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The new Hemisphere Hypothesis of McGilchrist (2021) has the potential to change the global mindset. The veracity of the Hypothesis will be tested over time, but if, as I believe, McGilchrist has landed on the overarching explanation for how we experience and perceive the world, then the ‘truth will out’. If rolled out effectively, it […]

Written by on 08/06/2023

Something important . . . unfolding

As increasing population, rising levels of pollution and declining resources begin to shape our economic, political and social lives, another change is occurring that could create the foundation for bringing these three global drivers under control. New neurological techniques over the past twenty years, combined with observations from the Humanities and Arts over many centuries, […]

Written by on 14/05/2023

More than a bag of crisps!

Free Migration is an essential part of the global economy, redistributing wealth, spreading ideas and helping to re-balance demographic anomalies In contrast, Forced Migration – caused by conflict or induced by weather events – is a source of pain and anxiety for all involved. The preferred TARGET for migrants forced to move are the nations […]

Written by on 25/04/2023

How will China respond to Full-Up Decline?

Applying the logic of the Segmented World Model allows an apolitical judgement to be made of the challenges the SINO Block (currently the PRC) will face during Full-Up Decline. Of the three global drivers shaping the Segmented World over the next thirty years, aspects of POPULATION will exert a most severe, constraint on the SINO […]

Written by on 10/03/2023

Happiness and Opportunity in Full-Up Decline

Full-Up Decline (FUD) is now upon us. The-Time-of-Plenty is rapidly transitioning into The-Time-of-Less. 70-80% of the world’s population will now be preoccupied with securing the 3 S’s: security, shelter and sustenance. That leaves the responsibility for adapting the world to this new period of economic austerity, with those cushioned from the 3S’s – not just […]

Written by on 25/02/2023

Wearing the Yellow Hat

The prevalent view of 2022 is a year of doom and gloom, heralded-in by the war in Europe followed by fuel shortages and a sharp increase in the cost of living. But from a Segmented World Perspective it has also been a year full of positive developments, notably in the areas of Resource, Pollution, Global […]

Written by on 01/01/2023

Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff

We have entered a period of profound change that will affect each and every one of us. In the past year new terms, such as polycrisis and permacrisis, have entered the English lexicon recording a growing awareness that ‘Something . . . is Happening’! For those using the Segmented World Model, this change corresponds to […]

Written by on 08/12/2022

Big Business in 2050

How will the relationship between Government and Big Business evolve over the next thirty years?  Over the past fifty years, globalisation has redefined the meaning of the phrase: Realms of the Estate. The main forces driving society today are no longer the Clergy, the Nobility, the People and the Press. The Segmented World Model adopts […]

Written by on 07/11/2022

God Save the Crown

What form of governance can best provide the 3 ‘S’s (security, shelter and sustenance) to its population through Full-Up Decline? In the past decade, as the impact of the three global drivers has begun to be felt, there has been a corresponding trend towards greater autocracy, whereby governments take on more of the ‘responsibility’ to […]

Written by on 07/10/2022

It’s time to get angry at hurricanes

For the first time in our history, it is not imperialistic human ambition that is shaping our future but the combined action of three inanimate phenomena: increasing population, rising levels of pollution and depleting natural resources This Natural Imperium is apolitical, knows no boundaries and is growing in strength every day. To take back control, […]

Written by on 01/09/2022