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Where is the world going?
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RE: Where is the world going?
The human world has drastically changed in the past 200 years. The industrial revolution started a heavy trend towards urbanization and the more recent digital/information revolution has significantly changed the way we communicate with other humans and perceive the world.

The rise of urbanization has created dense centers of humanity which led to the destruction of small, local communities and families as sources of power, and increased the power of large, centralized governments and corporations. This is inevitable as larger bureaucracies become near mandatory to create peaceful conditions for millions of people from different backgrounds, religions, and cultures. However, large bureaucracies become inefficient and unwieldy quickly and result in systems that leave exploitable loopholes for those with resources but at the same time leave many people falling through the cracks, forgotten. This is modern America in a nutshell, where we have the rich driving their Beamers to work past people living on the streets, in pretty much every major city.

Digitization has had two primary effects on humanity:

1. Allowed communication between people who would have never had a chance to communicate before (this forum for instance) which has overall increased our empathy and our drive towards improving human rights.
2. Increased the complexity of everyday life, requiring a more advanced skillset to navigate and live a comfortable life. These skills include both technological and social, both of which require investment to improve. This has widened the gap I described earlier caused by urbanization as those without access to improving their skills are left behind even further. Those who were illiterate before, have no chance of learning how to use a computer today without some kind of intervention.

So where are we now?

We are in a phase where we are connected to others in a modern sense, yet disconnected in a classical.

We are in a phase where we have more freedom and rights to live our lives as we please, unless we were born into a disadvantageous position, where it is, as it always has been, very difficult to catch up.

We are in a phase where life is more complex that it has ever been with the amount of people we have to deal with on a regular basis, the basic skills we need to have to live a good life, and the amount of knowledge required to be able to navigate this world we've created.

Considering all three of these points are very new to humanity on a biological time scale, we will certainly deal with some hiccups and there will be negative consequences. Ain't nothing in this world for free.

So what can we do?

Keep investing into yourself, your education, and your skills. The more knowledge and advanced skillsets you have, the easier it is for you to make a living and the harder it is for you to be left behind by globalization. This is neverending. Make your thirst for knowledge unquenchable.

Keep investing into relationships. As we no longer have local communities by default, we must spend the time to create them, as well as take advantage of the new communication mediums we've been given thanks to the internet and other technologies. We must be wary, as these technologies threaten to become our masters. We cannot let this happen, and instead must master them.

Keep investing into the world. This one is difficult to do as we are up against a global empire that seeks to make profit above all else, but we must make the world a better place for our children and our children's children. We must preserve the opportunities we've been given, but at the same time open up new ones. This is the task of humanity.
(This post was last modified: 08-07-2019 12:14 PM by yeppels.)
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Where is the world going? - Blake2 - 08-06-2019, 03:27 AM
RE: Where are we going? - Rorogue - 08-06-2019, 04:12 AM
RE: Where are we going? - RawGod - 08-06-2019, 04:16 AM
RE: Where are we going? - Richard Turpin - 08-06-2019, 04:51 AM
RE: Where is the world going? - SlickyBoy - 08-12-2019, 12:18 PM
RE: Where are we going? - Chiosboy90 - 08-06-2019, 05:06 AM
RE: Where is the world going? - Blake2 - 08-07-2019, 08:20 AM
RE: Where are we going? - Meliorare93 - 08-06-2019, 05:43 AM
RE: Where are we going? - mikado - 08-06-2019, 05:52 AM
RE: Where is the world going? - Vars - 08-10-2019, 07:58 AM
RE: Where are we going? - Meliorare93 - 08-06-2019, 06:41 AM
RE: Where are we going? - loremipsum - 08-07-2019, 12:20 AM
RE: Where are we going? - John Dodds - 08-06-2019, 06:45 PM
RE: Where are we going? - RIslander - 08-06-2019, 08:30 PM
RE: Where are we going? - MichaelWitcoff - 08-06-2019, 09:11 PM
RE: Where is the world going? - ilostabet - 08-07-2019, 03:42 AM
RE: Where is the world going? - perros - 08-07-2019, 08:39 AM
RE: Where is the world going? - kruger41 - 08-07-2019, 10:54 AM
RE: Where is the world going? - kruger41 - 08-07-2019, 11:45 AM
RE: Where is the world going? - yeppels - 08-07-2019 12:08 PM
RE: Where is the world going? - Blake2 - 08-07-2019, 01:03 PM
RE: Where is the world going? - RIslander - 08-09-2019, 10:51 PM
RE: Where is the world going? - nek - 08-09-2019, 11:04 PM
RE: Where is the world going? - Donfitz007 - 08-10-2019, 08:42 AM
RE: Where is the world going? - Kid Twist - 08-10-2019, 09:13 AM

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