The Innovation Explosion: Replicating a Special Century

Radiocasts | November 30, 2016 by Bonnie D. Graham

The buzz: “Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion” (Muhammad Ali).

A unique clustering of inventions in the century after the U.S. Civil War greatly improved the American and European standard of living – our human well-being – more than any period before or after, with advances in everything from food and energy to health and work.

Fast forward to 2016. Can our current innovation explosion have a similarly positive impact, despite unintended consequences?

Three futurists speak.                                               

Frank Diana, TCS: “I cannot discover that anyone knows enough about anything on this earth definitely to say what is and what is not possible.” (Henry Ford)

Gerd Leonhard, Futurist: “In dealing with the future, it is far more important to be imaginative than to be right.” (Alvin Toffler, Future Shock)

Timo Elliott, SAP: “The real problem of humanity is that we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology. And it is terrifically dangerous.” (E. O. Wilson)

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