The civilizational cliff?

While most media is focussed on the US “fiscal cliff” this week, many futurists think that we are very close to – or have already reached – another cliff; the civilizational tipping point, where the carrying capacity of our planet can no longer handle our activity. We now therefore have the choice to either enter a sustainability era or face some form of civilizational collapse … Continue reading The civilizational cliff?

Trickster

“The Native American Trickster is a figure who defies category. He is at once the scorned outsider and the culture-hero, the mythic transformer and the buffoon, a creature of low purpose and questionable habits who establishes precedent, dabbles in the creation of the world that will be, and provides tools, food, and clothing to the people who will inhabit that world. He may assume an … Continue reading Trickster