Sunday, April 29, 2007

The future is female

Now here comes a welcome report - finally, a well-respected researcher and thinker - the futurist Ian Pearson (who is a futurologist for British Telecom) predicts that 'The future is female' in saying that culture is shifting from an information economy towards a 'care economy' that is more suited to feminine traits and capacities:

We have had the industrial age, we have had the information economy. But now for something different: "the care economy", predicts BT's Ian Pearson. And, says Mr Pearson assuredly, women - not men - are best suited for this shift.

After years of so called soft skills - such as communication - being sidelined, they will now play centre-stage. "People will have to focus on being people, using their emotional skills," asserts Mr Pearson - with male confidence.

And, he insists, women are instinctively good at this.


Well, not that this is new, yet the public acknowledgment will help...

2 comments:

Neo said...

Yeaaa! Hail the return of the godess! It's taken us a very long time.
Equality through understanding the DIFFERENT traits of the sexes will finally replace the competition for outright control and superiority? I certainly hope so.

Kingsley said...

Don't we need a balance - bring it on!