We’re entering a time in which multiple forms of exponential change will combine and their combinations will have a huge impact, in addition to the technologies themselves. That’s from futurist Gerd Leonhard, who illustrates the point with this graphic by Frank Diana – from this KPMG talk. (KPMG Executive Symposium on Automation + Robotics)
I love this graphic. And I love the idea, frightening as it may be. In political science, there’s a term for when you’ve got so many crises going on all at once that their sheer quantity is itself a crisis as well: a crisis of crises. The prospect of multiple exponential changes combining reminds me of that.
You know what part I want to play in this? The one described here: The unsung massive 10 year disruptor: Automation of knowledge work