The sixth wave of innovation

From ABC Environment, 4 April 2010:
If we were in an action movie right now, we’d be thinking, “How can the hero possibly escape from this, kill the baddie, win the girl and save the planet?”
The global financial crisis has sent shockwaves through the world’s economies the likes of which have not been experienced since the Great Depression. Peak oil, diminishing fresh water supplies, global food shortages and dwindling resources hang over us like the Sword of Damocles; an avalanche of waste threatens to engulf us and climate change menaces us with future catastrophe.
But a hero may yet save the day. What if these factors were all pointing to, and part of, a much bigger picture – one which presents a far more optimistic and exciting view of the next thirty years of humankind? Read more.

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