This is the home for the videos from the 12 Feb 2014 “What Time Is It?” presentation, which cover the core material for Foundation Stone 1. This page also has links to other resources based on that presentation.
The videos are:
- Part 1 – System Domains and 1900 To The Present
- Part 2 – Outline of History and Tribal To Empire
- Part 3 – Empire Era and Empire To Planetary
- Part 4 – Planetary Era
- Part 5 – Working with the momentum of history
These videos are full HD (1080p) and best viewed full screen. If you have trouble viewing them because of your internet connection speed, please try the link before each video that says “YouTube alternative.” This will give you more resolution choices.
The videos have subtitles in English, Spanish, Chinese and Russian. To activate the subtitles, click on the small “CC” button in the lower right and then choose your language. Many thanks to Peter Sugarman, Jane Talkington, Peter Ladage, Robin Reiner, Lauren Stuparitz, Himat Khalsa and Inez Andrews for help with the English transcripts and subtitles and to Rafa Giménez for the Spanish subtitles, to Spring Cheng and Jiawen Hu for the Chinese subtitles and to Volodya Shestakov for the Russian Subtitles. The videos are also available in a Spanish voice-over version and a Chinese voice-over version.
A 10-minute video that introduces the whole Foundation Stones project. (YouTube alternative.) Click here for a PDF of the slides used in this video.
What Time Is It? Part 1
An 18-minute video that starts the main talk with a look at the dramatic changes in behavior that systems can go through — and how humanity likely went through such a change in the late 20th century. It’s two sections are System Domains and 1900 To The Present. (YouTube alternative.) Click here for a PDF of the slides used in this video.
What Time Is It? Part 2
This 23-minute video introduces a way to understanding history in terms of three cultural system domains – Tribal/Empire/Planetary – and the transitions between them. It then explores the first big transition. It’s two sections are Outline of History and Tribal To Empire. (YouTube alternative.) Click here for a PDF of the slides used in this video.
What Time Is It? Part 3
In this 19-minute video we start to identify the key characteristics of the Planetary Era. It begins with a brief look at the changes during the Empire Era and then takes a closer look at the Empire-to-Planetary transition. We peek into the future by looking with fresh eyes at what is already happening around us. (YouTube alternative.) Click here for a PDF of the slides used in this video.
What Time Is It? Part 4
This 18-minute video looks towards the future of the Planetary Era as well as the challenges in the remaining Empire-to-Planetary transition. (YouTube alternative.) Click here for a PDF of the slides used in this video.
What Time Is It? Part 5
This 16-minute video completes the main presentation by exploring how we can work with the momentum of history so that we can move as gracefully as possible into the Planetary Era. (YouTube alternative.) Click here for a PDF of the slides used in this video.
A PDF of the original presentation slides is also available.
Original page: 10 March 2014
Update: 26 November 2014