Got interested in this when listening to a Wayne Dyer interview on Coast to Coast AM with Georgy Noory. Dr. Dyer mentioned the possiblity that when enough people believe in something a certain way, this process will then cascade over into the rest/bulk of humanity.
I've mentioned the four 2012 options before. Lets talk about the sublime one.
If all of us were to get behind "The Secret" and "What the (Bleep)" as well as other such enterprises, we would all very quickly find that most world problems would defuse - as one teacher from "The Secret" said, we would all very soon find ourselves in another place from that conflict.
Imagine if most people quit listening to what is called "news" these days. They would simply have to change their format and start reporting stuff which could actually help us improve our lives. Those who didn't would go broke. (Look at what happens to NBC when it got to the low end of the pecking order in both entertainment and news - got a new CEO, courtesy of stockholder pressure. Hope he'll take the hint...)
Tipping Point - Net Version: "What must underlie successful epidemics, in the end, is a bedrock belief that change is possible, that people can radically transform their behavior or beliefs in the face of the right kind of impetus. Tipping Points are a reaffirmation of the potential for change and the power of intelligent action. Look at the world around you. It may seem like an immovable, implacable place. It is not. With the slightest push; just in the right place; it can be tipped. "