Corona, Climate, and Crashes: Welcome to the Transformation Age


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Originally published at: https://integrallife.com/corona-climate-and-crashes-welcome-to-the-transformation-age/

Robb Smith and Corey deVos explore the rising disruption caused by a brand new set of global life conditions emerging across the planet, why only an integral sensibility is capable of managing these many challenges and crises, and how we can begin to cultivate the inner resilience and anti-fragility we need in order to endure and even thrive in the midst of extreme volatility.


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If you can, please interview George Friedman (of Geopolitical Futures). He has a new book “The Storm Before the Calm” which has a key insight lacking in your analysis. He identifies two cycles: a socioeconomic one and an institutional one. He predicts that the institutional cycle (begun after WWII) will end in 2028 or 2032 and the next institutional cycle will be defined by a new relationship of the government with itself. The fundamental problem solved in the next cycle is the ability of intentions to efficiently flow through a system which currently is not possible due to over-reliance on narrow expertise. (The socioeconomic cycle will begin anew starting in 2020 and will include those left behind by neoliberalism.) What Robb misses in his analysis is the institutional cycle and the reason why government doesn’t work anymore (and why we don’t win wars anymore) due to the fragmentation of intention (a break between UL and UR in Wilber’s jargon). What George Friedman doesn’t get is development. It would be very interesting to integrate all of this: the economic cycle (1870, 1930, 1980, 2020), the institutional cycle (1780, 1860, 1940, 20XX), generational change (Missionary, Greatest, Silent, Boomer, GenX, Millennial, GenZ, Gen Alpha), cultural evolution (egocentric, ethnocentric, worldcentric which is correlated with neoliberal, kosmocentric etc.) and developmental levels.