Posted 9 years ago on Sept. 30, 2012, 10:40 a.m. EST by AfterpartyJones
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I believe in the idea of Cultural Succession, that Healthy Human Culture naturally Regenerates through distinct phases, similar to the way a Forest Regrows after a major disturbance.
Here's how a forest regrows itself after a disturbance (shown as "-XX->" ) such as a fire, landslide, or clear-cut: Mature Forest -XX-> Weeds & Grasses -> Shrubs -> Young Forest Community -> Mature Forest Community
Using this natural model, how is Human Culture repairing itself? Indigenous -XX-> Agricultural Civ -> Industrial Civ -> Cultural Creative -> Digital Native
As most of us are Cultural Creatives (Digital Immigrants) who grew up and still live under the cultural norms of Industrial Civilization, this meme can help us set boundaries, envision/plan/develop long-term objectives, succeed beyond the current cultural paradigm, and set the foundation for Digital Native culture to flower worldwide.
Here's the foundational essay: http://culturalsuccession.tumblr.com/post/32289357421/the-movement-grows-like-the-forests-cultural