"In many ways foolishness isn’t the opposite of wisdom, but its absence. Productivity is the opposite of wisdom. Humanity is a creature of time and imagination. From these things our fruits are born more than manufactured. Productivity is a quality of perfect robots. Stories, adventures and all new things still have to come from messy humans."
I should probably read the original, I suppose. But that seems nowhere near as much fun as just commenting from my state of semi-ignorance :)
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A new report from at the Leading Edge Foundation. I was honored to play a small part in putting this together.
While we don't pretend to be able to see the future in detail, we believe that the overall pattern of business and technology change is more predictable than many people think. Our research shows that business competition tends to go through 3 main phases - peace, war and finally wonder. Consider the war between Edison and Tesla which led to utility electricity, which then enabled wonders such as air conditioning, home appliances, radio and motion pictures. We are on the verge of many such wars and wonders now.
- Silicon Valley Data ScienceVP Marketing & Strategy, 2013 - present
- Big Data JournalFounding Editor, 2013
- O'Reilly Media IncPrincipal Analyst and Program Chair, 2008 - 2013
- University of York, UKComputer Science, 1992 - 1995
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