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Macroshift by Arthur Charles Clarke, Ervin Laszlo

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THE TRANSFORMATION WROUGHT BY A MACROSHIFT has always challenged the creativity of people, but today’s challenge is unprecedented. In the past, a more adapted civilization evolved over several generations; the rhythm of change was relatively slow. This is no longer the case. The critical period for change today is compressed within the lifetime of a single generation. Repeated trial and error may have sufficed in the past, but it is not adequate today. The overexploitation of resources and impairment of nature, coupled with the unequal distribution of wealth and the destruction of the fabric of societies, has launched us on an irreversible transformation. In a macroshift many things are possible, but remaining with the status ...

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