The emerging global community.

@article{Stonier1998TheEG,
  title={The emerging global community.},
  author={Tom Stonier},
  journal={Bio Systems},
  year={1998},
  volume={46 1-2},
  pages={193-9}
}
Human society may be viewed as an evolving system. From time to time, there occurs the equivalent of a phase shift, or more appropriately, a 'cultural discontinuity'. In each case, such a discontinuity is preceded by, and caused by the emergence of a constellation of new technologies. During and following such a discontinuity previously existing cultural institutions become modified, or abolished all together, while new ones arise. The paper considers the impact of the Industrial and the… CONTINUE READING