In this short video, Lord Martin Rees—the British astrophysicist and cosmologist–gives a brief and elegant statement of the problem Gabriella Blum and I have been writing a book about: the dissemination of radically-empowering technologies to small groups and individuals. Highly recommended—particularly if you want to spend the day scared:
Phi Beta Iota: Lawfare and its sponsors (Brookings and Harvard) are tools of the elite and adopt a negative stance on anything that empowers individuals. We are moving rapidly toward an era of individual accountability at the line item level, and rapidly breaking down the barriers that have enabled the elite to commit crimes against humanity — including the US taxpayer. This is a good thing, not something to be feared.
In his year end piece in the HBR Blog, “Four Innovation Trends to Watch in 2013″ he focuses on new technologies and emerging behaviors that facilitate intentions and achieve individual and collective goals. For Schrage successful technology and useful devices enable people to be who they want to become.
This session from Techonomy 2011 features Dan Hesse of Sprint Nextel, Kevin Johnson of Juniper Networks, and Marissa Mayer of Google. Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick moderates.
Individual empowerment, fueled by increasing prosperity, greater educational oppourtunities, especially for women, and the technological revolution are the megatrends of the coming decades, proclaims the US government’s chief strategic forecaster.