We, human beings, are being challenged from within the system that we created ourselves. At his deathbed, more then twenty years ago, my father apologised for not leaving me a better world. The last book he had red was The Future Shock from Alvin Toffler and unfortunately that was the last image my father was given from a those days already renowned futurist. Toffler sketched a future scenario in which the world would go under in doomsday scenarios however not long after my father passed away Toffler apologised. He had been misled by his own predictive models and had been summoned by numerous captains of industry that the disasters Toffler predicted were already being solved in the R&D labs of numerous multinationals. Toffler regrouped and came with a new book, The Third Wave.
Change cannot be stopped
In the Third Wave Toffler predicted the future was based on big changes initiated by mankind itself. The first wave represented the agricultural society, the second wave the industrial society and the third wave the information society. Going through change, from one wave into the other gave uproar like the American civil war in which the labour had to travel from the agricultural area into the factories. We by now have fully entered the third wave as Toffler predicted however we still have to cope with the last remnants of the transition. We are not there yet. Since the early sixties we have been gliding into the information age and over the passed decade this change has taken disruptive speeds and proportions. Old standards are being abandoned and we all need to adapt into this new era. As an aftershock the financial crisis in the thirties might have been the remodelling of the financial system from agricultural finance, based on land and seasons into a 24/7 industrial need for financing, we now are part of a complete remodelling of the financial system into the information age in which intellectual property and a true flat and transparant global market create entirely new currents of money and even new forms of mediums of exchange.
Making the change
Making the change, means finding new ways to generate income as old jobs both in blue- and white-collar diminish or even stronger, totally disappear. Education from an industrial age suddenly does not match the demand in the information age and savings and pension plans no longer supply for the old days.
This requires radical change which is uncomfortable, unnatural and when run into new opportunities seem, from the old perspective numerous time unbelievable for those ho got stuck in the past.
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The world is chaos. The timeframe that we’ve entered represents a new world. And new worlds are inhabited by new generations. Generation Flux is the group of people that embrace instability. They tolerate and even enjoy the fact that nothing is what it seems. Three year ago the global cell phone industry was dominated by three players, Nokia, Research In Motion and Motorola. Today Apple and Samsung are in control. Fast paced change is what Generation Flux has embraced. They are the one’s that go rafting on the colorado river of live and change the rules while falling down the mountain. The recalibrate careers, business models. They don’t take the existing assumptions for granted as they have the proof that what you see today will not be tomorrow. They are accustomed to the frictionless spread of information and the accept that schooling as we know it today will change in the blink of an eye as online education efforts and the speed in which we have to learn, de-learn and re-learn disrupts the existing methods.
GenFluxer will be or have been student, businessmen, educator, entrepreneur, politician and they do not know what they will be next. What they do know is that they will grab on to something. Since yesterday’s rules no longer are applied today GenFluxer will move freely in what Fast company described in the 1990s as a “Free Agent Nation” and “The Brand Called You.” era. They are the “New economy”.
Recently I ran into timebanks.org an initiative for those that have run out of money and have time to spent. They describe the basic principle of time banking as follows:” At its most basic level, Time banking is simply about spending an hour doing something for somebody in your community. That hour goes into the Time Bank as a Time Dollar. Then you have a Time dollar to spend on having someone doing something for you. It’s a simple idea, but it has powerful ripple effects in building community connections.”
So here is the trade. All those people that are currently unemployed should open an account at a timebanks affiliate nearby. they should do the self assesment in order to find out what they have to offer to the world or in other words what they can do for others in the time they have abundant since they are unemployed.
As timebanks started as a volunteers initiative the way they organise the functional trade of time brings in a new equivalent of cash. This way all those gazillions of printed mickey mouse money wont be needed to get things done by people that can do the things. Whatever happend with bartering, it’s back and the internet solutions can speed up a new real life economy for those with time without money.