I’ve been reading Sonic Boom: Globalization at Mach Speed by Gregg Easterbrook, which has me feeling better in many ways about the world we live in. Easterbrook explains that despite the recent global recession, the future of humankind is definitely on an upswing: No matter how crazy and chaotic events become, with each passing year, the world likely will be a better place than at any point in the past. Here’s one of the main reasons:
Women Will Double The World’s Supply of Ideas
In Western nations, women’s education levels and personal freedom already are on track to equal men’s; in much of the developing world, this could happen in the next two generations. Throughout history most women have been denied a fair shot at contributing to research, engineering, business-management, and leadership roles. As this changes, there will be twice as many people applying their brainpower to the world’s problems.
Easterbrook doesn’t use the “F-word”, but his message is clear: feminism’s work is far from done…but there’s no doubt it will pay off.