A few days ago Jio Ito inspired the TED community by talking about the new period we just entered, the After Internet (AI) world.
In the Before Internet (BI) world, starting a business had a clear timeline: you hired MBAs to write a business plan, you raised money, and then you built the thing you wanted to build. But in the AI world, the cost of innovation has come down so much that you start with the building—and then figure the money and business plan. “It’s pushed innovation to the edges, to the dorms rooms and startups, and away from stodgy organizations that had the money, the power and the influence.”
He sees this as a possibility for the rest of us, too. He introduces us to the Samsung Techwin SMT SM482 Pick & Place Machine, which can put 23,000 components on an electronics board, something that used to take an entire factory. “The cost of prototyping and distributing is becoming so low that students and software can do it too,” says Ito.
Ito doesn’t like the word ‘futurist’ he tells us to be ‘now-ists’ with a focus on being connected, always learning, fully aware and super present.
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