This is life in the 21st century. Your remote and your tv are both your smartphone now. 🤔 The smartphone is the portal gun therefore. Most people don’t realize that we live like gods today and that our technology is godlike. However the question is do we possess the wisdom to control such godlike computing power?
The problem is that many millennials and small-medium businesses are failing to capitalize on the opportunities of the New Money Revolution. And the New Money revolution is participating online and realizing that the world is no longer local and linear. The world is now global and exponential.
There is literally an app for everything but most people are not optimizing their attention, focus properly and are also failing to realize that the internet, online and infotech revolutions are just beginning. Even in 2021. We are already saturated in mass media however, for better or worse, there are about 30 revolutions of equal if not as big market-cap opportunity as the Internet that are coming.
Alot of apps, social media, and news sites are garbage and you have to take your attention in charge, because everyone, every brand and every business is out to get your attention today. Because your attention is extremely valuable in today’s attention economy.
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Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat Twitter, Gmail, Amazon, Apple, Discord, WhatsApp, Telegram, Medium…
A lot of people who don’t understand the innovation or Hi-Tech industry have no idea how it even works. And now they are getting absolutely disrupted and confused as to what’s going on! It’s because many people don’t pay attention to the right things and don’t know how to think independently to no fault of their own because of an education system designed for the 18th century industrial age but not designed for the 21st century digital age. This is the promise and the peril of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
I believe if more people and more smaller businesses are able to view the world differently and view technology as the greatest business opportunity of our lifetimes then more people can benefit in the revolution.
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It should be abundantly clear that the world has changed and is going into an exponential direction. I just hope that more people including myself can be successful in the age of digital transformation and Industry 4.0 and achieve most of the things we want in the post-covid future we are entering, where tech intensity is only increasing and the risk of disruption to different industries and businesses is only intensifying primarily because of technological and generational shifts in commerce and mindsets.
I think the problem most people have is that they view the world through a narrow and linear lens rather than a global and exponential view. If people have a longer-term lens they will be able to make higher quality decisions which will lead to more higher quality decisions over a longer time horizon.
That’s the nature of exponential growth. Most people missed Amazon, Tesla, Apple, Microsoft. The respective founders of these companies all had exponential mindsets and their companies also followed exponential trajectories in terms of growth because of it. They saw the disruptive potential of the internet, computing and software and capitalized on creating companies which derived value primarily from data and the digital universe. And that’s the lens through which many in Silicon Valley and fast-growth Hi-Tech startups think about business-building and investing.
But now there is hyper-competition. Alot of people are scared about where the future is going and the truth is no one knows because it’s happening so fast, so hard and so rapidly with dozens of exponential technologies chain-stacking and causing an accelerating pace of disruption.
I am optimistic if people understand what we are going through thoroughly, and the momentum and magnitude of the 4th Industrial Revolution and of Industry 4.0 that more people will be able to capitalize and play the game better.
We have Globalization, Internet, Mobile Phones, Artificial Intelligence, AI, Biotech, 3D Printing, 4D Printing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, E-Commerce, Synthetic Biology, Nanotechnology, Neuromorphic Chips, Quantum Computing, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Cloud Computing, Self-Driving Cars, Flying Cars, 5G, 6G coming soon.
Because the game is changing faster and faster than ever as a result of Creative Destruction but now more than ever, people who want to make money need to be looking at the Creative Destruction that is taking place literally overnight and reshaping and disrupting every industry with a more forward-thinking and opportunistic mindset than ever before.
The question is are you using technology or is your technology using you?