The cross pollination of everything will result from expanding diversity and mobility while feeding diversity and both virtual and physical mobility. Our evolving 21st century planetary society has bifurcated into diverse and dynamic metropoles (large, world oriented urban regions) and static, politically backward regions of economic decline. This transformation is accelerating and is the underlying cause of the loss of trust in the old nation states and has triggered their political disintegration. It is also exacerbating the polarization of populations on all the intersections of diversity.

The regions of metropolitan diversity are focussed on the potentials of intellectual process and property while the regions of reaction are caught in the old economy of materials and exploitable resources. These two populations are diverging not only in concepts of value and diversity but in terms of self and sustainability, ethics and language. We are living in a massive paradigm shift that is producing a new wotld. But the old world is becoming more extreme and destructive. Metamorphosis is never easy or painless.

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