This was the great gift of Industrialization. It gave us the concepts we needed to analyze the world, and then optimize our projects in it. This has made us affluent – no small advantage!
I can see these advantages clearly, now that I live in the South, in Latin America, that was not much influenced by Industrialization. These people do not have our concepts of objective time and space – for them, everything is personal and relative. They know how to relate to people, but not how to relate to the world outside them.
They live in their small world, but not the big world. A huge handicap – and one they probably cannot overcome.
The North, on the other had, has severe emotional disadvantages. They know how to relate to the outside world – and anything they can quantify – but not how relate to each other. They have poor soft skills.