Last year at a conference put on by the [Global Business Network]( http://www.gbn.com/) 100 futurists from some of America’s top corporations were asked to look at the following chart of four possible scenarios of how the world would look in 10 years.
![GBN Scenario Chart](http://www.publicknowledge.orghttp://www.publicknowledge.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/gbn-scenario-chart.jpg “GBN Scenario Chart”)
More than two-thirds of the audience felt we would be living in one of the two lower quadrants (Creative Disorder or Adaptive Strain) in which decentralized, networked, bottom-up organizations would provide the sources of leadership, innovation and change. And among the others who felt that centralized, hierarchical organizations would still dominate only two people thought we would continue to live in the New American Century. My sense was that the majority was correct, and that if the global economic and cultural influence of the U.S. was to grow, it would need to learn the new cultures of cooperation on a global scale. If you think that My Space and You Tube are just passing trends, think again because according to [Technorati]( http://www.technorati.com/pop/blogs/) the number one most trafficked blog in the last six months is Chinese. I suppose that is why the thought of the Democratic Party picking up [the ownership of Neo-Conservatism]( http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-op-heilbrunn28may28,0,6411415.story?coll=la-home-commentary), just as it has been proven so bankrupt fills me with such dread.