The emergence of nu and positive social systems may occur first in the developing world. Consider the linked story about women in Kenya trying to become leaders in the “culture of computer geeks” to serve Kenya’s futures development plan. Cell phones are spreading faster then laptops. Globally there is a rising wave of innovation and entreneurship servicing the local needs of many regions; many, but not all, involving intelligent tools. Even the very poor in high population density shack-slums (squatter cities) ringing many world cities are pregnant sites of innovation and collaboration to escape poverty.
I speculate that many of the poor in developing (and even failing) nations and regions have much less to UNLEARN (in relevant areas) than populations in the developed and privilidged world. Those whose relative well being is dependent on preserving “business as usual”, and have their inner worlds strongly anchored to paradigms that support their resisting fundamental change, will find unlearning difficult. The poor also have much baggage and limiting paradigms, but in domains that may not be critical to their participating in creating a better world in terms of education, economics, and security.
Our Western high-tech advancement creates powerful frames that makes it difficult to perceive advancements in other domains that don’t fit Western criteria of advancement. We tend to focus on the lacks among others and avoid our own lacks. At times I really sense my own provinciaslism. The propensity for creative intelligence exists in all newborns, no matter where they are born. Instead of looking at the very poor and suffering as burdens we might explore them as potent resevoirs of talent and energy to fuel the uplift and emergence of Humanity.