Understanding the seventh era, the Imagination Era, can help predict the next U.S. President.
Messages at this site have looked at the Imagination Era in detail. Technology has moved humanity through numerous eras of innovation (Steam Powered – Internal Combustion Powered – Chemical/Plastics/TV/Telephone/Jet Powered – Electronics powered and Information Powered). Each era made society more efficient. New modes of productivity changed the way we eat, work, sleep, live, practice religion, politics, gather our families, spend, etc. Now we are headed into the Imagination Era.
One of the many messages on this subject (at https://www.garyascott.com/archives/2001/08/28/358/)shows six facts about this upcoming era:
Imagination Era Thought #1: The information era has peaked. We can still make money in Microsoft and the .coms but the really easy big billions have now all been made in the Information Era.
Imagination Era Thought #2: We can see the Imagination Era every day. Eras do not start and stop in a day. We still have textiles and foundries, railroads, airplanes, etc. New airlines and car manufacturers still begin.
The seventh wave is already beginning to form. Chances are it will rise even faster and sharper than all those in the past.
* Imagination Era Thought #3: Whatever can be automated will.
* Imagination Era Thought #4: Excellence and value will be taken for granted. In the industrialized world (remember investing in emerging nations will be different) the main mode of production will be automated assembly lines turning out low cost, highly usable, dependable products. Innovations in production will take place very quickly within an industry.
* Imagination Era Thought #5: The story will reign king! People will buy products based on the story behind the product.
* Imagination Era Thought #6: Values will be as or even more important than the economic value.
Imagination thought number seven is of the greatest importance now as the U.S. Presidential election process heats up.
* Imagination Era Thought #7: Politics lag behind business when it comes to using technology. However, politics are very much affected by technology.
Take Abraham Lincoln as an example. He was a great orator but a lousy campaigner. He lost election after election until he was able to use new technology, the railroad, to whisk him from city to city. This new technology allowed him to use his oration skills more effectively.
Later FDR became the radio President with his fireside chats. In the 60s JFK made effective use of T.V. which began a new era of Presidential technology that perfectly suited Ronald Reagan, the GE Electric TV man. George Bush the First beat Dukakis when he towered over him on a TV debate. Al Gore created his defining moment talking about his son being in an auto accident on TV, etc.
TV is an expensive medium so candidates who raise the most cash usually win.
We have been predicting for years that soon an Internet President would come. Last election the Internet had a little impact when several fringe parties tried using the net to vote swap.
We should not be surprised that a recent USA Today article says Howard Dean's angry-man style and use of the web is forcing foes to alter strategies. Dean has raised millions of dollars and enlisted tens of thousands of supporters online, ensuring that the Web will be a staple of future campaigns.
This can have a revolutionary impact on the future of politics. Money will no longer matter quite as much and certainty will be reduced as the web is used in more and more elections. To predict who will be in what office watch more carefully now what they do on the Web.
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“An excellent course and value for a resort … I recommend it highly … Mountain gem … Fun to play, tricky; lots of elevation change … Most enjoyable mountain course I ever played … Great accommodations and staff.” GolfDigest.com
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