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Several days ago, I was catching up on some episodes that I missed from the 12 part series “America:The Story of Us”. I guess I can be thankful for YouTube for a few things. LOL. I had missed watching some of the earlier segments such as the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. One of the things that struck me while I was watching the show was the fact that there have always been national as well as global transitions of one sort or another that individuals had to face within their lives and society as a whole. Sometimes those transitions were painful and actually cost lives or some other significant sacrifice, but the long term aftermath of such tragic events generally turned into something positive.
I believe that we are currently in another national as well as global transition. We have long left the Industrial Age and are now in the Technological Age. Look how rapidly computers have improved as well as other communication devices. A decade ago, we wouldn’t be talking about iPods or iPads or huge HD flatscreen tv’s at reasonable prices for the masses. (Yes, these devices may have been around but they weren’t affordable for everyone at that time.) Cell phones are quickly becoming mobile computers for people on the go. Even on the Internet, e-mail and instant messaging have given way to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. People are also blogging as a means of connecting to others as well. So significant has this change taken place that it is no surprise that Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook was selected as Time Magazine’s Person of The Year for 2010.
As in the past, all of these changes have had their casualties as well. Thousands of manufacturing jobs were lost over the past 20+ years and many people who earned a comfortable living within this industry no longer have jobs as a result. Now add to this mix a slow economy that has yet to rebound from its recession. The unemployment rate is as high as it has ever been. I am truly convinced that the numbers they post in the news are far too modest and that the unemployment rate is actually higher than what is reported.
As a result of all of these changes, people will have to force themselves to adapt. There’s not much choice. Either adapt or get left behind. I believe that the next ”transition” to occur will be the growth of home based businesses and more specifically, the online webrepeneur. Sure, home based businesses have grown tremendously over the past several years, but most people still had the luxury of doing it part-time while maintaining their 9 to 5 jobs. However, now you have people who will take it far more seriously than ever before because now their very livelihoods are at stake. Therefore, more people will be seeking online income opportunities now than at any time in previous years. I think of it as another “frontier” much like those individuals who travelled to the American West with the intent of a better life. It should be interesting to see how many people will be seeking that better life in 2011.
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