~ The macroshift moves toward a successful conclusion if, and only if, a
critical mass of people in society evolve their mindset: if they generate
and embrace values, worldviews, and ethics that mesh with the conditions
that were inadvertently spawned by the technological innovations of their
The macroshift that Laszlo (2001) refers to in the opening quote is a bifurcation that occurs at a specifically complex level within a society’s dynamic evolution. It is, says Laszlo, a ‘bifurcation of human civilization in its quasi totality.’ (Laszlo, 2001, p.9). This is a bifurcation on an unprecedented global level that relies upon a mass evolution of our current mindset that, as Laszlo implies, is a move from a Cartesian worldview of parts to one encompassing a connected wholeness. Such a move being triggered by our technical innovations.
Such innovations allow our mindset to comprehend the move that we need to take into a more consciously aware and integrated society, such that our human species may develop towards evolving a species mind. This level of connectivity will necessarily invoke mass sensitivity towards communal thoughts and feelings. This should not be thought of as being scary nor fantasy - merely a higher stage of functioning.
However, we need to prepare ourselves first. Otherwise, that which is truth will seem like science-fiction.
Laszlo, E. (2001) Macroshift: Navigating the Transformation to a Sustainable World. San Francisco: Berret-Koehler Publishers, Inc.