BoSacks Speak Out: technologic and social revolution
Let me ask you a question.
By Bob Sacks
Published: February 2, 2011
Let me ask you a question. Do you actually think that humans have the intellectual prowess to grasp the full effect of the current technologic and social revolution, while we are still traveling through it? Do you really think with changes happening in computer clocked light-speed that our brains are ready to understand the long-term global and social changes before us?
If we are now in agreement that our brains aren't ready, how possibly can our businesses be ready? How can we adapt to a new technology that changes every day and has no intention of standing still, not for a micro-second?
As a student of history I can tell you that technology has never really stood still, but at least it used to give a few moments to catch our breath and give that day's entrepreneurs the time to think, adapt and maybe prosper.
In the next few years there is going to be more new technology and more new innovation than we have yet faced. The pace of change has accelerated beyond most business plans' ability to understand, much less change and adapt to.
But I have hope for us all. I truly believe that at the end of this particular technologic cycle of dramatic change, there will be super opportunities and an era of great publishing expansion. That would be the expansion of the written word, delivered in multiple methods, to various devices, only one of which is paper. I hope you find that a comforting thought.