Opinion: (Yuri Yakovets, Professor, Russian Academy of Public Administration; from the report to the UN): “In the first half of the 21st century the world of civilizations faced new challenges of the next whorl of historical progress, was hit with a wave of global crises – financial-economic, energy-ecological, food, technological, socio-cultural – and is now on the crossroads.
“The multi-polar world has become a reality. A strategic choice is made between its two models: multi-polar world based on the confrontation and conflicts of civilizations or on their dialogue and partnership.”
For the time being, the predominant strategy is to adapt to new conditions, thereby prolonging the agony of the old regime and exacerbating global conflict. But having outlined a future society, it is necessary to develop and implement the strategy of becoming an integral civilization, the foundations of which originate before our eyes, thus alleviating the birthing pains of the transition to a new stage of our development.
My Comment: The stages of “fetal development” and its birth have been already described; we only need to circulate and implement them. The events should unfold like in a Hollywood movie that shows how the inhabitants of the Earth prepare for the arrival of aliens from outer space. We too need to rush to get ready for the coming of a new world. We feel its manifestation and our lack of preparedness as a crisis. This crisis is in us, but if we start to change, our bitter sensations will turn into their opposite.