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Naseem Javed: the Col­lapse of the Next In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion

ArabAd - - CONTENTS CONTENTS - BY: NASSEEM JAVED

The se­crets of the global age are hid­den within the five bil­lion on­line con­nected peo­ple called “al­pha dream­ers”.

Now that all the bril­liance of the mighty pop­u­lar World Eco­nomic Fo­rum - 2016 in Davos, themed as 'The Fourth In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion', has been fully cap­tured, streamed and in­dexed, it’s now time to find a re­volt. The ‘Big Ques­tion’ that was never asked--was it re­ally about the mas­tery of the fourth in­dus­trial rev­o­lu­tion or a po­lit­i­cally cor­rect mur­mur­ing of a long over­due col­lapse of in­dus­tri­alised cen­tric­ity it­self?

The term ‘In­dus­trial’ smoothly grinds us into the past cen­tury. The term "In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion" it­self is a last mid­dle cen­tury idea, which blos­somed dur­ing both of the two world wars. Is it now seek­ing a new pos­ture amongst col­laps­ing economies or pos­si­bly as a pre­cur­sor to­wards the lin­ger­ing clouds of a new type of third world war?

The con­cept con­jures pic­tures of mas­sive robo­tised army di­vi­sions, drone-swarm mis­sions and con­stantly ag­ile armies of cy­ber war­fare hack­ers. This is not where the world should be headed. This is not a Fourth In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion. On the other hand, "The Third In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion", a thought well proph­e­sied by Jeremy Rifkin in his book by the same ti­tle in 2011 is still very, very far away.

If we are ready to move for­ward, shouldn’t all of the old in­dus­trial rev­o­lu­tions men­tal­ity, war­centric oper­a­tions, oc­cu­pa­tions, re­pres­sions and di­vi­sive seg­re­ga­tions be dead by now?

At this point of time, hu­mankind is not trapped in any se­quen­tial ar­ray of nu­meric pro­gres­sion of in­dus­tri­alised stacked chim­neys ghet­tos drag­ging us into 4th, 5th and 6th rev­o­lu­tions, and we are cer­tainly not ad­vanc­ing to­wards the “50th Cop­per Age” or “70th Bronze age”; we are sim­ply be­ing lib­er­ated into a brand new “Global Age”.

Let’s ex­plore the grad­ual ar­rival of this new ‘Global Age’.

glo-bal-a-ge: when the ma­jor­ity of the global pop­u­lous si­mul­ta­ne­ously in­ter­acts with each other in real time; when the ma­jor­ity of global pub­lic con­scious­ness sur­passes all other forces and be­gin tak­ing its own new shape; when the ma­jor­ity of the global pulse of hy­per ac­tiv­ity be­come si­mul­ta­ne­ously un­stop­pable new method­olo­gies; when the ma­jor­ity of global pop­u­lous recog­nises the same iden­ti­cal prob­lems all over the world and seek glob­ally work­able an­swers; when the ma­jor­ity of minds con­nect to­gether to stop abuse of mankind.

What’s good enough for every­one in the world will au­to­mat­i­cally be­come good enough for every­one’s lo­cal pros­per­ity.

The se­crets of the global age are hid­den within the five bil­lion on­line con­nected peo­ple called “al­pha dream­ers”: the new global age thinkers of the world, the new dream weavers of the mankind and the new wis­dom for hu­man­ity at large.

Dreams al­ways lay the foun­da­tions to build re­al­i­ties on.

With­out dream­ing there is noth­ing but fear, in­se­cu­ri­ties and panic. Al­pha dream­ers are well armed, each with a ter­mi­nal of some type, in­ter­net savvy, and with the ca­pa­bil­ity to mo­bilise in­tu­itive wis­dom to sur­vive. World con­trol and in­flu­ences are in­creas­ingly not in the hands of a small per­cent­age of power bro­kers but new tidal waves of the global age masses. The most ob­vi­ous proof is hid­den in the end­less lin­ger­ing and bick­er­ing over de­ci­sions and in­ca­pa­bil­ity of once pow­er­ful and fast ac­tion mighty gov­ern­ment bod­ies.

We are at the dawn of the big­gest and largest for­ma­tion of global mind­share ever.

There is a new awak­en­ing where global con­scious­ness is get­ting in­creas­ingly syn­chro­nised and where is­sues sur­round­ing mankind take pri­or­ity. This is un­like the pre­vi­ous mil­len­nia where at dif­fer­ent cy­cles var­i­ous groups and so­ci­eties phe­nom­e­nally flour­ished, while to­tally obliv­i­ous or con­cerned about oth­ers or the rest of the globe. Now it’s the glob­ally pul­sat­ing, well con­nected, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and the shar­ing of con­cern, pres­ence and force by the sec­ond that unite all in a com­mon cause.

The loud and pow­er­ful sten­to­rian call will be heard. The global mind share will strive to sur­vive the de­struc­tive ide­olo­gies and trans­form them for the bet­ter­ment of hu­man­ity. The beast within will be tamed by the rapid fire ac­cess to truth and ‘real’ global in­for­ma­tion. Lo­calised dog­mas will die out.

The unique con­cur­rence of hu­man thought, blended with tech­nol­ogy and ba­sic ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence is cre­at­ing ‘tech­no­calamity’; this is a state where con­ven­tional and es­tab­lished busi­ness and life­style mod­els are be­ing erased by the sec­onds. The hy­per ac­cel­er­a­tion of con­nec­tiv­ity and the ca­pa­bil­ity to process in­for­ma­tion quickly is com­bined with the de­ploy­ment of ba­sic and in­stinc­tive hu­man knowl­edge. This is where the global mind­share is headed.

If at best it’s not the fourth in­dus­trial rev­o­lu­tion, it’s the first layer of global con­scious­ness and al­pha dream­ers and to be mea­sured as the most pow­er­ful force ever known. It is the first great step for­ward dur­ing this new ‘global age’.

Now the next big ques­tion is what do we do now and how do we bring about global har­mony?

The ben­e­fi­cia­ries: Work en­gage­ment spa­ces with­out clocks and cal­en­dars, recliners and soft twin­kling lights on the ceil­ings, maps of the world on ev­ery wall and best of the best com­mu­ni­cat­ing de­vices buzzing global traf­fic of di­a­logue…

En­e­mies: Not the dirty bomb but the In­ter­net-kill Switch, not the peak-oil rather pro­longed be­low USD$20 oil prices, not the short­age of money rather the un­lim­ited print­ing of cur­rency…

Ad­just­ments: Halt what­ever you are do­ing and do not re­sume till you re­ally fig­ure why you are do­ing it. Old mod­els are bro­ken, dream out a new plan…

Al­pha dream­ers are wel­comed… join the move­ment!

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