Toffler scofflaw.

Matthew X profrv at
Tue Apr 27 21:32:14 PDT 1999

World economies will increasingly be based on information, reorganizing the 
nature of work and increasing the gap between rich and poor; the 
globalization of world trade, economic activity, and communication will be 
met by a simultaneous rise in tribalism, and Mazarr predicts the conflict 
between the two will be "one of the major hallmarks of the coming decade." 
He also projects that a transformation of authority may result in a 
collapse of public confidence in all social authorities, and suggests that 
all of these trends will result in a worldwide feeling that things have 
never been so good, yet also leave people decidedly negative and 
pessimistic about the future. The first decade of the 21st century, Mazarr 
writes, will see "the most profound transition in human history," a period 
of both opportunity and risk. "Fate has provided us with the raw material 
of a new renaissance in human society, but it is up to us to make that 
renaissance a reality."

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