronism.

        We will witness the devolution of power from the large nation-state to local administrations, and conversely, a shifting of other powers to supranational, even global, authorities.

        Global tribes comprised of individuals with common interests, beliefs, and cultures, but in diverse lands, will arise.

        The arbitrary distinction between domestic and international affairs will dissolve.  Both will be considered human affairs.

JOBS

        Most routine, repetitive jobs will vanish over the next few decades.

        To keep ahead of advancing technology, people entering the job market will, on average, change careers (not just jobs) three to four times during a lifetime.

        The growth jobs will be those that are difficult to automate, where a human touch is needed, or where technology is a tool for the worker rather than its replacement.

        The decentralization of the workplace will redefine the nature of jobs.  Individuals will be like a private "company" providing services to other "companies."

WAR

        Over the next two decades, technology will favor the terrorist; classical military defense will be outmoded.

        Wars won't be fought to control territory; the idea of a military "front" will become pass.

        The size of a nation will no longer be a key to wealth, making military strategies focused on conquering territory obsolete.

BUSINESS

        Multinational corporations will be replaced by globocorps, which will seek to act as though borders don't exist.  It will be impossible to classify a corporation as to its national allegiance.

        Paradoxically, globocorps will not be huge monoliths.  Bigness will now be a burden.  The highly adaptable Amoeba Form of organization, which utilizes placeless technologies to bring together workers throughout the world, will flourish.

        Manufacturers and service companies will sell directly to consumers, making middlemen and some retailers obsolete.

        The declining importance of labor will fundamentally shift the role of unions as their power and influence continues to weaken in most industries.

ECONOMICS

        Global capital flows and transnational trade will accelerate to such a frenetic pace that nations will no longer be able to control their internal economies.

        A radical transformation will occur in how sellers find buyers; "stock markets" as we have known them will become extinct.

        Our ability to substitute synthetic materials for natural resources, combined with improved mining techniques, will mean that the price of raw materials-including energy-will decline in the next century.

        The manufacturing companies that survive will increasingly view themselves as service companies, rather than the purveyors of things.

        With our landfills overflowing and global pollution rising, the preservation of the environment will emerge as the highest cost in moving our economy forward.

EDUCATION

        Students will be taught how to utilize the knowledge they have, rather than just memorizing it; team problem solving will be key.

        As our body of knowledge expands, libraries will become archaic as repositories of knowledge.

        School diplomas will diminish in importance, as employers will be more interested in what practical knowledge a student has.

        Global citizens will be divided into worldwide camps: those who can navigate their way into economic prosperity in the Fourth Dimension and those still enslaved in the Second and Third.

 

 

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