100 years ago a factory had one boss, the owner and a lot of people all doing the same thing. A working place today is more advanced with many levels of functions, an increased complexity and one of the most striking differences is that a lot of the work is done in groups and boards.
Today we make decision together. In many fields of knowledge consensus has become the method of agreed truth. In science evidence is not taken from one trial alone, no now we want systematic reviews.
Both humanity and our societies have evolved in a way where the emphasis has moved from the individual to the group. This is an important quality we can see throughout evolution. In the beginning of the universe subatomic particles connected and made atoms, as the universe cooled down, atoms became simple molecules that “condensed” into existence. As molecules advanced, they gave the foundation for life. Eventually the single cell connected into multicellular beings becoming more and more advanced.
Small parts connect into bigger. The word holon is both a part and a whole. So you can say a holon connects with other holons at the same level to create a new holon at a higher level.
How does these bigger holons affect us? The process is so gradual that we do not notice and stop and reflect upon it. Most of modern life is a part of collective activity and collective interdependence. A modern hospital or government, a shopping centre or the transportations service that we have to day, would all seem like impossible to envision a few thousand years ago.
Countries cooperate in trade, blockades, politics, war or humanitarians work. Through these we are slowly progressing towards a unified earth.
The inter net is probably the strongest driving tool in this process. We started connecting through a lot of people reading The Book, then papers, radio, television and now the net is connecting more and more people and more and more simultaneously. Never has so many people so often been connected at the same time again and gain through news and other published activities.
The Magic Happens Magazine is a great magazine doing the same thing as it is weaving the people of the whole earth together.
Smart humans made techniques that became tools and technology, technology became machines, and machines became electronics. The first gear was used to do simple tasks, then simple tasks became production and with production trade and communication went hand in hand. Today communication has changed from communicating goods to the exchange of ideas, concepts and emotions.
The connection on an intellectual level with the flow of information, facts and science is about to turn to a new level. We are entering into the age of relation and interrelation on an emotional level, this will change the world to a better place faster than we can imagine.
Facebook now is starting to tell you which of your friends you have neglected, emojis are all over the place, positive encouraging messages with nice picture, touching movies from Idol and “got talent” shows, all kinds of things that touch your heart and inspires your love to human kind is taken a stronger hold in the world wide web.
Internet and modern hand held equipment’s are changing the way we relate. The ego and the intellect as well as ownership will be challenged. The net trolls will be exposed and crack in the “net light”. Ownership is turning into sharing economies. This will slowly make people realize we all are evenly entitled to all the resources in the world. This will challenge the stock marked and the whole business world and give place for basic income and property taxation until all is fairly distributed. As we grow into a bigger holon we start to take care of us as a bigger holon rather than me as a small holon.
We are entering a stage where ethics and aesthetics will be the new gold and when this stage has taken a good hold we will be getting mature to interrelate beyond this planet.