The 21st Century: Analysis and Definitions
Are You Ready For The 21st Century ?
A Future in Crisis
Intuitively, people everywhere are now sensing that they are living on credit … borrowing from the future in terms of the economy, the environment and sources of energy. People from all walks of life are beginning to realize they are borrowing from an uncertain future to finance current levels of prosperity. It's becoming clearer and clearer that the current models for society are mortgaging the quality of life from future generations in order to fulfill current desires.
Thus, mental models are beginning to change, and people don't want a range of disparate studies on various disconnected problems; rather, they are seeking concrete analyses and approaches that can help redirect or remedy difficult and complex situations.
This section of the web site offers readers a framework that explores some new mechanisms for addressing the complexities of the emergent post-industrial society.
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The work contained in the sections outlined above represents a synthesis of how a hundred or so authors are anticipating our collective future.