“America The Possible.”

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Innovation is pushing us at breakneck speed toward the future, society is transforming and wealth has reached record levels. While on the surface of things this all sounds like great news, Gartner Inc. (tech research company) has predicted a third of all jobs will be lost to automation within a decade, and most of that wealth is accumulating among the wealthy, with a 2014 Credit Suisse report estimating that individuals holding over $1 million in wealth — the richest 0.7 percent of adults globally — held 44% of global net worth. Startling statistics for sure, but while it would be easy to think of the future as a long road to nowhere for most, there are many opportunities to equalize the playing field and redefine what the future needs for us all to thrive—many of which we write about on Cultural Acupuncture.

Though not deeply philosophical or intellectual, in the spirit of giving us all a bit of encouragement and food for thought, today I’m posting this nice little 5min animation by author and noted environmentalist Gus Speth, called “America The Possible, Manifesto for a New Economy.” Yes the focus is on America, but the values and issues highlighted can be applied globally and are a call to action for all of us to realign with the things that matter—challenging us to become active participants in the future we want for ourselves and our children.

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