The future of consciousness
and the dawn of Homo cyber
We have entered
an age in which these legal “beings” we call corporations
must listen more closely to voices of the people upon whose
lives they have an impact. If these structures are to retain
their protected legal status, the people who control them
must realize that their companies have a significant stake
in sound environmental practices and just relationships with
the employees who give them life. This, of course, must still
be done in a context that delivers quality products and services
to their customers as well as a decent return on their shareholders’
Without a great
deal of conscious deliberation, we have created joint human
endeavors (corporations) that, at least legally, have a potentially
unlimited life-span. Additionally, at the dawn of the 21st
century, our species has embarked upon an adventure in consciousness,
the scope of which has never before been seen on this planet.
In a few short years we will behold a world in which a substantial
number of humans will have access to virtually unlimited amounts
of relatively uncensored information. This will be true not
only in developed nations, but in the third world as well.
Few people, and yet fewer companies, have begun to come to
grips with what it will mean when anyone, anywhere can obtain
almost instant information about anything.
the streets of Tokyo one is bombarded with images of young
people carrying electronic devices that keep them continuously
connected to the Internet and thus to all of their friends.
Before long teenagers in the U.S. will begin purchasing and
electronic companions,” which over time will become
information clones of their owners. As these devices seep
upward into the lives of their parents, we will begin to see
a powerful shift of awareness in the buying decisions of consumers.
These newly evolving, technically enhanced people are the
genesis of a new branch of our species, Homo cyber.
How this will affect you and your company is the basis of
Lawrence Hagerty’s keynote speeches and consulting practice.