What does the future look like? Well, the future has actually already caught up to us – we just haven’t realized it since the integration is just so effortless. Brains are extremely malleable, after all. Imagine I told someone in 1950 that:
- I carry a device that has an instant connection to billions of people on the planet
- I can say something that can be seen and heard by as many people as are willing to listen, in real-time, anywhere in the world
- I have the answer to practically any (easily) answereable question within seconds, and instant access to practically every book ever published
- I have access to the sum total of humanity’s knowledge, (almost) for free, at any time and virtually anywhere I go
I think Mike hits the nail on the head with this. Innovation while relatively fast, creeps up on us and it’s hard to see it happening. It’s much like watching an hour hand move on a clock.