Edgeware: Insights from Complexity Science for Health Care Leaders, VHA, Inc, 1998
In Megatrends, Naisbitt said we are going from:
1) an industrial to an information society
2) forced technologies to high tech/high touch
3) a national to a world economy
4) short term to long term thinking
5) centralization to decentralization
6) instiutional to self-help
7) representative to participatory democracy.
8)heirarchies to networking
9) northern to southerm U.S,
10) either/or to multiple choices
These trends continue to the present, and it is wise to keep them in mind as we try to impose Obamacare reforms upon Americans. Some of its provisions limit choices and individuual freedoms.
Accurate Track Record
Naisbitt has a historical track record of accuracy. In Global Paradox, he asserts “There will be no real union of Europe.” He predicts the European unit will fail because each country will seek to preserve its own identity, language, and customs.
This struck me as prescient, so I read on.
A more incremental patient-centered approach, tethred to the individual rather than government, may have worked better.