Could it be possible that the knowledge we need will find us? No longer would we have to stop, search and grasp to figure out what we need right now. When the right information comes to us we can be more productive, successful human beings.
If the network could help everyone succeed more of the time, could we live in a world of winners, where universal success is the the way our world works?
Could it be possible that the knowledge we need will find us? No longer would most people go through most of their lives without knowing. If information comes to us as part of daily living, we could all become more productive, successful human beings.
Formal education would no longer be a gatekeeper. Everyone could be a “know it all,” regardless of their education level.
Imagine the possibilities of having the brains of Albert Einstein, the talents of Tom Cruise and the creativity of Madonna find you, show you, guide you.
If the network could help everyone succeed all the time, could we live in a world of winners, where universal success is the the way our world works?
The Pyramid of Scarcity: Eternal or obsolete?
Until now, we have lived in a physical world, locked down and held back by its biggest limit: Scarcity.
Knowledge and information was transferred from one person to another, parent to child, trial and error. We evolved a traditional style of classroom instruction and educational institutions: Teaching, testing, grading, passing, failing.
More recently television added observation and the Internet added webinars and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). These still rely on recognition, memory and application.
Even with Search we have to stop, find what we need and figure out how to use it effectively. At best progress is only a bit faster, while mediocrity is still the most frequent result.
Most people don’t succeed upward. Only a few rise all the way to the top. Once there they want to keep their advantages and pass them to their children, so they amass power to stay up there.
The physical world has always been this way, and continues even though an early Internet surrounds us. The physical world’s scarcities and limits created our pyramids of wealth, power and control. Look everywhere in today’s physical world. Its pyramids are everywhere. Nearly every organization’s and society’s local beliefs, culture and rules perpetuate them.
But with a new digital world along side our physical world everyone would automatically get what they need to know to succeed. Technology could eliminate many kinds of scarcity while multiplying the performance of people, giving everyone the chance to leap over their limits and rise in new ways.
Sure, many wouldn’t make the effort or rise only part way, but many would ascend. How much more could we produce personally and together if the network helps everyone become more successful and effective? More earnings, more spending and larger markets, generating more profits for companies and the economy.
Image credits: The first graphic is credited to Shutterstock. The second graphic is copyright Dan Abelow.