We will be placed near the end of the first generation of “inventors,” at the start of the second generation of “developers.”
We’re only about thirty years since the introduction of the PC, about twenty years after the start of the mass-market Internet, and about fifteen years after the take-up of cell phones. We’re just getting through the first decade of GPS location, smart phones, social networking, mobile applications, two-way mobile media, and much more that we think is so advanced.
Our digital version of the printed book is still being figured out. As we keep inventing, our innovations show we’re the equivalents of the first print shops.
With millions of new apps, we’re spinning outward in multiple disconnected spirals. There’s invention everywhere, without a “finished book” in sight.
We’re turning into the Developers. We may think we’re already there, but we’re still opening new doors. We’re just adding 3D printing, and don’t even know all the kinds of digital printing presses there are.
The next step — and the next generation — will be the Finishers, our children who will take our millions of inventions and transform them from puzzle pieces into a picture that connects and works together.
Our children and grandchildren will make tomorrow’s world continuous, connected and whole. We’ll look primitive and obsolete as they turn our ox carts into rocket ships.
They’ll transform our thousands of separate on/off connections into a continuous digital world that recognizes us, follows each of us and serves all of us.
They’ll write more than a digital book. They will build a Digital Earth, and bring it into view for the first time.
So where are we today, and how far can we go now?
According to history, we won’t live to see or enjoy the digital world we’ve started.
Based on the history of the book, we’re still closer to the beginning than the end. We Gutenbergs will be dead and buried before we know what a Digital Earth will be.
The ‘Finishers’ will be our children. It will take about 20 to 50 years more before they will have a Digital Earth assembled and working.
But today there is another way forward, so we can accelerate and become the ‘Finishers’ generation in the timeline.
Years of private technology creation have been done to leap ahead to tomorrow’s finished world: The Expandiverse. There’s now new technology to build tomorrow’s Digital Earth today.
Where is our Digital Revolution going? When will we arrive?
If we use this fourth dimension architecture and time travel into tomorrow’s more powerful world, we can see our future, decide the parts we want and accelerate them into today.
When we know the Expandiverse destination and how to build it, we need only an irresistible reason to leap ahead.
Do you know what that is?
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