As forecast in Ride the Wave by Fred Rogers and Richard Lalich, the miraculous advances of shale-based energy are realigning the global balance of power and rapidly ushering civilization into the Deployment Phase of the Fifth Techno-Economic Revolution. What has enabled this quantum leap in energy productivity? Is North America’s new competitive advantage sustainable? What will it mean for the amazingly durable “economic order” put in place at the end of World War II? We’ll provide the answers.