Stuff is moving around. Change is accelerating. The reactionary forces are reacting stupidly. Old systems that were thought enviable are prone to sudden crumbling collapse, the stock market has tanked twice in one week, brexit looks to be the disaster it was originally thought, cyrptocurrencies are all over the place, and Trump wants a big Russian style military parade. Interesting that no one is describing Trump’s parade as Russian style but that’s what it is. Ooops. Was that a fit of delusion? But these are just the noise and distractions that keep our pitiful mass media commentators babbling along.

What’s really happening is the tipping point into the abyss. How do we orient ourselves to this? What are the movements under the surface? Here are some links to articles that are indicators of what is coming.

The Rise of Metropole

While I’ve been talking about this for a long time there are now lots of people looking for answers in the rise of the new metropoles. Are they a return to city states from the pre-modern era or a new form? My call, along with some of these articles is a gradual increase in power and independence of the great metropolitan and even smaller cities that are refusing to be pulled down in the fall of the nation states:

Block Chain and Education for People

While cryptocurrencies are the first rush there is much more to this than decentralized currencies. But all of it adds up the end of old ways of doing things:

To me these pieces are starting to become attractors. See what you think . . .

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