In a few hundred years, when the history of our time is written from a long term perspective, it is likely that the most important event those historians will see is not technology, nor the Internet, nor e-commerce. It is an unprecedented change in the human condition. For the first time ─ literally ─ substantial and rapidly growing numbers of people have choices. For the first time, they will have to manage themselves.
“And society is totally unprepared for it.”
(Peter Drucker, in The 8th Habit, by Stephen R. Covey, p. 12)
4 March 2016