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The Fourth Revolution
by Jonathon Levy
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6 June 2005
On 6 June 2005 Technology and Development reported:
Historians describe the evolution of man's reliance on mental power over physical power in terms of three 'paradigm-changing revolutions': The Agricultural Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and the Information Revolution. Writer Jonathon Levy suggests that today we are seeing a 'Fourth Revolution' in which the development of consciousness is the key driver of change and the consciousness-enhancing Transcendental Meditation Technique (TM) is a pivotal management tool.
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According to Levy, the two key elements in the new revolution are 1) expanding consciousness which is the basis of the knowledge of the workforce, and 2) tapping the collective consciousness of the workforce.
He noted that this new paradigm comes as a 'response to a need of the times, when information overload is creating even higher demands on the knowledge worker.' He observed that the modern world is transitioning from brute force to a brain force economy.
Levy perceived that those working in the field of information need to have an enhanced ability to identify and link with knowledge sources. 'What's required now is not increased information, but an increased ability to deal with that information,' he said. Combining mental techniques like TM with 'next-generation' networks promises to create 'a super-charged, high perfomance workforce that is both happier and more effective'.
Levy went on to highlight the increasing use of the Transcendental Meditation Technique throughout the business community. He referred to the ABC News report on TM showing that the mental technique is effective in lowering blood pressure and reducing the need for medication. The coverage included an interview with Robert Ginberg, chief of thoracic surgery at the University of Toronto's Department of Surgery who was quoted as saying, 'The people I see least in my practice...are people who meditate regularly...because they just stay healthier...and we don't see them as much.'
He cited the Washington Post's interview with Jeffrey Abramson, one of the owners of The Tower Companies, the area's largest commercial developer. Abramson said that he offers meditation classes in the Trancendental Meditation Programme to his employees because he feels that it is a good way to contain stress-related ailments.
Levy also referred to an Inc. magazine article that reported that TM is increasingly being used by high-level executives. 'Maxed-out professionals are turning to daily meditation to lower blood pressure, prolong concentration, and crank up creative juices.'
He also quoted Business Week as saying that 'Bluebloods like McKinsey, Deutsche Bank, Hughes Aircraft, are joining new age companies such as Apple Computer, Yahoo!, and Google in offering meditation to their employees.'
Levy concluded by saying that the workplace is witnessing 'a convergence of mental technologies along with network technologies designed to leverage the bench strength of a company's human capital.' He expressed hope that the new revolution will create not only increased productivity in the workplace, but increase quality of life outside the workplace. 'The benefits gained by the knowledge workers extend to their private lives as well: Better health, less stress, more creativity and energy, and greater inner happiness.'
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