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The coming big leap


The current communication revolution leads to the transition societies.

The transition societies will be the bridge to the following cultural change, which according to the theory, will be the deepest one.

The new stage revolution could produce changes in the nature of human condition. 

Communication leaps


Speech revolution Agricultural revolution  Urban revolution Industrial revolution Communication revolution
Novelties ::Mastering of fire
::Stone tools
::Abstract thinking
::Stable settlements
::First cities
::First written laws
::Amplifiers for muscular work with material machines
::Knowledge diffusion
::Amplifiers for mental and emotional work using nonmaterial (soft) devices
::Intangible engineering (intentional interventions upon nonmaterial environment)
Political organization :: family groups :: Tribes ::First empires ::Big centralized states ::Voluntary unions among states
::Rebirth of local power 
Political power ::personal leadership :: Kings ::Theocracies ::Representative democracy ::Participative democracy
Markets and trade   :: Exchange :: Money ::Confined economies within sealed areas 
::High scale trade within sealed areas 
::Global economy
::Global trade
Ways of thinking :: Magical :: Magical :: Religions ::Ideologies
::Holistic perceptions
Resources ::Materials ::Materials
::Natural forces
::Material engines
::One way mass media 
::Science & technology
::Multimedia Internet
::Artificial materials
Activities ::Hunting
::Military strategy
::Conventional industrial manufacture
::Services for the conventional industrial manufacture
::Institutional engineering
::Cultural change management
::Nonmaterial manufacture (*)
(*) By nonmaterial I mean all formal forces that shape or drive human action. These include all kinds of social and cultural forms, such as mental maps, norms, beliefs, paradigms, algorithms, and all sort of procedures and conventions, all kind of cultural patterns, ideologies, cognitive structures, professional skills, fashions, economic and social structures, social institutions and any other kinds of formal apparatus that affect, enforce or shape human activity.