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Becoming Comfortable With Radical Uncertainty

Buckle up folks because technological changes are starting to pick up steam, and how this all plays out is anyone’s guess – and that’s the perspective from the experts. It’s hard to wrap your brain around the concept of exponential growth, but that is exactly how things are playing out.

See, it is perfectly understandable that most humans think in terms of linear growth, because that’s intuitive and seemed to be how civilization was progressing. The problem is, that’s not was happening at all. It’s just that the initial growth curve seemed linear because it was, by definition, happening slowly for the first few hundred thousand years or so of human history. Well, it’s not happening slowly anymore – we are about to hit the knee of the slope where things will begin to change faster and faster. It will seem a little confusing (it already is) at first, but because we are incredibly adaptive creatures, we will attempt to adjust or we will simply be washed along with the unrelenting tide of technological changes until we know longer understand what’s happening.

Whatever is coming is inevitable. We are either about to rapidly evolve into something completely new, or we will become just another failed species.

It’s going to be quite a show.