We are currently living in what some now call the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This has been driven largely by the convergence of digital, biological, and physical innovations which started during the early 2000’s. This has created a series of social, political, cultural, and economic upheavals around the world that will continue to unfold over the 21st century.
There is a parallel revolution that is silently emerging that I believe may become known as the 5th industrial revolution. It is the revolution of human Consciousness as some minds begin to evolve through gaining deeper insights as to who we are as a species and what it means to be a human being.
In the west the world has been transformed over the last few hundred years due to our pursuit of industry and commerce. I see a new world emerging not as a result of pursuing industry but as a result of pursuing and becoming “Consciously Aware of self”.
Before I explain what that means let’s have a quick summary of the previous revolutions that have brought us to this point.
1760 – 1840 The Industrial Revolution: 1st Revolution
This was the transition to new manufacturing processes in Europe and the United States, in the period from about 1760. This transition included going from hand production methods to machines.
1870 – 1914 Technological Revolution: 2nd Industrial Revolution
Advancements in manufacturing and production technology enabled the widespread adoption of technological systems such as telegraph and railroad networks, gas and water supply, and sewage systems. New technological systems were also introduced, most significantly electrical power and telephones.
1960 – 2000 Digital Revolution: 3rd Industrial Revolution
The Digital Revolution brought the shift from mechanical and analogue electronic technology to digital electronics with the adoption and proliferation of digital computers and digital record-keeping, the Digital Revolution marked the beginning of the Information Age, and was the first industrial revolution that had a global impact producing global companies like Facebook, Uber, AirBnB to name a few.
2006 – Financial Revolution : 4th Industrial Revolution
The fourth industrial revolution is growing out of the third but is considered a new era because of the explosiveness of its development and the disruptiveness of its technologies through Large-scale machine-to-machine communication (M2M) and the internet of things (IoT). This can be illustrated through the explosive impact globally of digital currency like BITCOIN, other Crypto Currencies and the explosion within block chain technology which all looks set to play a major part in the global financial revolution that seems to be emerging, outside of the traditional financial systems giving rise to a new definition of “value exchange”.
2010 – Conscious Awareness Revolution 5th Industrial Revolution
With the increased automation, improved communication, self-monitoring, and production of smart machines that can analyse and diagnose issues without the need for human intervention, how will people transact, do business and engage with each other in the future?
With more time available to engage our minds we are beginning to see more people question the very purpose of life and one’s existence. This is giving rise to the emergence of the Conscious Entrepreneur whose mind is evolving and developing about the business they own, which has grown as an extension of themselves incorporating their passion, gifts and vision. With this new conscious awareness a significant positive impact is made in communities, peoples lives as well as the planet, whilst still making a profit.
I first came across this concept whilst interviewing my friend Michael Beckwith Founder of Agape (who featured in the Secret The Law of Attraction).
He referred to the entrepreneur who consciously governs their business with the “4 P’s” (Principles) in Mind
- The Purpose
- The Planet
- The People
- The Profit
This will begin to produce a network of conscious entrepreneurs, and a new industry where conscious capitalism is practised spreading wealth more evenly across the globe.
The term conscious capitalism refers to a socially responsible economic and political philosophy whose proponents believe that businesses should operate ethically while they pursue profits. This means considering and serving all stakeholders involved including their employees, humanity, and the environment—not just the management teams and shareholders.
The phrase Conscious Capital was first coined by Whole Foods co-founder John Mackey and marketing professor Raj Sisodia, however my spiritual mentor introduced this concept to me almost 40 years ago as part of the ancient african traditions passed down to him.
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