compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
IMAGINE A TIME BEFORE SMARTPHONES. Before iBooks. Before
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and even the mighty Google. A world
without web browsers, when the Internet belonged to universities
and going online meant logging onto an electronic bulletin board.
Now imagine being able to smell it all coming—not the details but
the impact of a networked world on culture, business, politics, daily
life. These were the preconditions that spawned Wired.
In 1988, Louis Rossetto, a 39-year-old adventurer, onetime novelist,
and avid libertarian, sensed that the encoding of information in 1s
and 0s was going to change everything. Living in Amsterdam at the
time, he and Jane Metcalfe, his partner in business and life, had
parlayed his job at an obscure language-translation service into a
magazine, Electric Word. Produced on an Apple Mac, it evoked a
digital universe that was not about gadgetry but a force for global transformation.
Over the following year, the couple hammered out a business plan
for a new magazine, tentatively called Millennium, that would take
this revolution to the US mainstream. Technology, Rossetto predicted,
would be the rock and roll of the ’90s, and the pair aimed to make
Millennium its standard-bearer.
The coriolis effect - an effect that I first began to truly understand,
as moving to the right with height, when I first started flying in
hot-air balloons. The very best example of this is the Four Corners
Hot Air Balloon race where the balloons, take off from identifiable
points on the ground, and as a each balloon gradually climbs
naturally to the right whilst traversing the states of Arizona, Utah,
Colorado, and New Mexico, they finally return to the take off site
and the balloon which lands closest to it's take off position is
declared the winner.
"The next decade will be the
most important in our lifetime."
HRH The Prince of Wales
The global transition to a sustainable future [IS] the growth story of our time. We must capture the will, imagination, and enthusiasm of humanity, by re-imagining our future. We are on the verge of catalytic breakthroughs that will alter our view of what is possible and profitable. New employment opportunities, entire new industries and markets, rooted in sustainability, are within our grasp – with the potential for unparalleled economic growth. We must simply visualise the future and have the confidence to invest in it.
There [IS] an enormous opportunity for businesses to re[IMAGINE] themselves, to redesign their supply chains and their products in the way sustainably minded consumers are demanding. We need only look at our young people for ideas and inspiration. We now need to shape the markets, industries and jobs of the future, as the next decade will be the most important in our lifetime.
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I'll second Brian's :) and add a yay!
PLUS 10,000 and then some !
“Seventy Seven SUNSET Strip” - an INDEPENDENCE DAY prediction ?? !!!
The bridge of 80,000 zaadsters was crossed TODAY
92,000 plus zaadzsters THIS day of ONE HUNDRED views - our numbers continue to climb - even more rapidly it would seem since the gaiam aquisition.
99,458 & counting … as of 15th September 2007 - can WE ALL @zaadz force that 100,000 barrier on this very particular day ?
Well better later than NEVER - 100,153 @ 1425 GMT Monday 17th September 2007
111258 as of 17th October 2007
140,201 as of 31st December 2007
IS IT NOT appropriate …
that as we change from the seed to the planet…
WE begin the transformation with 150,000 souls and counting.