Refined volition and not revolution will be the result of intellectual approach.
Intellect generates through nurturing refined volitions rather than throwing up revolutions.
So, when intellect is involved it is preferable to have refined volition rather than revolution.
These two terms ‘Volition’ and ‘Revolution’ indicate totally different connotations, the former a positive one and the later a negative one and their etymology too reflect that clearly. 
Getting back to the topic of intellectual revolution, we must acknowledge that revolutions emanate as rightly pointed out from the vast ocean of various ideas and reactions.
Ideas in turn are inherited from the regional socio-cultural milieu where one is born and groomed in formative years or imported from a different or another socio-cultural milieu.
There are also a set of ancillary ideas that are generated as a result of innate or inherent reactions-either impulsive, identity based or ideology based- to the situations that prevail around that lead to promoting growth and development in certain aspects while preventing the same in certain other areas.
But to presume or project revolutions as merely confined to economic conditions and social comforts alone is looking at only certain predominant aspects of revolutions.
Each individual and each social set up gets its satisfaction and sense of happiness from different things which include economic and social welfare as well as many other things.
Technology is enabling a vast majority to come out of ignorance and at least be aware of various conditions prevailing at different parts of the planet demarked by atlas of national boundaries, defined by socio-economic and political conditions ad at the same time nurtured by a culture of realization of certain basic common social responsibilities at least in the interest of species protection as a process on evolution.
However, certain basic conditions must exist at least to leverage on the benefits of technology.
Most likely future revolutions will involve ripping off human psyche from its adamant fixations and identities with irrelevant and out dated institutions that dictated the dos and don’ts of their life.
Besides these, there are many of aspects which must be factored in when we talk of revolution.
Otherwise revolution will only bring up the trite image of violent aggression unleashed as an off shoot of some ideology perpetrated through misguided manipulations of brainwashing propaganda.
Better and enhanced realization of actual social conditions or situations and economic wants along with chaffing off those irrelevant factors with the least damage to everything will be the next sane revolution.
This will ensure, though may not erase totally, the differences amid human race also some level playing field with basic economic needs and better social systems to ensure a smoother living for maximum number of people with the least damage to the environment and other species.
These will be accompanied by a culture of tolerance to try and nurture different ideas emanating from everywhere for overall benefit of all.
Wherein real wisdom will dawn on everyone, by wisdom I mean a wisdom which is the work shop where works of evolutionary trends and experiences of everyone in it emerge to express wisely the essence of everything to enlighten everyone.
A wisdom which prioritizes living in the present context and along with practicing certain time tested values which have relevance in present context but with global perspective to bequeath a livable planet, a lovable society with lovely infrastructures and improved living conditions.
Most important aspect of wisdom when we discuss the topic of revolutions is to realize that they incubate in the mind space of individuals as ideas, thoughts, opinions, information and so on.
Therefore, those in responsible positions whose ideas, thoughts and opinions get enough attention and respect must in turn pay attention and respect the immense responsibility that they have as mass opinion molders.
All these could be done with clear cut awareness along with acceptance and understanding of the inevitable realities of life like in a globalized world where we are all creatures of the same planet wherein xenophobic attitudes or ethnocentric pride will all be huge marks of psychological weaknesses and disadvantages.
We must accept the inevitability of identities without getting fanatically addicted to certain specific identities be they doctrinal, ideological, religious, political, economic, cultural and so on.
We must accept the inevitability of polarity principle which is part and parcel of evolutionary trends in all spheres of life starting from the biological to everything else and stop zooming it as division or disparity or viewing it as either a paradox or playing victim hood where it is not intentionally or viciously inflicted.
We must accept the inevitability of becoming and gradually being global citizens without xenophobia.
We must accept the inevitability of, if at all required, evaluating everything and everyone with contextual relevance and based on the inherent attributes or merits of what or who is being evaluated without extrapolating our presumptions, opinions, judgments, perceptions, expectations, ideologies etc.
We must accept the inevitability of actually realizing that variety is indeed the SPICE of life. Source, Resource, Inevitable, Central Essence of nature.
Most importantly we all must accept the inevitability, therefore, of realizing that homogenization and uniformity can never be the desired outcomes of any revolution because then that would lead us to further conflicts emanating from the inevitable fact of variety.
It is therefore, preferable that certain of these inevitabilities and the methods of dealing with them are made part of education, culture and nurtured attitudes to ensure that revolutions happen without causing too much of damage.
We may start from making minor adjustments, small compromises, spontaneous cooperation to create compatible and conducive atmosphere with humility devoid of any egocentric pride.
These along with the realization and a perspective that must be aware that life is a constant process of learning of the multiple dimensions of many things and the various dynamics of those dimensions involving the constant interaction and interrelationship with everyone and everything.
These must ensure to accommodate multiple methods or means of life with a overall tolerant attitude embedded on humanitarian concerns towards all human life and environmental or natural concern towards all other species.
It is creating and nurturing facts based, frank admission based functional volition that will lead to a better social evolution.
Refined volitions evolve from nurtured understanding while revolutions are mostly unleashed.
Ultimately natural evolution and natural laws always seem to consider the trade off for anything that we do.
History and posterity too will evaluate based on the trade off for whatever good or bad deed that we do.
I have at various times written on all the above factors or facets of life and living.
I am giving below the links to some of them
Global citizen- the necessity
Identity- the stumbling block to accepting Variety and forging Unity
Homogenization and uniformity
 Volition [n] the act of willing, choosing, or resolving; exercise of willing
Etymology of volition: Latin volitio(n- ), from old French volo then Vouloir =‘I wish’
Latin revolutio(n- ), from revolvere ‘roll back’=