500 years of economic development in 45 minutes or less.
The vast majority of people were dirty, hungry and near death for the last 500 years until the dawn of the industrial revolution in 1850.
1950 a level of economic growth never seen before on the planet. The beginning of global social justice. The beginning of the Great Divergence where the western economy grew at incredible rates and the under developed world actually slipped backwards.
The dawning of the entrepreneur started to change the rules of economics. The myth of the American Dream was really only a blip on the historical landscape.
2014 technology has increased the pace of change beyond anyone's wildest dreams. Technology has shaken up the economic world. Many westerners are actually doing worse than their parents. Entrepreneurship has created unimaginable wealth ie Mark Zukerberg.
In 500 years the world economy has spread from most people being all equally poor to some of the poorest people on the planet and the wealthiest the world has ever known.
2040 people will have to continuously improve and reinvent themselves. The set roles of the economy will not exist and choice plus uncertainty will rule. The opportunities of the future should be shared with everyone.
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