Chapter One: "So What Has Changed In The Past Three Decades?”... part 3.

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The imbalances existing on the planet.

The Human Population and the supply of food and water.

In the poorer countries, the population is growing exponentially, and the

economies in these countries are not sufficient to provide a good quality of life for


Air pollution, water pollution, ground pollution and mind pollution.

The pollution of the planet is mainly caused by big industries, and these industries

are big and powerful. Governments do not want to get involved in a dispute for

the simple reason these industries pay huge amounts of tax.

Humans existing day to day and those who are blinded by ignorance.

It is a vicious cycle, rural living, subsistence economies, poor education and little

opportunity to develop a better quality of life. The gap between those who enjoy

a good quality of life and those that “scratch’ out an existence keeps widening by

the day.


Governments in a “Neck Lock”.

Governments do not wish to “kill the golden goose which lays the golden eggs”.

So the organisations that are creating the problems go unchallenged and continue

to destroy the planet.

The inability to think local and to be able to work globally.

Because individual countries on their own cannot make much impact on the

issues the world faces, it has been up to the UN to organise these, but as

described above this has not had much effect because the industries which the

governments must control are their main line of finance, therefore not much has

happened in the last 50 years.

Companies, profit and non-profit, cities etc have to solve the problems.

Therefore it is up to a “Global Network of Companies” to address the situation.

This has to be done not only with NGO’s because many of these organisations are

sponsored by the people they are meant to be controlling. The solutions lie in the

way in which the networks are designed and sponsored.


The “Information Era” transitioning to the “Innovative Era”.

The ever-accelerating rate of change in just about everything.

In some areas, the natural resources are running low, and in other areas the

resources are plentiful, but some resources need to be stopped and viable

alternatives found to replace these. Renewable energy is a key to this

development and this needs to be driven by high levels of Innovation.

The need to be creative to address new problems.

There are examples in Africa where young Africans have devised schemes to

address the renewable energy situation. A young Malawian man creating Wind

Powered light for his village. A young Kenyan man devised a system to provide

gas in slot machines for cooking. A young South African man providing cooking

bricks made from waste materials. There’s plenty of ‘creative intelligence’ out


Raising the level of human awareness.

Part of the problem is a lack of understanding of the causes of the problems,

short term focus of the people trapped in hand to mouth existence and those

blinded by greed and ignorant of the consequences of their actions.


Staying alive!

One country on its own cannot solve all the issues at hand.

The days of having a “Super Power” are over. The only “Super Power” that can

exist in the future is a ‘unified network of people addressing the global issues

locally. The empowerment will be driven by the technology that exposes the

culprits of destruction. Name and Shame.

Governments are paralysed, so it’s up to organisations.

Fossil Fuels, Pharmaceuticals, Food Industry, Armament companies, Social Media

and governments are all tied up together in a neck lock that is difficult to undo.

Net worth?

What is your net worth? If you think about this it must start with yourself. How

do I use what I have been given, to become more of what I should be so as to

contribute to self, others and the world.


So what has changed over the past three decades? 

The global situation has become more complex, much more complex.  The air, the water, the ground pollution has worsened dramatically.  The cause behind this is a combination of several interrelated forces - human ignorance, an inability of governments to act, unbridled greed.  The combination of these seemingly leaves few options open for concerned people to try to turn the tide so that there is a future for the generations to come.   

But this is one way of looking at the situation.  There is another perspective. 

There is so much happening in small pockets across the globe and the way to address the situation is to connect these entrepreneurs to all become global phenomena.  Let’s list these: 
- Food forests.
- Etc.  

While engaged in conversation and I hear someone talking about the latest thing in business.  After a short description of what the latest things are, I begin to realise that it is very similar to something that happened twenty to thirty years back and is seen to be different because of the way it is being presented.  

The same system which was paper-driven, circulated in the internal memo envelopes, which was discarded because it was too slow, or too cumbersome, has now been revived because the digital systems move faster, stores information more accurately and the information is easier to retrieve, plus the information can be accessed from anywhere and anytime in the world, this now makes it more viable. 

Technology has changed the speed at which things happen, and more importantly the ability to access people almost anywhere in time and space.  This has changed the way we communicate.  A statement of the obvious.

What has changed?  The speed at which things change, the accelerating rate of change, and this have and will continue to affect how we communicate.  We are moving from the information era and going into the innovation era.  Speed is of the essence.  Being innovative requires us to move fast and make changes quickly so as to adjust what we are experimenting with to come to a positive conclusion as soon as possible. 

What can be done about it?

How can the situation be best managed?


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