Welcome to the future. There’s a lot of talk about “change” these days—isn’t there? But this time—this wave of change—is like never before. It’s a time when all of the domains of civilization are changing at the same time, from technology to politics to economics.
It's a turbo-charged period of change we call “compressional acceleration”—a pace of technological change that makes the last 10 years feel like the equivalent of the previous 100. Thus, it makes a single lifetime feel like an 800 year journey through time.
We’d get to meet King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette plus witness the inventions of the year 2,500—all before we find our mortal shells six feet under.
What to do?
We can think more about how we think. Ironically, it's not about technology. Rather, it's about what technology has done to and is doing to us, and how we cope with and leverage it.
It's about our mindset. Industrial era operational mindsets no longer cut it. It’s a time to be smarter, more flexible and mobile. It’s a time for creativity, ideas, creation and innovation.
It's a good time to be... well, a bit of a Screwball.
- Screwballs are good
- The screwball pitch changed the game of baseball
- Screwball comedies in the 1930′s effectively addressed social issues, and helped us navigate the emotions of the Great Depression
- Screwballs are eccentric, eclectic and multi-talented
- Screwballism should be spread
- The world needs Screwball-ness
Who are some of the thinkers thinking about thinking different about the future?
Here are a few:
SmartSimpleMobile—A new way of being
ScrewBall Universe City—A virtual place to do it
Craig Arthur James
Sue "Sea" James