For now, only the “bad guys” can save us!
Updated: Jul 1
Our planet, society, and institutions face more challenges than at any time in history. There is a convergence of threats that will have negative and irreversible consequences if not stopped and reversed. But the critical challenges still offer opportunities for both the greater good and economic prosperity, if a new approach to priorities and choices are embraced.
Prior to the the Covid pandemic I had been reading and writing about critical trends that require immediate attention. Each cause has its own supporters who believe theirs is the #1 priority, but all the critical priorities are connected and by the competing forces of economics, politics and to quote another writer, “the failure of imagination.” As of Spring 2020 I had my top six critical trends – and now they have all converged into the proverbial perfect storm by the emergence and “failure of imagination “-preparation and leadership for the pandemic crisis. The urgency and severity of the trends have increased over the past few years. Since the 2016 election, the change in political priorities, economic concentration, and social and political conflicts have propelled the issues to dangerous levels, and hard to reverse without first inflicting severe damage. But, they have now fallen behind the urgency of the pandemic solution, but will influence a pandemic solution. My six critical trends:
Information/cyber security and influences
Economic status, progress, opportunity
Government, political stability/effectiveness
Healthcare and Wellness