“You see Elroy flying a drone! I see a new industry of location intelligence professionals providing insight at altitude!” – #Futurist Jim Carroll
The future is being invented all around you – and sometimes you don’t know where to look. It’s being invented by a geek in a garage who has some insight into what comes next; by small organizations who can move faster than large, legacy companies; through crowdfunding initiatives and new forms of global collaborative R&D; through the tinkering and hobby economy; by those who see a different future than the one you see.
That’s the theme today of my video series “Insight 2020: Leadership Insight for the Era of Acceleration” – #19 – “Study the edges.”
You’ll find the future by taking more time to learn about what is happening all around you, sight unseen.
Let me introduce you to Location Intelligence & Design, the company owned by my oldest son Willie.
At 26, he’s busy reinventing the future by offering a full range of drone based GIS, mapping, analysis and other services – in effect, “insight at altitude!”
Give his company site a visit – and you will learn a lot about a future that you might not have previously known existed:
Read a few of the blog posts you’ll find on the site -and the range of services provided to a wide number of different industries. You’ll come away with an appreciation that something significant is happening here. And there is!
This is but one situation that is seeing the arrival of a new industry and the birth of new careers. This type of fast future is happening everywhere. People using new technologies and new ideas to develop new capabilities, pursuing new opportunities, and defining new futures.
Are you part of that trend and in that mindset? Or are you stuck in your old future, unwilling and unable to move forward?
I first began speaking about the potential arrival of ‘location intelligence professionals’ about 1997, when I spoke at a GIS conference. Willie was but 4 years old at the time.
Fast forward – new careers, new skills, new industries – and insight at altitude!