I'm a Futurist on the journey from Ego to Eco, Author of 5 books (see below), and a global keynote speaker and strategist on media, social technologies, communications, sustainability, and 'Green Futures'. My main site and Futurist blog is at www.futuristgerd.com I am also the CEO of http://www.thefuturesagency.com Here, I focus on green future scenarios and green business trends, sustainable economics and what has been termed Natural Capitalism, as well as on renewable and networked energy and the idea of adapting internet, networked-society principles to the planet's most urgent climate and environment issues. In the near future, this will also become the home of the GreenFuturists group - stay tuned!

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This is a short but rather poignant video featuring some recorded statements from me, overdupped with some animations by the brilliant freedom labs people in Amsterdam, pointing out how we are in the midst of our worldview painfully switching from EGO to ECO, citing examples and trends from the media business.

But of course this principle applies very much to energy and environmental concerns, as well - EGOsystems are doomed. Welcome to what I like to call ECOTALISM (a new shape of capitalism). My new book (“From Ego to Eco” - to be released sometime later this year) will go into depth on this meme.

For more of my thinking on this switch from Ego to Eco, go here, or read my various MediaFuturist blog posts on this topic. IMHO, we need to learn from Internet culture and apply the concepts to ‘green futures’ ! As Jeremy Rifkin says, the Internet of Energy is the future.

This slideshow, below, is very much related to this topic

And here is the video

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