A current analysis of the US employment landscape returns the kind of data one would expect if surveying a neighboring planet rather than the traditionally held backbone of a nation-states economic stability (as well as domestic tranquility).
Where one would expect to find the indicators of an active (even semi-vibrant) economic-ecology he’s confronted instead by a pocked and barren surface blanketed in a toxic atmosphere.
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The Self-Employed Self
Now for some good news! Well…. maybe it’s presumptuous to call it “good news.” I’ll say instead, Now for some news some will consider good. The economy of tomorrow (which really means Today) will appear dramatically different than today’s (which really means Yesterday’s). It will be an information-economy in the truest sense and truly global in every sense.
Creativity, spontaneity, and autonomy are prerequisite. Gone will be nearly all the previously identifiable hierarchical substrata that’s become synonymous with the corporate operational model. The seemingly endless cascade of departments-within-departments (each comprising its own cascade of upper, middle, and lower management and technicians and all their respective subordinates) has long been known to be obsolete. This is not to say that that corporations will, in any way, cease to operate hierarchically. Rather, it is to say that those few individuals currently enjoying positions within the upper echelon of whichever hierarchy they’re presently entrenched have come to one mind. An understanding that their organizations no longer need to be supported architecturally by the bloated skeleton of an affected management class stratified by their paper-shuffling competency.
They seem to keenly understand what so few others can ever begin to grasp. Perhaps it’s the simplicity of it all, I don’t really know. Simulation after simulation and it still catches mankind by surprise. It is implicit in the very shape itself, and yet it goes unnoticed by all who plan or labor on it. There will always come a day that is so unlike all of the days before it that people will refuse to believe it is not a dream. It may take 30 years of planning, and thought, and ingenuity, and labor but ultimately it will be in that instant which exists in that unknowable-space between moments where the parameters of a new reality burst undeniably forth and fully into being like Athena from the head of Zeus.
You see, building the pyramid is the most important and all consuming aspect of ones life…..until it’s not. In that instant mentioned earlier, the monument goes from under-construction to Complete. And a highly skilled and specialized work force of tens of thousands go from being absolutely critical for cosmological harmony to completely obsolete. In an instant.