“It’s time to take George Jetson seriously!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
The world has never seen a pace of change as fast as the one that we live in now. If you go back and watch The Jetsons and look at a lot of the things they were talking about in the science-fiction cartoon show, many of these things have become real today. And that’s the new reality of our world today. The period of time between when science-fiction predictions are made and when they become reality is collapsing! Heck, even Star Trek has become real – on stage, I’ll often take a medical tri-corder out of my pocket, put it to my head, and read my blood pressure, live, in real time. (Yes, I have such a device!) Our world today is so fast that what seemed to be crazy yesterday is suddenly real today. It’s only going to become faster – because we now live in the era of acceleration. The real impact of technology is that speeds up the pace of change, and that is the underlying trend in every single industry.
The key question for you is : what are you doing to align yourself to, and take advantage of, these fast paced trends?
It’s a big decision, because as I will often point out on stage, while we are headed into the world of the Jetsons, there are an awful lot of Flintstones about!