For the first time in mankind, we are experiencing a tech-driven revolution that impacts all people on earth, and not only Westerners as with the previous two tech-driven revolutions.
Every 100 years for the past two centuries, earth has seen a tech-driven revolution;
- the automated industrial revolution with the steam machine in the early 1800´s
- the “mass adoption” of the automotive and telephone in the early 1900´s
Right now, we are experiencing a tech revolution based on the web and mobile communications. Except, we are all experiencing it at almost the same time. The fact that people living on the savannahs in Africa can access the web via their mobile phones, is a giant leap for humanity. With the web comes knowledge, and hopefully thereby also democracy.
We are living through a revolution driven by technology that is changing the whole world. Never before has everybody been able to take part in this kind of change.
It is pretty amazing to be fortunate enough to be living through these times. And I feel even more fortunate to be working every day with hunting down the next tech growth area and figuring out how to leverage a new technology.