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The Fourth Wave by Susan E. Mehrtens, Herman Maynard

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TWOEmergence of theFourth Wave

WORLDVIEWS

The Second WaveWe are separate and must compete

The Third WaveWe are connected and must cooperate

The Fourth WaveWe are one and choose to cocreate

 

IN HIS BOOK The Third Wave Alvin Toffler (1980), introduced the concept of history as a succession of rolling waves of change. This concept holds powerful imagery—a wave building as changes in values, beliefs, and behaviors accumulate and spread in and among societies, cresting as change becomes sufficiently deep and wide to be unstoppable, crashing down to sweep away what lies in front, and then receding with the transformation of society. Waves can collide, representing the conflict of different worldviews. When the newest one prevails, one phase of civilization ...

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