What is meaningful growth?
To the individual, to communities and in a global society?
This is where we evolved and who we are.
Our minds, bodies and emotions are tuned to living in small groups as a part of nature.
As we spread around the globe, we reached out.
For each other, for food and shelter, and for answers and meaning.
We invented agriculture and husbandry;
we changed our environment and along with it our narratives and societies.
With city life
came new crafts, trade, writing, new mythologies, empires, and the over-all increased complexity of the Bronze Age.
The Iron Age gave us the alphabet and the individual.
Judaism, Greek philosophy, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism allowed personal narratives and demanded new responsibilities
Christianity and Islam sought the purity of the individual soul.
Their narratives created the biggest communities seen to this day.
With the invention of printing with movable type, the West was transformed.
Reformation, 30 Year War, Peace of Westphalia, religious freedom, Renaissance, and Enlightenment, all grew out of Gutenberg’s information technology.
Industrialization changed the fabric of the West.
And through colonialism the rest of the world along with it.
The nation state, democracy, civil rights, politics, and the economy as we know them
are products of the Industrial Age.
BINC technologies – Bio-, Information-, Nano-, and Cogno-technologies – are redefining the human habitat.
Economic structures, nation states, and much more are changing due to technological development.
The Nordic countries have made the most out of the Industrial Age.
How do we make the most out of the BINC Age?