Lately, I find myself thinking more and more, "Damn, we’re so lucky to be alive right now." Although you won’t know it from watching the news, we live in a time of convergence between the current world and a new one. Digital Disruption. We are on the cusp of this huge wave of technological and societal evolution that will totally transform our world as we know it. This tsunami will be disruptive to much that is fundamentally broken within our society. If you’re a member of Steemit you have a front row seat.
What is Digital Disruption?
Blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and renewable energy. All of these technologies will hit the mainstream at about the same time (renewable energy will come a little later) and there’s nothing that anyone can do to stop it from happening. This will scare the absolute shit out of those in power when they really begin to understand true impact this will have on their corrupt monopolies and the great power they’ve grown accustomed to wielding because of it.
A sure sign those in power don’t yet understand the impact of this coming wave is they’re doing nothing to prepare the populace for the job loss it will cause, especially in the US. We must fend for ourselves and cryptocurrency is the perfect way to do that.
Gen X’rs Were Handed an Outdated Roadmap
I’m Gen X’r (born in 1971) so I was raised long before most of these transformational ideas took root. The world I grew up in was like a puzzle. You see, we were given this roadmap to success that supposedly worked for previous generations but that roadmap could no longer get us to our desired destination.
Some of the antiquated goals of the previous generation that were indoctrinated into Gen X’rs:
- Go to the best college you can;
- get a white collar job with a stable company;
- give that company 30+ years of your life, acquire tons of stuff, defer joy until your golden years;
- invest as much as you can in your 401k; and
- retire, relax, and enjoy your golden years.
The world was changing so fast that these goals no longer fit for my generation because:
- the price of a college education became astronomical;
- companies suddenly were more interested in profit (and funneling that profit to upper management) than the success and well-being of their employees;
- 401ks are a gamble, laden with hidden fees and risks;
- “golden years” are a fallacy and as elusive as finding a unicorn that poops gold bricks.
This antiquated life-track wasn’t even conducive to happiness generations ago, when it could be accomplished. At its core, this was a system that benefited only the elite. It brainwashed people into believing in the fairytale just long enough for them to get trapped into a cycle of debt and meager rewards until they were psychologically beaten into submission.
I’ve seen the dead eyes of so many of these people in my life. I was one of them once. You can’t miss them because even when they smile you see no spark of life in their eyes. This was pretty much the entire catalyst for writing my novel, Alarm Clock Dawn.
The True Power of Steemit
I’ve never been a part of anything like Steemit. What many of us are beginning to discover, through the good times and the bad, is Steemit is more than just a social media platform or a currency. Steemit and cryptocurrency provide a gateway to a new and better world. Communicating and exchanging ideas with people of all ages and backgrounds on this platform has changed me, as I suspect it has changed countless others, in profound ways.
How Has Steemit Changed Me?
Now that I’ve experience blockchain technology and understand how it works, I see how the future world will be more equitable. I have renewed hope that life for the majority will be more than just getting by. Why? Because I’ve found a life-track that leads to happiness and personal fulfillment. Thanks to cryptocurrency, I also have the means to give breath to my dreams. I now see through so much bullshit and have far less tolerance for it.
I’m writing this post as my wife is driving down the highway. If you’ve seen the condition of the interstate highway system here in the United States, this isn’t an easy thing to do. We’re on our way back home from a weeklong trip to visit my family in Ohio, which was totally funded by Steemit proceeds.
Looking Towards the Future
The great thing is I know this is only the beginning. Honestly, now have one foot in the new world but the other five toes are still stuck in the mud of the old world (not by choice). Very soon I’ll be completely free and the old world will seem like a distant memory. It’ll then be a mission of mine to become like a ferry boat pilot that will bring people over to our new world one load at a time.
We here on Steemit, are early adopters but more people are starting to divest themselves from the old and toxic ideology of generations passed. One thing is for certain, once you experience true freedom there is no turning back. I can feel it in my bones, one day everyone will live this way.
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