Later on, there was a podcast with one pretty successful woman from the 15% group. The situation in the world was terrible, and her highly valued opinion was necessary. The biggest question was — why did so many people fail?
Her mentality is totally rational. She said that when the technological explosion started in the early 2000s, people just weren’t ready for it. Instead of questioning their actions, they were mindlessly dragged into its influence. Unawareness of their actions was what destroyed them. To quote her:
“Technological advances were 100x bigger in the period from 2023 to 2053, than in the period from 1993 to 2023. People were investing most of their time in three things — a job they didn’t like, toxic relationships, and distractions to run away from life made by them. A couple of years later, after their job was overtaken by AI, they couldn’t adapt to the new situation. They got lost.”
Applying the knowledge from books written by the world’s greatest minds was among the top reason why she’s survived and made such a success. She remembers what Yuval Noah Harari was saying back in 2018:
“In order to keep up with the world of 2050, you will need not merely to invent new ideas and products but above all to reinvent yourself again and again.”
She became aware that learning one skill wasn’t enough. She had to learn how to learn. Not to resist any changes; countless of them which happened. She was happy for the new situations, new opportunities. It made her life exciting.
Besides everything, she was talking a lot about the future. The world was really in a terror state — but that’s a completely natural thing after a massive growth; correction is necessary. Nevertheless, she believed the human race will survive it. We’re highly adaptable. At least some of us.
Tremendous changes were expected. 85%-ers will change their mindset or fade away — there‘s no other option. A fixed mindset may have kept you alive in the early 2000s, but now, it’s not enough. The world is rough, and only the strongest survive. The quite big number of trillionaires controlling the world don’t have a lot of mercy. You can adapt, or you will be gone. The situation demands a lot these days.
“Industrial revolutions can teach us a lot; many people just couldn’t adapt and they were replaced by the machines. Those machines are significantly more advanced today; instead of our physical abilities, they’re replacing our minds.”
And she was completely right. Only the people with the correct mindset survived — evolution made its move again. It’s wasn’t visible at the time, but a couple of decades later, historians agreed that the year 2053 was the start of…
The First Mind Revolution.