Earlier this year, I participated in a Big Think survey for Singularity University alumni to help define what it takes to lead disruptive innovation in an organization. Due to the disruptive nature of exponential technology, we need to adopt some new approaches to managing innovation. Below are some excerpts from the report.
New farming techniques are a direct response to the global grand challenge of feeding the world in a sustainable way. There may be a point in the future where we won’t have the luxury of eating food made the “traditional” way.
There will come a moment in time, when all of humanity’s technological advancements will converge into a singularity, where AI will exceed human capacity. Depending on which side you’re on, it could be the moment “when humans transcend biology” or the moment of humanity’s irrelevance.
We are at the beginnings of another industrial revolution, enabled by digital manufacturing technology like 3D printing. This revolution will be so disruptive to our economy, that it has forced me to rethink my company’s future.
This is cross-section of a healthy civilization where the layers represent parts of society that move at different rates. The most rapidly changing parts are at the top, such as fashion, and the slower parts are at the bottom, such as culture. Turbulence occurs when lower layers move faster than upper layers.
Mr. Diamandis is trying to change our frame of thinking from one of scarcity to one of abundance. We need to ask ourselves the question, “How do we make things abundant?”
Artificial intelligence (AI) and robots can replace half of the jobs known to us today. How do we prepare our kids for the future?