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Stability During the Grand Transformations Transatlantic WeekWashington DC, April 26, 2010 dr. Žiga Turkprofessor, University of Ljubljana, SloveniaSecretary General, Reflection Group on the Future of EU, Brussels.
Thegrandtransformations A – abundance and automation B – BRICs and globalization, de-nationalisation C – climate change and energy D – demography E – e-verything
ABCDE are just the beginning point of singularity deeper reasons behind the current crisis global in nature long term, even historic
ABCDEare historic … A – end of industrial, information age, dawn of creative economy B – end of the dominance of the West C – end of below ground energy and fossil fuels D – end of a population growth E – end of paper based society, dawn of digital society
Communication revolutions disruptingsociety before life sequential: education, then work, then retirement go to work in your country, under your laws, social system mass media connecting society mass education for mass production politicstop of the pyramid after life parallel: earn, work and retire a little work anywhere,for anyone,unclear social rights niche media fragmenting society customized education for customized services politics in the middle of the circle
Paper communication broadly available: representative democracy (revolution)
Electronic communication available to all (revolution)
Empowerment never before was so much education, information, knowledge, contact to other people … available to so many citizens free to exercise their talent institutions openfor knowledge, talent on the outside
Values that empower we in the West will not have the quantity we will not be the only ones with quality everybody in the world knows education, innovation is important but we have a culture, tradition, values that empower respect for the individual freedom democracy these values empower, especially in an information economy and economy of meaning
“North America and Europe ... are predestined to work together because they share history, the same background and values.” Jacques Chirac
Acknowledgements photos:Google photo search, Flickr, EU, RemKoolHaas … charts:Erste Bank, Stanford University, OECD, WEO, IMF, NASA more information, author contact at www.zTurk.com