The industrial age produced a specific decisional environment, one based on social homogeneity. The industrial revolution generated tremendous cultural, political, and technological pressures that converged to create uniformity in language, values, machines, work methods, architecture, political views, and life styles in general. . . . Yet the revolution gathering momentum today is carrying us precisely in the opposite direction. We are fast becoming far more socially, culturally, and politically diverse than ever before. 1