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Exponential Overlapping Change

RFID ImplantLast
Wednesday bioinformaticist and computer scientist, Raymond McCauley
inserted an RFID chip into his hand on stage at Singularity University
in Amsterdam.

It’s the first step in being able to interact seamlessly with the
Internet of Things.  When Raymond approaches an object programmed
to respond accordingly information will be transferred without any
effort on his part to affect a response in a helpful way.

Passwords will soon be a distant memory of a time when there was a
ridiculous amount to remember at a faulty attempt to create security.
Online services and device manufacturers are now using fingerprint
sensors and voice recognition software instead. My iPhone has used this
technology for over a year. It now works with Amazon on my iPhone, too.

In the USA there have been dramatic increases in the education of the
average citizen, climbing from 20% high school graduates to 56% and
from 5% with a Bachelor’s degree or higher to 30%. In 2003 Hello China
launched a venture to teach 4 million Chinese business degrees by
radio, web and mobile phone.

EdX,
founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard
University in May 2012, is a massive open online course (MOOC) provider
and online learning platform hosts university-level courses in a wide
range of disciplines to a worldwide audience, some at no charge. As of
October 2014 it has more than 3 million users taking over 300 courses.

Major breakthroughs in transportation, financial transactions (no more
paper money!), medicine, construction, manufacturing, development,
ecology, communication, and many, many other disciplines are
accelerating, changing the world and the way we do what we do.

Remember the move from episodic change to continuous change? We are now
in exponential overlapping change. Exponential because the speed is
increasingly faster. Overlapping because every change impacts other
changes, which are still rippling out in impact.

What do you dream about doing that you cannot do today? How will you do
it tomorrow?



Progress is impossible without change, and
those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.


George Bernard Shaw