Technology is Making Most of Us OBSOLETE…Here’s How to AVOID the Failure, Rejection & Insignificance Bound to Become the Norm
FIRST, listen to this…it’s part of a free audio book I give away to people who sign up to get 2 (also free) chapters of my upcoming book:
———— Excerpt from the Reader Mailbag ————
“Simply put, we’re not prepared for the future; we’re not ready for the great transition into an information economy (the so-called “digital age”).
I not trying to get all Sci-Fi on you, but we simply don’t have the skill-sets (or MIND-sets) needed to position ourselves favorably in the coming world and to avoid becoming obsolete.
I’m not talking about just knowing how to “surf the net,” I mean an entire WORLDVIEW…an understanding of the new phase of society we’re transferring into (the social dynamics of it).
There’s this Chinese proverb that goes “At the other side of a crisis lies opportunity…” and that’s how I feel.
This is probably the main thing right here: reframing what most of us see as a terrifying, hyper-technology crisis into an opportunity for community empowerment (economically, politically and culturally) on a whole new level.
There’s a concept I’m developing called “The Great Transition” you can find out more about by clicking here.
————Two Pieces of the Puzzle ————
As I see it, the solution is a two-fold process:
1.) Setting up structures to NULLIFY the negative effects that this virtual reality will bring (look up stuff like Neo-Luddism, books like “You Are Not A Gadget” by John Lanier, “Empire of Illusion” by Chris Hedges, etc.), and
2.) Setting up structures to adapt to and ACCENTUATE the positive effects (look up terms like “information society” or “knowledge economy”…you’ll also find some of the more philosophical internet marketers – people like Seth Godin and Eben Pagan – talking about this.)
ps: Your friends look up to you for your ambition. You need to live up to them so they don’t think you’re a fraud. Here’s how…