A change of era

A change of era is produced by a series of events that modify the dominant conception of the world to the point that it becomes largely incomprehensible until a new worldview takes shape that is able to give meaning to the resulting new era

This change of era is produced by the confluence of a series of vehicles of change, among which we would like to highlight the following:

An ecological crisis of such magnitude that it has led many to claim that we have experienced a geological change of era, moving from the Holocene to the Anthropocene.

An exponential acceleration of technological progress, which has given rise to the fourth industrial revolution or “machine age.”

A profound crisis of liberal democracies, leading many of our fellow citizens to accept a significant reduction in their fundamental rights and freedoms in exchange for security in the face of the uncertainty resulting from so much change.

A widespread religious crisis in Western societies, which means that, for the first time in history, the majority of people have not only turned their backs on transcendence, but also consider it to be a feature of modern societies.

An anthropological crisis, which largely explains the demographic crisis in most of the Western world as well as the rise of transhumanism and posthumanism.

In short, globalization, the industrial and technological revolution, the ecological crisis, the anthropological crisis, and the possibility of creating transhuman and posthuman beings in theoretical coexistence with human beings and other living beings are the keys to the change of era in which we are currently immersed. They also pose the necessity of creating new paradigms that will help us understand this new global context in order to guide the transition to the new era that we have yet to see clearly.