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The Future is Faster Than You Think
Oct 6, 2019
Over the next three months, I am beyond excited to give you a sneak peek into my new upcoming book, The Future is Faster Than You Think!
Co-authored with Steven Kotler, The Future is Faster Than You Think examines the revolutionary changes brought about by convergence:
What happens as Artificial Intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain technology, quantum computing, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today’s legacy industries? What will happen to the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet?
We have now found clear evidence to believe that the rate at which technology is accelerating, is itself accelerating.
In just the past year, we’ve seen a dramatic rise of the deepfakes, and AIs that surge in capacity week by week.
Today’s connected devices market is skyrocketing to a projected US$14.2 trillion economy by 2030. Stanford researchers predict 50 billion connected devices by 2020, and 500 billion just a decade later.
Riding massive advancements in hardware, the AR/VR market could feasibly hit a US$767.67 billion valuation by 2025 (CAGR of >73 percent from 2018-2025). Meanwhile, 3D printing is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 29 percent in the next 5 years, surpassing a US$49 billion market by 2024.
And in the next half-dozen years, we will begin connecting the globe—all soon-to-be 8 billion of us—at gigabit connection speeds.
But these are just to name a few….
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What to anticipate in the book….
A follow-up to Abundance and BOLD, The Future is Faster delves into a host of converging technologies and how they will disrupt businesses, industries, and our lives in the decades ahead.
And given the sheer pace of development across these exponentials, it has been a difficult book to write. Everytime we think it’s finished, we need to reopen a chapter to update it with what has just occurred.
Yet the bottom line remains the same: today’s emerging technologies are already building upon (and accelerating) each other’s growth. Whether in transportation, retail, advertising, education, health, entertainment, food, or finance, their convergence will have a profound—and irreversible—impact on every aspect of our lives.
Offering technical insights from insider sources, The Future is Faster is broken into three parts.
To start us off, Part 1 is a deep dive into each of the exponential technologies, what has been going on in the lab, and what is coming to market in the next 2-10 years.
Tracking implications, the second part of the book examines all of today’s major industries and how they will transform over the next decade. In particular, we explore transportation, entertainment, education, healthcare, insurance, finance, real estate, energy, advertising, and retail, to name a few.
One of the primary trends we address (applicable to everything from insurance to asset management) is removal of the middleman, which not only accelerates benefits to the consumer but newly grants them decision-making power.
Beyond benefits, however, the above exponentials have driven a tremendous amount of anxiety—from technological unemployment to loss of consumer privacy. Touching upon today’s most pressing concerns, The Future is Faster not only assesses risk but explores a range of feasible solutions, applicable in the near future.
Finally, Part 3 of the book takes a look at the 5 Great Migrations that humanity will face over the next century.
While today’s greatest population shift involves migrations to inner cities (mainly due to climate change), we will soon witness mass migrations into space, into the virtual world, and finally, into a meta-intelligence, where we are all connected through the cloud.. Brain to brain and to each other.
Facing a brave new world, The Future is Faster offers a practical blueprint for the decade ahead, and a visionary’s guide for the coming century.
Our publisher, Simon & Schuster, is calling Abundance, BOLD, and The Future is Faster Than You Think, the “exponential mindset” series all put together.
As we approach the book’s public release on January 28, 2020, we’re excited to share with you a range of snippets in the form of bi-weekly blogs…. and can’t wait for your feedback!
Join us in predicting the future… and creating it in the process!
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