Our sense of space and time has changed radically within the last few decades. New technology has invited us to become globally connected - to increase our sense of space from local communities, to nations across the world and to the cosmos. Far from fulfilling the dream of world unity and solidarity, we find ourselves connected from without, but alienated from within.
While writing this, the world is holding its collective breath on the eve of a new Gulf war, with numerous other global hot spots flaring calamitously. The Israeli-Palestinian situation is more desperate than ever.
Quo Vadis, Humanity? Today we face serious questions around rigid ideologies, national boundaries, proprietary interests, technological utopias and naive, egalitarian demands. Global debates center on competing economic models, open political access, mandated equality of opportunity and results, and a host of other external, top-down solutions.