With the global economic changes underway and the resultant social changes taking root, we are developing the identity of global citizens. Whether one has come to this new identity through one’s business or line of work or through political or cultural issues, we all, to varying degrees, see ourselves as global citizens. Globalization is no longer simply an economic term: it is the term of what is and what will course through all aspects of human society for the twenty years of the Shift Age. We have entered the global stage of human evolution.
-David Houle from “Entering the Shift Age” (2013)