Evolution from Logos to Holos
BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, political regimes, local communities, and entire societies envisage the future by looking at the past. The governing assumption is that things will continue in much the same way as before, even if new technologies make some things better, shift the distribution of wealth, and create some areas of conflict. This is today’s dominant philosophy about the future: the philosophy of trend extrapolation. It is like driving down a highway by looking at the rearview mirror. As long as the road ahead is reasonably straight, we can steer by the rearview mirror: we just have to make sure that we don’t pull too much at the steering wheel. If the road curves, and the curve continues before us, ...