From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era.
In their book Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy. Then, in Bold, they chronicled the use of exponential technologies that allowed the emergence of powerful new entrepreneurs. Now the bestselling authors are back with The Future Is Faster Than You Think, a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption.
Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. In this gripping and insightful roadmap to our near future, Diamandis and Kotler investigate how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole. What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today’s legacy industries? What will happen to the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet?
Diamandis, a space-entrepreneur-turned-innovation-pioneer, and Kotler, bestselling author and peak performance expert, probe the science of technological convergence and how it will reinvent every part of our lives—transportation, retail, advertising, education, health, entertainment, food, and finance—taking humanity into uncharted territories and reimagining the world as we know it.
As indispensable as it is gripping, The Future Is Faster Than You Think provides a prescient look at our impending future.
Who should read this book?
Every single person who wants to position themselves and their company at the forefront of the future.
How I will use this book.
My corporate role requires me to drive exceptional service levels of our 5 brands. This includes reducing the turnaround time of submittal packages, reducing tech support ticket cycle times, reducing quality claims, reducing supply chain lead times, etc. Where I can help contribute is by continuing to keep my pulse on where technology will go in terms of using blockchain, AI, robotics, VR/AR, etc. and utilize that in my role, but also ensuring that our cross-functional business partners are also aware and keeping their pulse on things as well. Already, we are using VR to take clients through an experience of seeing our lighting in various rooms. Our Atrius lighting is already leading the retail space in IoT.
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