Innovation Toward a Better Quality Life

Thursday 24th March 2016

Consider this: In his 1982 book Critical Path, futurist and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller introduced the “Knowledge Doubling Curve.” He noticed that until 1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every century and by the end of World War II knowledge was doubling every 25 years. When Fuller delivered his work there was no World Wide Web, iPhone or iWatch. In a 2006 report issued by IBM, they projected that by 2010, the world’s information base would double in size every 11 hours.

As leaders we must ask ourselves, with the pace of technology and information growing exponentially, have we considered the implications for humanity? And if knowledge has doubled every 11 hours, will our sense of responsibility keep up?

Read more on the The Huffington Post