Change – The fundamental question about adoption

What are the fundamental questions we need to ask ourselves when facing yet another unknown?

What can we do when we face uncertainty? This article gives an insight into the fundamental questions we should ask ourselfs in order to adapt to a new world.

As a species, we have always doubted our ability to achieve great things. In 1936 the New York Times stated that a rocket would never be able to leave the earth’s atmosphere. Yet we have already taken small steps towards colonizing other planets.

When the Voyager I spacecraft was launched on September 5th, 1977, few believed that it would succeed in its trek across the solar system and continue to send back data and images to earth. It has now left our solar system and will continue to be the furthest man-made object from our planet. Voyager I was the result of collaboration between the world’s leading scientists and nations. It is the best example of what humanity is capable of when challenged by the unknown. It is this spirit of progress that defines Cross the Rubicon Foundation.

What are the fundamental questions we need to ask ourselves when facing yet another unknown?

Today, we face massive changes in our planetary, socio-economic, political and welfare systems. These changes, some would argue, have been precipitated by our own actions, inactions, and our inability to build a symbiotic relationship with our natural environment and neighboring communities, nations and regions. But placing blame is pointless. The only answer is progress; progress based upon the need for sustainable, resilient development with the care of people and planet at its center point.

To put it simply: the world does not need to change – we do.

We have experienced seismic changes before, and we will do so again. Consider the Industrial Revolutions we have been through, which decimated the population of the countryside, led to increased urbanization and the eventual digitalization of our world. Artificial Intelligence and automation will have similar effects in the near term. Coupled with the impact of climate change, pandemics and geo-political conflicts, it is obvious that humanity has reached a tipping point. Large-scale social change is inevitable.

I believe that humanity faces its biggest challenge yet – not its continued biological evolution, but that of its social evolution. Biologically speaking we are nearing a state of organic perfection, yet we mistreat the temple that is our body on a daily basis. The meeting points of comfort and convenience have threatened our very well-being and left us open to a myriad of diseases and symptoms that we can, and should, treat ourselves. New ways of working, shopping, living, traveling, socializing, relaxing and exercising are imminent. Many old social models and the businesses that serve them, will disappear.

Humanity has turned healthcare and welfare into a business whose mission is not human progress, but profit. There is a pill for everything. Good food is harder to find than over processed and fast-food. Access to clean water will soon be a measure of wealth, not just a prerequisite for good health. We have created a human Ponzi scheme in which there will be few winners.

The reciprocal relationship between health and social costs (healthcare, drugs and welfare) per person that exists today is broken. I believe it is time to develop a new way to secure human health, fitness and progress. Change must start from within each individual. Without an understanding of the need for change or an appreciation of impending change, disruption is inevitable.

Aric Dromi's mission is simple: to encourage society to question the narratives through which we experience our world, and to use that mass of critical thinking to enable conversations that will elicit the change that will better prepare humanity for the enormous challenges that lie ahead. His work and research areas are designed to offer strategic insights with a focus on illustrating areas where technology, policy and societal partnerships will be necessary in order to respond to constant changes in our world.Aric currently resides in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He is the founder and CEO of TEMPUS.MOTU GROUP (

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