Spheres of Perception
Morality in a Post Technocratic Society
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Our economic system is over-stimulated by the information age. Interconnection aids and abets companies earning trillions and their swift rise to global dominance. The 24-hour wired world has led to increased volatility; negative information, and even an accidental computer glitch can crash the market and create panic. Health, the environment, the welfare of society are pushed to the far edge of national interests. Instead, GDP and short-term monetary profit is prioritised over long-term impact on society and the environment. The world as we know it is set for collapse. Simultaneously, the science of evolution has itself evolved. In as much as "survival of the fittest" has been used to justify harsh, competition behaviour on the part of individuals and corporations, an updated understanding of evolution now tends to tell us a different story. What if written into the code of our DNA and RNA is a guide for telling us how to evolve morally and as a result improve our world and progress our epistemology? From such an understanding emerge new Spheres of Perception.
Changemakers Books, 9781785357954, 248pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2020
About the Author
Theodore Holtzhausen grew up in South Africa, before training as a Veterinarian in London. His interest in evolutionary biology led him to further travel and to study across various fields, while remaining active in clinical practice. He is a philosopher, globe trotter, father of four, lifestyle-farmer and a moral evolutionary activist. He is now based in the Otago region of New Zealand.