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Globalization & the End of Work

Technology in the Messianic Era & the Economies of the Future

A Kabbalistic perspective on the rapid growth of technology as a harbinger of the Messianic Era.

Globalization & the End of Work: Lesson 1
This first class in a series focuses on concrete examples of how, in many ways, we are already living in a utopian future and stresses the importance of the trend toward a globalized "innovation economy."
Globalization & the End of Work: Lesson 2
Five levels of the soul as they correspond to five ages in human history leading up to and culminating with the Age of Moshiach.
Globalization & the End of Work: Lesson 3
The Zohar's prediction of the Industrial Revolution in the 19th Century CE as a precursor to the advent of Moshiach.
Globalization & the End of Work: Lesson 4
A description of the masculine and feminine intellectual faculties of chochmah and binah and their relationship to the "dematerialization" or "disembodiment" of how information is stored and transferred.
Globalization & the End of Work: Lesson 5
Leveling the economic playing field through a mentality of abundance rather than scarcity; how the vertical hierarchy has become manifest on a horizontal plane.
Globalization & the End of Work: Lesson 6
The "Economy of Choice" -- where consumers have a virtually endless variety of buying options -- is described as a manifestation of two levels of the Sefira of Keter, corresponding to Will and Pleasure.
Globalization & the End of Work: Lesson 7
The immediate availability of products for a "market of one" is viewed as an illustration of the universality and eternality of Torah information which is applicable to every person at every time and in every place.
Globalization & the End of Work: Lesson 8
The final lesson in this series summarizes human history as a progression through the ages of hunter/gatherer societies, agriculture, industrialization, information, and finally, the Messianic Age and compares them to the levels of the inanimate, vegetative, animal, human and G-dly Unity.