The Age of Networked Intelligence
Living in the world everyday perhaps you don’t notice change. Change where the future is discontinuous is easy to recognize – as in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade buildings. When change happens slowly you may not recognize it. If you don’t recognize it, perhaps, you won’t be able to take advantage of new opportunities.
If you take 20 years as the increment of time representing one generation then there are about 4 generations of individuals living at any time.
Each of these generations seem to live in their own time and their own generation. How often do the generations cross boundaries? It seems a missed opportunity for society in general that later generations (surely productive and some at the peak of their careers) do not recognize the opportunity that the 20-something generation has created and how these innovations can be applied to nearly every aspect of the world we live in.
Perhaps the sum of all the small changes, not recognized since they are small and not disruptive, when added together truly are a revolution.
Check out this TED talk by Don Tapscott to see what the future might look like. Don Tapscott is from a later generation but he certainly can see the opportunity the millennial generation has given to all generations now living.