The economic downturn has fostered many changes in the way we live. It has sparked a revolution, changing our way of life fundamentally. Technology has provided the tools for change and through new media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter we have seen the occurence of social changes and industrial revolutions; one I can think of on the top of my head is how the consumer magazine market is having to adapt to the rise of web based blogazines that are increasingly becoming the prefered source of lifestyle news for many consumers. Traditional print publications have had to close down as a result, just like many businesses have had to pack up shop as a result of the greatest global recession since the Great Depression.
There are many other changes that we've seen in the past year and the 2010 Flux Trends Review book "The State We're In" investigates these through contributions from some of South Africa's most recognisable and respected voices. Get yourself a copy of this compilation of intelligent observations and understand the state we are in as the human race. Available at all good bookstores.
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