This book represents the culmination of many years of research, meditation, reading, analyzing, and building a system of thinking all aimed to understanding the tremendous and rapid changes happening all around the globe since the mid 20th century until the 21th century. We need to find ways to make sense of these rapid changes—changes that seem to accelerate with the passing of every decade and now every year. There is a strong historical movement led by people in the whole world trying to shift the centers of power, so that more people are empowered to fulfill their natural potential. However the transfer of power won’t happen smoothly; indeed, most likely the needed transformation will involve a great shock to the actual system _imperialism power led by US and Nato_ . This system is in critical condition collapsing worldly, in European countries, and USA the Mastermind of the system. Indeed the extremist wars launching everywhere in the middle east and Africa explains the imperialism and neo-colonialism system is collapsing and falling apart. In fact as imperialism crumbles, many western capitalist and neocolonialist are collapsing economically, politically, and ideologically. War is the only interface to keep the system’s power and to impose its authority. The current wars are a source of huge amounts of money to be derived from the sale of arms and exploitation of Vast natural wealth in the countries that are invaded. Indeed military power and mass media is the interface that keep the big corporations and empire governments in authority and power. However the future draws new democratic states that would give people the power for new mode of democracy with new conception of justice, human rights, equality, and prosperity.
This transfer of power from the elite class, big corporate and “empire” governments that control the world to the people who actually keep the economy turning would empower those all over the world who claim their rights. These changes will also benefit the environment by reducing the greed and exploitation of nature by corporations and “empire” governments.
All kind of theorems are set up to approach this tremendous changes, and futurism is one of these important theorems. The American Futurist Alvin Toffler in his books has approached these changes states in his book Power-shift that today’s changes are pushing us to think strategically and we need to see how different changes relate to one another. Thus Power-shift, like its two predecessors, sets out a clear and comprehensive synthesis—an overarching image of the new civilization now spreading across the planet. “future shock” refers to the great impact these changes have, and will continue to have, on all aspects of life—including employment, the economy and, most especially, the ongoing cultural shift to globalization.
This shift marks the end of power-dominant civilizations toward the beginning of new kind of civilization, where power is much more equitably distributed.
The ideas in this book result from yeas of research in philosophy, sociology, psychology, politics, economics, human rights, and religion. I have drawn on all of these sources in order to come up with a strong intellectual structure compelling enough to help bring about the needed changes.
I had to work hard looking at facts to find ways to integrate the views and perspectives of researchers looking forward to brighter future. Nevertheless, We ask here: What would limit super power in absence of strong morality? Industrial civilization system has given way to a new information civilization; we now live in an age of mega transnational corporation out-of-touch government bureaucrats, consolidated media-power, mass communication consolidated media-power, slave-wage mass production, environmental destructive distribution, and mass education failure.
Dr. Saida Seddik