How Soon Is Now: A Futurists Guide to Surviving Our Global Megacrisis by Daniel PinchbeckHis plan was to write a planetary constitution and trigger a great leap forwards into a world of ecological and social justice, a transition he anticipated occurring in synch with the 5,year cycle of the Mayan calendar. We have, he feels, subconsciously willed ourselves into imminent planetary catastrophe in order to force ourselves to make a decision: change or die. One reason for this, perhaps, is that Pinchbeck was forced to watch the Watergate hearings at the tender age of five, an ordeal which set the tone for his future disengagement from real-world politics. Fair enough, though most of us question the positions our five-year-old selves took. Like longer reads? Try our in-depth dossiers that provide a comprehensive view of each topic. Want to stay up to date with breaking Geographical stories?
How Soon is Now? Daniel Pinchbeck on social change and global transformation
We are on the brink of an ecological mega-crisis threatening the future of life on earth. Our actions over the next few years may well determine the destiny of our descendants. Eisenstein will bring to the discussion his contention that the dominant climate change narrative is actually part of the problem, rooted in the same underlying, unconscious worldview that generates ecological ruin.
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Lightning and thunder require time; the light of the stars requires time; deeds, though done, still require time to be seen and heard. This deed is still more distant from them than most distant stars -- and yet they have done it themselves. In fact, everyone but me and a few other people who agree with me are stupid. Like Donald Trump, Yiannapolous offers his opinions freely as if they were self-evident truths. But if you listen closely you will find that he is not partaking in the conversation. In fact, he is not partaking in any conversation that does not involve his own reflection telling him how pretty and smart he is. His slim charisma spews vitriol but advances no argument; he is a fledgling dictator buttressing his dubious beliefs with insults.