Accelerating Change

Accelerating Change

10 years ago, a call to Zimbabwe was $2.79/minute from the States. The communication gap was massive and trying to run a global business from a landlocked country in Africa was unthinkable.

We know 'cause we did it.

Today, change is accelerating. And what was fast last year is no longer fast today. Fast meets faster. Think about internet speeds in your nation. Night and day in a short period of time.

What does that mean for you?

There are more revolutions around the corner.

Seth Godin wrote, "Faster, ever faster. Moore's law ratchets technology, technology changes the culture, the culture changes the economy and it continues.”

Moore’s law is an observation in computer engineering. It states that the number of transistors in a dense circuit doubles approximately every two years. In other words, things are rapidly changing, and it’s only accelerating.

Think about those floppy disks that used to hold a few megabytes if you were lucky. Fast forward a few years, and the first generation iPods that had 5 gigabytes of storage.

Now people are buying terabyte hard drives to store their photos on.

No one would have thought that self-driving cars were a thing of reality. That was only science fiction a few years ago. Now, new cars rolling off the assembly line have some of those safety features built in.

This is important for you to know because the things that are problems in your life today are multi-billion dollar business ideas tomorrow (energy, biology, artificial intelligence, infrastructure).

(photo via dennis van zuijlekom)