It has become somewhat fashionable in recent years to begin discussion of just about any topic by stating that we are living in revolutionary times. Even annually updated consumer-electronic items get described as revolutionary. However, there is little consensus about the actual scope and nature of the revolution coming, or the revolution already upon us. Is this unfolding revolution really to do with advances in technology? Is it to do with overpopulation, or with aging populations? Is it to do with the financial system, or the ecological crisis? Is it to do with a crisis in education, or with a rising, global middle-class; or increasingly authoritative centralised powers…?
This book argues that the source of the revolution taking place in the fabric of human reality is to be found much “deeper”, as it were, than any of the above and similar wide ranging issues and changes people generally might think of.