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Primary Driving Forces

Some of the forces at work in today’s society affect us at such a fundamental level that they drive a wide variety of other trends and developments.  They do this by shaping our most basic sense of ourselves and our place in the world.

Of the forces described below, some will be immediately recognizable as significant aspects of our age.  The importance of others may not be apparent until the various ways in which they drive better-known contemporary developments are enumerated.