Posts tagged Future
We Don't Have Time to be Surprised by the Future

We’re welcoming folks from every continent into our city and each represent a country that is looking squarely to the future. Some of the best tech talent in the world is coming out of Bangalore, India. Some of the most savvy business people on the planet are travelling to The Port City from Shanghai, China. The youth and ambition of our brothers & sisters from Nigeria is becoming clear; a country that will soon have the 3rd highest population on the planet.

None of these countries or their people are surprised by the future.

They are growing, pivoting and scaling as the future demands.

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The Non-Obvious, Obvious Idea of Scale

If you can’t explain something to a child then it’s likely you don’t know what you’re talking about.

Seems obvious when you think about it: memorizing buzz-words is far from understanding, so if you’re speaking in terms you’re not saying much of anything. There are two main reasons people complicate ideas; they don’t want you to understand because they profit from the confusion or they have no sweet clue what they’re talking about.

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The Human Side of Automation Pt. 4: Rethinking Education

The paradox is that in school students are sitting in one place, learning from physical text that is not current and sharing is cheating. What kid that you know learns like that?! As soon as the bell rings young folks are hyper-mobile, learning from digital content that is current to the minute and sharing is the entire point.

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Human Super-Power 1: Meaning Control

This is our super-power.

To imagine that there is a now that is one way and a future that is another way.

We could be in the greatest battle of our lives and if we make it through call it the most meaningful experience we’ve ever had.

We have the power to imagine that tomorrow will be better than today and we use that feeling to incite action.

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The Human Side of Automation Pt. 3: Redefining Work

Remember: when our current models of energy, mobility and communication change, we are headed for a revolution my friends; from combustion cars powered by oil and telephone use, to electric-power, autonomous vehicles empowered by internet communication. Life is changing as we know it.

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The Human Side of Automation Pt. 1: Will I be Needed?

Dotted across the United States of America you see industrial-era graveyards. Entire towns where men & women all worked at the factory until the world became small and the factory left. As factories outsourced production and moved to South-East Asia their labor did not move with them. Humans move slowly, corporations move very quickly. General Mills, the steel plant and Ford are long gone, the people are still there.

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