Great and provocative article. Where I stand is that I think many humans are entering a new culture. They are evolving into the spiritual sphere where they become more connected to the universe and all things. Probably should be called self-actualization, becomeing who you were born to be.
I think this has evolved out of the emptiness that is the ultimate result from valuing your self worth from the external things you seek or accomplish. We may very well be in a period of self reflection and it feels like nothing is to be done. But, I think that as people change from within, they will act differently and that wiill change the world for the better.