I wanted to explore the ideas that whilst technology growth is accelerating as an ever more rapid pace, there has never been a better time for ‘us’ to create incredible impact and good at enormous scale. Starting with a reference to a quote from George Orwell’s 1984, I looked back to see how our ancestors reacted to technological upheavals like the introduction of the railway to see if that can help up understand our current fear of the future. What I found was eye opening and, frankly, jaw-dropping.
Watch the video below for the complete talk.
Thank you so much to Sue Jackson for inviting me.
If you want to explore some of these topics in more detail, here are some of the resources I used when researching the topic:
- This one had the quotes about the fear of trains
- This one had the background on the billion dollar side projects
- This one touched on a few big ideas for the future
The Interesting Place
For this talk I was invited to the newly opened Curious Lounge. See the pictures here...Pictures