Sunday, November 30, 2008

#62 Swimming with Dolphins - The Waves of Change - conversations withPaul Kordis, part 3

We are continuing our conversations with Dr. Paul Kordis. Paul has been researching writing, and speaking to groups for over 20 years about the processes of profound change. He is a globally traveled speaker and seminar leader on futuristic, human development, change and other topics. He received his Ph.D. degree (with honors) in human capital and economic development from Colorado State University in May, 2008.

His 1,500-page dissertation is entitled “The Superhighway to Serfdom: How False-Social-Norms Marketing is Hijacking the American Dream.” He is a co-author (with Dudley Lynch) of the books The Strategy of the Dolphin: Scoring a Win in a Chaotic World, which has become a best seller, and Code of the Monarch: A Guide to the Real Global Business Revolution. He is also the author (with his wife, Susan) of the book Name Your Passion: A User’s Guide to Finding Your Personal Purpose.

Today’s conversation touches upon the following topics:

  • Emergent phenomena – that enhances people’s life. It’s in the systems, institutions, organizations.
    • Developments in the economic, political and religious systems are leading towards bifurcation point.
    • Artifacts
  • Waves of change
    • Take human history as a 30-day month
    • First 29 days – hunting and gathering
    • Wave 1: The agriculture came along – peaked in early 1900s
    • Wave 2: The Industrial wave – started in 1650s, peaked in 1950s in the US
    • Wave 3: Informational wave – peaked out in mid-1980s
    • Wave 4: approaching the bifurcation point. Characterized by 6 primary technologies
      • Bio-engineering
      • Nanotechnology
      • Robotics (macro)
      • Machine cognition
      • New material science
      • Exotic energy sources
  • Key observation: in waves 1 & 2, change was slow, and we could adapt on the back of the wave. Wave 3 was faster, we had to adapt with the change. With wave 4, we may have to adapt before it happens.
  • Wave 4 technologies
    • Car battery – building the capacitor with a virus
    • Water filtration plant “Slingshot” – by the guy who built the Segway. Runs on methane, produces about mega-watt of energy, and produces enough fresh water for the entire village.
  • Betrayal of the technologies
    • They de-centralize power, hence less profit for the richest

[techtags: Paul Kordis, Dolphins, Waves of Change, Syntropy, Spheres of Human Influence, Generosity, Purpose, Passion, Globalization, Localization, NLP]

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