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"There's also a series of secondary forces being unleashed by these converging exponential For example communications on. That's right. We're moving into an era of ubiquitous network five. G. Satellite Constellations loon etc bringing us to a world of communication abundance that means four billion new minds about to join the global conversation. Anything that speeds up the rate of innovation speeds up the rate of technology so that four billion new minds driving that forward to this bunch six more second can six more second forces that are driving this forward and then part two of the book we look at the eleven biggest industries in the world. And where are they going over the next ten years and what people can expect and I don't know if this is different than the other books on I think it is. Most of the other books are a little fearful. The future. Our goal is the exact opposite Argos. You're very positively and compare them into that. We are very positive An both in our outlook. And we we really want to empower people right like the futures coming. It's incredibly fast. For legacy organizations established businesses. They're gonNA have a really hard time keeping up. They don't know what's coming so this book is a guidebook for that all right. Let's talk about that. A little bit concept I mean the Clay Christensen. Just died who set off in ninety seven. I remember that being groundbreaking any wrote innovators dilemma. Anyone onto right a lot of books in his last one. Oddly interestingly enough not oddly enough was how to measure your life I think that was his left Which he took all his concepts and put them to the idea of living and of course he had a stroke and had cancer and and died of cancer is very young sixty seven when he died last week I wrote a column in The Times about on this because he was a real precursor and he had a positive viewpoint towards disruptive technologies and I talked about the concept of his concepts words. Smart ones in terms of thinking about How you move into the. He was predicting what would later. Come with Google or UBER or Netflix. Or whatever but one of the things was it was sorta gentler and positive idea of the future. When in fact disruptive innovation became destructive innovation like that without consequence so talk a little bit about you know the concept of we are at a new nexus of a change. You do feel with all these different technologies. You're these are very serious and world changing technology compared to APPs anything else that's come before it even though mobile is obviously one of again what drives me drives us in this book is to create a hopeful compelling and abundant vision of the future if people don't have a hopeful vision of the future of they're not compelled by what's coming we end up in a period of fear and scarcity and it's a very bad place to lead from or to be you know living from and the future is one in which we're more empowered than ever before to solve problems and I think that's a really important vision that instead of complaining about problems. Everyone listening here has the power. What I mean by that is more capital than ever before we talk about capital budgets. There's more access to knowledge even wisdom to some degree on Google. By do there is. There is access to more computational power than ever before you can spin up thousand processor of course on. Aws You can access any expertise in the world. We're connected globally. Soon at eight billion minds at gigabit connection speeds not like coming on on. Aol Abroad and this is empowerment and the goal here is to say listen. Stop complaining about problems. Here's the tools you have go and solve the problems feel empowered by this and also. Here's where these industries are going. The winner in all of these at the end of the day are the consumer would only mean. I've spent a lot of my life in healthcare medical doctor by training not by practice. I've started you know. Four or five companies in the longevity space. I Invest Heavily through my venture fund in that area today. It isn't healthcare. It's sick care right. It isn't health insurance. It's sick insurance. The system takes care of you. After you're sick you get paid after your sick. It's not life insurance death insurance you your after you die. Imagine flipping all that and you know this you get into a positive more positive version. We're going to get into that when we get back because I do want to talk about this because I do think the proclivity is silicon. Valley is to immediately the minute you say just a second to say you're a negative person and I. I suspect I represent that to a lot of people. I'm still valley but when we get back around and talk about that because I do think Optimism my first call at the time. This year was about the optimistic ideas. That should go forward. But I don't want to ignore what's happened At the same time. So we're here. It was Stephen Collar. And Peter Diamantes. Their new book is called the future faster than you think how. Converging technologies are transferring business industries and our lives. We're GONNA take a quick break now.."