are 24 hours in a day. We have no real
discretion with roughly 12 of those
hours. We need to eat, sleep, and do
a few other necessary chores in order
to maintain our existence. That hasn't
changed much through the centuries,
That leaves approximately 12 hours a
day where we, as individuals, do have
some discretion. That includes work
time, play time, and family time.
those 12 hours, about 75%, or 9 hours,
will be spent totally differently a
few years from now than they were spent
just a few years ago. Not everything
will change, but 75% of life is in the
process of changing right now.
same kind of change occurred between
1900 and 1920 as well. Frederick Allen
called it "the big change"
in his 1952 book by the same title.(1)
We call it a nine shift.
this means is that nine hours in your
day will be spent entirely differently
in 2020 than they were spent in 2000.
That is an enormous change. That is
a nine shift.