I talk often about crunch time. It is the operating title for this blog. So I thought I would proffer a definition. I'm convinced it defines our current place in time:
"An unthinkable moment (an event or situation so unlikely or undesirable to be considered a possibility) with such extraordinary changes (that are discontinuous from what came before), that people realize their lives will never be the same again (a transformative challenge for the fate of the future)."