Not terribly long ago almost everyone grew their own food and wove their own cloth.
Then, fueled by the discovery of steam power, the Industrial Revolution burst onto the scene around 1750.
It continued through the 1800’s as a Technological Revolution brought us scientific innovation and mass production.
The 1900’s ushered in the Information Age, quantum physics and, by the early 2000’s we all witnessed the Digital Revolution as it permeated our lives.
Today we have a boundless universe of information at our fingertips, an obesity epidemic and far more stuff than we can ever use.
On social media we stage, enhance and perform our lives for other’s consumption while we tally clicks, likes and friends.
Yes, the internet connects us in many ways yet the technology that was supposed to ‘save’ us time instead has us time-starved and drowning in digital soup.
Simultaneously, loneliness is near universal and considered the #1 public health risk in North America.
As I see it, there’s another revolution emerging; one that will transform us and our planet.
It will take work as we toggle back and forth between joy and pain, commit to be better humans and learn to love well.
Care to join me?