'The Zeitgeist Movement Defined: Realizing a New Train of Thought' is Released
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Recognized as the largest grassroots social movement in the world with chapters in over 60 Countries, The Zeitgeist Movement announces the release of its long awaited, official publication of observations and goals, The Zeitgeist Movement Defined: Realizing a New Train of Thought.
Available both online for free and for non-profit paperback sale in major outlets, this impeccably sourced and highly detailed work argues for a large-scale change in human culture, specifically in the context of economic practice. The dominant theme is how the current socioeconomic system governing the world at this time has severe structural flaws, born out of primitive economic and sociological assumptions originating in our early history, where the inherent severity of these flaws went largely unnoticed.
However, in the early 21st century, these problems have risen prominently, taking the consequential form of increasing social destabilization and ongoing environmental collapse. Yet, this text is not simply about explaining such problems and their root causality - It is also about posing concrete solutions, coupled with a new perspective on social/environmental sustainability and efficiency which, in concert with the tremendous possibility of modern technology and a phenomenon known as ephemeralization, reveals humanity's current capacity to create an abundant, post-scarcity reality.
While such views have been largely misunderstood as "utopian" or fantasy, this text walks through, step by step, the train of thought and technical industrial reordering needed to update our global society (and its values) to enable these profound new possibilities. Also, while this text can be read strictly from a passive perspective and is academic in form, it was created to be used as an awareness or activist tool.
In form the work is divided into four parts and 18 essays. These include:
The opening essay presents a broad description of TZM's history and the basic reasoning for the changes sought.
(2): The Scientific Worldview:
The essay explores how the development of the scientific method has altered human perception and the critical importance of its recognition and larger order application, specifically with respect to the social system.
(3): Sourcing Solutions:
The essay hones the reader in on what it means to think deeply about problems and causality. The notion of "root cause" and "root purpose" is discussed at length.