Are You Ready For These 15 Mega Trends In The World?
Prepare for a new world before it gets you
Our civilzation has taken many giant steps over the last 12,000 years since the end of the last ice age, and we are in a new age if humanity since March 2020. Let’s take a look at a brief history of the world, emphasizing only the quantum leaps.
Please note that I intentionally didn’t `t include any religiously and politically sensitive turning points in the world history. The list is just to show where we started and where we are heading and I am sure I missed many other important events. Bear with me as I try to make a very high-level global summary.
50–65,000 years ago — Neanderthals reign the human species
12,000 years ago — The first religious center of the world was built at the beginning of the Neolithic Period in Gobeklitepe, a place in the southeast of modern Turkey.
6,000 years ago — Civilization started in Mesopotamia by the Sumerians.
5000 years ago — Stonehenge was built in modern England within 1500 years of construction.
4650 years ago — Keops pyramid was built by the ancient Egyptians.
2600–2300 years ago- Myths reigned the minds and traditions until modern philosophy flourished from liberal thinking that started in Miletus, a city by the Aegean Sea in modern turkey, by the nature philosophers. This is the period when Zoroaster in Middle-east, Confucious in China, and Buddha in India emerged. The well-known philosophers, Pthygoras, Xenon, Epicurus, Diogenes, Parmenides, Socrates, Platon, and Aristoteles, also lived during that period.
2300 years ago — Liberal thinking ignited a new era that led to the Hellenistic Period, when the ancient western and eastern cultures met at a grand scale, reaping the first seeds of experimental thinking and science.
2000 years ago — In the Library of Alexandria, early philosopher scientists, as I call them, discovered the world is flat and even measured its circumstance with high precision. Besides, they mapped the solar system and the orbits of the plants. First mechanical wonders were built to mimic humans, which they called automata.
1600 years ago — The destruction of the Library of Alexandria and the fall of the mighty Roman Empire, splitting as west and east, by the end of the 4th century A.D. marked the beginning of a 1000-years-long dark age, also called the Medieval Period. The religion controlled every aspect of western life in that period
1300–700 years ago — The Islamic Renaissance, when Europe was suffering the pains of the Scholastic Period. It ended with the invasion of Babel by Mongols.
700 years ago — Rise of Renaissance in Florence, Italy spread all over Europe and put people in the very center of life with Humanism.
600 years ago — The conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman Empire marks the end of the Medieval Age and the start of the Modern Age.
500 years ago — First discoveries of the rest of the world and brutal colonization. Columbus discovered America in 1492, opening up a brand new page in history.
400 years ago — Newtonian revolution with the principles of motion unveiled
250–300 years ago — The American Revolution in 1776 and The French revolution in 1789 mark the end of the Modern Age, and the Contemporary Age begins. Also, the industrialization dominates manufacturing and makes the riches of the past available to a wider range of people, consisting still of rich people.
150 years ago — Modern psychology emerges as a science from philosophy. New discoveries in Egypt, Tibet, India, Sumeria, Middle East, Turkey, and more countries unveil the traces of our long-forgotten history. New spiritual currents appear with the new interaction between the west and eastern cultures. Industrialization leads to mechanization. New inventions in electricity, electromagnetism, acoustic, physics, chemistry and more carve the path for a new technological world.
100 years ago — FED goes live in 1913, changing the 100% gold standard into the partial gold standard. World War 1 marks the end of empires and the rise of nations. Quantum revolution with general relativity theory of Einstein and Quantum Theory arises with Heisenberg, Bohr, Planck, and others
90 years ago — the Great Depression in 1929
1939–1945 — World War marks the end of British domination and the rise of the US. The bi-polar world order is in place with the US and Soviet Socialist Republics Union.
1944 — the US becomes global reserve money in Bretton Woods
1969- First man on the Moon
1971 — End of the gold standard by the US marks the beginning of the first test of an unlimited money-printing experiment that would lead to a crisis in 1981, 2001, 2008, and 2020.
1991 — Fall of Berlin Wall
2001 — Brutal terrorist attack in New York to Twin Towers and in Washington to Pentagon. Enron scandal triggers an economic crisis globally.
2008 — Economic crisis due to mortgage balloons devastates the world leaving many people homeless.
2020 — The world stops with the pandemic and economic starts, which is called the Great Reset. In March 2020, for many, capitalism ended, and transformation to a new economic order started.
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Let us take a look at how some of the megatrends will and can change our lives. The list below is a summary of my article on 55 trends.
- ECONOMY — Capitalism will end and be replaced by a social version of capitalism
- MARKETS — Globalization will be overtaken by localization as countries try to increase employment by pushing for overseas manufacturing to be locally and protect critical technologies
- MONEY — Rise of new reserve money based on crypto-currency
- POLITICS — A multi-polar world with multiple super-powers
- THE WORLD — Increasing number of regional wars to control petrol, water, transport routes, and critical underground resources
- DEMOCRACY — Political leaders will use a more authoritarian style to control unrest
- CHILDREN — Rise of Z and Alpha generations
- PARENTING — Our children will stand up more for themselves and go after global opportunities. Don’t expect them to be a hundred miles away from you when you retire; they can likely be on the other part of the world, communicating with you over the internet.
- EDUCATION — Online education will enable getting the best education no matter where you are in the world
- WORKING — Remote working, flexible working hours, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equality will be the main challenges
- CULTURAL DIVERSITY — More mobilization bringing more immigration challenges
- TECHNOLOGY — Artificial intelligence will change the way we work and the employment structure. Many people will rebel against AI with the fear of artificial consciousness. Nevertheless, robot rights will be an issue, especially when people start marrying robots.
- BUSINESS — Domination of corporations will rule the business. The western and eastern giants will compete more severely backed up by their governments.
- RELIGION — Rise of deism due to corrupt religions leadership and unnecessary adherence to myths, superstition, dogma, and bigotry
- ENERGY — Increased utilization of green energy and electrification will dominate the world to avoid climate changes after 2030 due to global warming.
The world will surely be a better place after these transitions and more. Change is normal. It is a key principle of the universe. We cannot totally drive the winds of change but can adapt to and prepare for it.
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Fortune 500 Corporate leader, spiritual coach, published author, & futurist. Kenan Kolday is an Industrial Engineer with an MBA and is recognized as an accomplished leader with 23 years of experience in global companies. In light of his life mission to make a meaningful difference in others' lives for a better world, he published 7 books, spent 20,000+ hours in spiritual development, coached others for 2000+ hours, delivered 120+ seminars, and led 3 start-ups & 2 transitions. Read his ROBOT WITH A SOUL TRILOGY to discover future trends and the path to self-mastery. The book unites philosophy, science, and theology, including the ancient wisdom of Hindu and Buddhist sages. too. Visit https://www.kenankolday.com/shop for all his books.