A keynote presentation I made at Reboot Britain and subsequently at the Do Lectures In which I argue that we at the toxic tail end of the industrial, mass-media society. Humanity has been deconstructed to the point of destruction, we are thin sliced into units of production and consumption and patient - humanity is very sick. The singular pursuit or material wealth above all other things worries people like George Soros. It is no surprise that the communications revolution that we are in is about enabling humanity to get back to what makes us human; we are a highly social, collaborative species who find context and meaning through engaging with each other in a rich variety of ways - the rise of the networked society enbables us to renegotiate the power relationships between people, the mass media, consumer culture, organisations and even government.
In the end I argue we need a new language and defining philosophy to help us embrace the non-linear networked world which can also transform our lives.