When the founders of Siri first envisioned their rudimentary A.I., years before they sold it to Apple, they faced a critical challenge.
My friend Tom Gruber (and his fellow co-founder of Siri) realized that the core technology required to create their vision for Siri didn’t exist yet.
Ultimately, they had to anticipate where bandwidth, processing speeds, and natural language processing would be in three years’ time and develop their system to intercept those capabilities.
This forward thinking allowed them to launch a product light years ahead of anyone else in the market.
In it, I discuss the importance of learning to “skate to where the puck will be” instead of “where it is now.”
Almost immediately after launch, Siri was reportedly acquired for over $200 million by Apple for its revolutionary technology.
Primary investors, who invested $24 million in the founding of Siri, saw an eight-fold return on this new way of thinking.
After integrating Siri into all Apple core units, Siri is now available on hundreds of millions of devices worldwide.
If you can read an exponential roadmap and anticipate where sensors, networks, A.I., robotics, 3D printing, VR/AR and synthetic biology will be in 3 to 5 years, what impossibility might soon become possible?
Unexpected convergences of these technologies will create new business models and transform every aspect of our lives.
What exponential technologies will you leverage to build your world-changing business?
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