- better utilizing our collective resources and
- defending ourselves against collective threats (diseases, natural disasters, nutrition, etc)-
- everything else is really the cost of co-existance (e.g. wars, regime changes, etc).
I think there is a definite need for us, humanity, to brace for the impacts of this evolution - build faster means to train and engage people, quicker ways to get new products to market and lower costs of organizational failure. Although this might not look like an urgent issue, humanity has a learning cycle and that means we should probably start looking at this evolution and its impact on us sooner.
I sense that in the long term, the direction of this evolution is the change of humanity's enagement
- from resource cornering (on earth)
- to innovation garnering (for better utilization of resources, better defenses against natural disasters, etc).
What does this mean for you or me, as an individual? I think it means we should start aligning ourselves, our work and our careers towards innovation orientation - start questioning why something cannot be done in someway, find problems that need solving, etc.