The “why” of the rise to the presidency of such an ill prepared and unlikely candidate as Donald Trump is just another signal, if a more spectacular one, of something that has yet to penetrate public consciousness – that it is our institutions rather than our candidates that now need to change.

That is the main thesis of this book. It discusses the evolutionary forces responsible for the manner in which governance and the economy have come to function, why these functionings necessarily produce the unsatisfactory outcomes that plague us today, and the nature of the fundamental changes, now made feasible by modern technology, that are required to set us on a new and more successful evolutionary path. Only in this way, as informed by the real life experiences related in this book, can our society move away from the increasingly disastrous present toward a more successful future.