Mankind moves together
A constant in mankind’s history is an ever-increasing division of labour. Therewith, more and more sophisticated value chains and a spreading knowledge– and communication-society have enabled worldwide economic growth, have created a global middle class and have reduced worldwide poverty. For the first time in history a real global structure is emerging. It is this structure, which makes possible the living together of currently 7,5 billion and future 10 billion people on earth.
However, there is no straightforward way. Complex challenges are ahead. From the strife for the dominating political system, the non-sustainable exploration of natural resources to the handling of the disruptive progression of digitalization.
The global society can be seen as a self-organizing social system. Without a single centre or powerhouse, governments, supra-national institutions, civil society organizations and national and multinational companies are making decisions on a decentralized level. It is the interplay of all their actions, which is shaping the future of our planet. Central controlling is not possible.