Enter the Age of Acceleration

This post is largely based on the book [amazon_textlink asin=’0241300975′ text=’‘Thank You for Being Late’’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’superpreneur3-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’4df96f11-2059-11e7-97ea-ab41fc732b6c’] by Thomas L. Friedman.  I strongly encourage superpreneurs and aspiring superpreneurs to read it.

On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs announced the iPhone at the Macworld convention, receiving substantial media attention. Jobs announced that the first iPhone would be released later that year. On June 29, 2007, the first iPhone was released.  This is the beginning of the Age of Acceleration characterized primarily by exponential technologies following Moore’s Law.  In each period technology doubles in capability or performance. Or perhaps on the flip side, it halves in cost in each period.  The Age of Acceleration is also the age of the market globalization.  Low-cost flights, ubiquitous connectivity and explosion of the information access have removed all barriers.  Anyone can today build easily and cheaply a business.  A vendor can ship products worldwide or provide services for people living far at several thousands of kilometers.  The age of acceleration has super empowered individuals across the planet.  Globalization is also strongly influencing the geopolitical forces between the nations.  Today, our world is dominated by the new empires.  First, the USA block includes Canada, UK, European Union, South America and Japan.  Then, China dominates across South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and has a massive influence in Africa. Russia is rebuilding her empire among all CIS countries as well as some Eastern Europe countries.  Finally, India is exploding and could become one of most powerful economies in the next years. Nations are struggling to survive and keep their independence.

Another element is contributing to this world of disorder, Mother Nature.  The Earth is under pressure.  Climate changes and natural disasters remember us that Mother Nature acts to survive too.  Because of dryness, hurricanes or floods, most of the time combined with local wars, thousands of people are forced to leave their country and migrate somewhere.

All these changes are reshaping the workplace and the difficult equilibrium within and between the nations.  Everyone need now to become extremely resilient and avoid panicking.  Hopefully, exponential technologies probably offer all what is required to solve the biggest problems that we are facing.  Bold superpreneurs should be able to innovate to provide a better education to everyone.  Innovation solutions can also be made for building healthy communities.  This shall allow to get sustainable trust and collaboration within nations and among nations.  With time, a culture of peace and human prosperity could become the rule rather than the war and the chaos.  Humans will then be able to live in better harmony on Earth, exploit space resources, colonize the Moon and planet Mars.

I don’t know you, but to me, this is a much better future that we can pass down to future generations.


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