In one of his talks, Guy Standing talks about how he noticed a trend of increasingly flexible work markets and increasingly precarious social conditions. Those observations would be nothing extraordinary, except he made them twenty years ago. The meme received little attention, and life went on.
Fast forward into the digital age, now two years ago. The increased access to information is increasingly disrupting old social norms. Rick Falkvinge blogs about how the swarm economy is disrupting the old system, and that society's inability to value non-monetized work is insane. Again, the media/memetic network did not amplify the meme and life was christmas as usual.
Fast forward: Two months ago, Stanislas Jourdan wrote an article on the same topic, about how Guy Standing´s predictions had come true, and how people began to realize that the changes might affect their quality of life. The number of articles began to increase exponentially and suddenly, buzz words such as 'accelerating change' and 'basic income' were in everyones mind.
It seems now like the media narrative is catching up. The trends of accelerating socio-technological evolution are becoming mainstream and a solution to the resulting problems is not far away. This should come as a relief to the millions who suffer precariousness from obsolete socio-economics, those stuck in the stigma and poverty of obsolete social contracts. Increased connectivity and increased productivity displaces the old norms and out of the disruption comes a new narrative.
This narrative for our cultural identity will be founded on something like a 'basic income economy', in wich common wealth is invested in universal basic incomes that free everyone to develop themselves and contribute to society as they choose, commercially and/or non-commercially. This will be established quite soon. Just google it to read about the progress. You, the media, can make it happen even sooner. Think about it, talk about it, tweet about it, broadcast it, share it, establish it.