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Agile Publishing Model.

Futurist David Houle

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.


 

The stewardship of Spaceship Earth, will in part be shaped by how humanity chooses what level of global population to embrace and sustain. What if, in the Earth Century, collective global humanity decided that fewer people would create greater happiness and sustainability far into the future? This could be done by simply deciding to procreate once. Without killing or sterilization the population could be dramatically reduced by every woman deciding to only procreate once. Women would control this process much more than men. Women would lead the way in any path toward global sustainable population levels if that becomes the significant issue I suspect it will be in several decades.

At this higher level, when looked at through the filter of Ages, I think that the Shift Age will be viewed as the transitional time from the reality of millennia of assumed male dominance to the reality of assumed gender equality and very probably female dominance.



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