We need leadership that is open to uncertainty, acknowledges an unknowable future, and fosters processes to create policies and institutions that are robust and fit for purpose in a rapidly evolving world. Robert Hoffman Principal, Founder whatIf? Technologies Inc.
Does Anybody Know Where We are Headed? The Answer is NO, but perhaps that’s OK I find myself in a very strange psychological state these days. While I am very much enjoying my personal life I find myself retreating from engaging to any great extent with the “big, bad world” out there for this reason […]
How to thrive in the Snapchat economy “Life is about unpredictable novelty where the possible is always richer than the real.” We inhabit a world of emergence, uncertainty and unforeseeable change. The greatest opportunities for advantage lie in the combination of fast changing markets and emerging technologies. Because of this complex landscape, instead of preparing ourselves […]
Science predicts only the predictable, ignoring most of our chaotic universe. A wonderful and fundamental critique of the epistemological constraints of logic and mathematics. When physicists started working with quantum mechanics they realized that the totally ordered real numbers are too restrictive for their needs. They required a number system with fewer axioms. They found […]
We’re getting reliable, instant answers from machines thanks to advancements in artificial intelligence. But if knowledge is growing exponentially because of scientific tools, then we should be running out of puzzles. Instead we keep discovering greater unknowns. In the future, questions will be more valuable than answers. Author and Wired’s “Senior Maverick” Kevin Kelly predicts our […]