Welcome to the future! The future of humanity and the future of publishing.
I am very excited about my new book Entering the Shift Age and the new model of publishing Sourcebooks has created, the Agile Publishing Model (APM). The APM is an innovative platform that allows authors to make their content available faster and in a more flexible format. For example, to suit your needs and interests as readers, Sourcebooks offers a variety of ways to purchase the content of Entering the Shift Age, either in individual parts (“mini eBooks”) or as a whole. (Check out “How to Purchase: The Agile Way”.) You can learn more about the APM by watching the video below.
This is part of the future of publishing. Now let’s turn toward our own future, the future of humanity.
We now live in the Shift Age, a time of transformation that will be regarded by future historians as one of the most significant periods in human history. The Shift Age is one of those inflection points or times when much of humanity will change how we live, how we think, how we interact with each other and what we do.
In the last chapter I touched on the probable evolutionary shift in human consciousness that will be a defining part of the Shift Age. I have always thought that this might start to occur in the 2020s. When will the oldest Digital Native turn 21? 2020. When will the first of the second wave of this generation turn 21? 2031 (To bring this down to the old traditions of the physical reality, the United States will have a Digital Native as President in the 2040s, following the first or second Millennial President.)
So this coming of age of the Digital Native Generation will be one of the strongest influences on this evolutionary step of human consciousness. Of course there will people from preceding generations that will make this shift as well, but they will have had to let go of something from the past to do so.