AnthroTechtonics: Economic growth will take off when everyone improves all the time

A fully digital planet will expand economic growth as we transform how we live, earn, spend, learn, solve problems and be entertained.

Picture a real-time Digital Earth that includes measuring personal success, with “best next steps” and resources delivered for personal gaps through optional Active Knowledge. We can each become great individually, and together we can become immensely capable. In an Expandiverse everyone who wants can grow and rise to greatness, so greatness will become normal.



In 2025 we are a world where everyone can improve all the time, regardless of their education level
If we could all reach for greatness today and every day, we would live in a different kind of world,

We all have different goals, but what if it became normal for most human beings to become quite good at many things? One result of Digital Boundaries is we can use focused Shared Spaces to focus on a goal, enjoy continuous connections to the world’s best resources in that area, and have Active Knowledge (AK) immediately show us the best ways to do the steps and tasks to reach that goal.

Wouldn’t more people choose to be successful?

After all, when each new type of performance is delivered and measured as a normal part of doing, what kind of world would it be if far more people actually succeeded at what they set out to do?

And what kind of world would it be if far more people took action to leap ahead quickly as they see others like them advance and prosper.

Well, our world might become one with huge, desired surges forward as people and businesses reach for what they want — creating new prosperity conditions as they expand activities, consumption and market sizes.


In 2025 we are a world where everyone can improve all the time, regardless of their education level

An “AnthroTechtonic” world: Everyone is in control

“AnthroTechtonic” is a new name for a world that can surge forward repeatedly. This new word is a portmanteau of “anthro” for people, “tech” for new technology that accelerates human success, and “tectonic” for the impact, magnitude and speed of large numbers of people who achieve much more. It’s a digital society’s equivalent of plate tectonics’ earthquakes, volcanoes and mountain ranges.

As we become an AnthroTechtonic society three hidden truths will grow visible:

1. We can each become effective and great beyond anything we have yet imagined.

2. Together we are immensely capable.

3. Today’s greatness can become tomorrow’s new standard.

Glimpses of our coming AnthroTechtonic world surround us. Large numbers of people have used online connections to swarm into new options starting with the Internet. Some of these examples include search, e-commerce, free Skype calls, blogging, maps with GPS directions, Instagram, Twitter, Cloud services, global ecosystems from Google/Apple/Facebook/Amazon, and more.

What’s next? Some new possibilities are in Expandiverse Technology:

  • New continuous devices will follow you, serve you and respond to you… rather than the other way around.
  • As you use your continuous devices, Active Knowledge will find you so you can succeed in many more tasks.
  • E-commerce is embedded in Active Knowledge, so you will see your gap from the “best” and can switch immediately to what’s better, or even to what’s best.
  • Easy switches could include buying, renting, subscribing, free trials, free use, or other options.
  • One possible switch could be to use any part of the whole digital world as your personal resource, with Active Knowledge guidance, to reach a high level of achievement rapidly.
  • By using your continuous screens to do and to live, a powerful and capable world will support you as part of everyday life, to improve your future faster and farther than what we can imagine today.
  • By being connected to tomorrow’s networks, the same could be true for everyone, perhaps even billions around the world.


New ways to create and expand markets, and stimulate economic growth for everyone

Suppose we could all improve our abilities and lives faster and farther than what we can imagine today. What would you do with new abilities at your fingertips? Are you ready to dream again? Are you ready to live in a world where your — and everyone’s — dreams could come true?

Imagine a new app that continuously monitors your health from the smart phone you have with you throughout your day. Imagine it connected to back-end services that can provide you optional tips as you live your life — you turn its different kinds of tips on or off as you want them, and you use its guidance or not as you decide. At any moment you can glance at your personal dashboard and see how close you are to good health, your unique options, and the steps that you take (or not) to stay healthy. Your personal health is no longer an abstract goal. It’s goals you set, steps you take and gaps you see, understand and control. You are the one who sets your personal goals, and receives the guidance you want so you can do what you decide, as you go through your day.

A world this dynamic, this self-driven, would surely become better and more enlightened, as well as fun and entertaining, when everyone could set personal goals and become what they choose. Many would enjoy wider options, a swifter pace and more progress — in both adventures and achievements.

Once we reach this kind of future how quickly might new changes develop and happen? How quickly might different kinds of people decide to start many kinds of new advances? Would 5,000 or 50,000 people get excited about an advance and trigger a new goal, then maybe 50 million or 500 million people reach it? Could we flip societies’ pyramids and start enjoying more winners than losers, in the ways we each define winning? How might that affect the ways and amounts we consume and how executives run their businesses?

For one thing it would mean the personal, most valuable part of the retail channel would turn invisible and shift inside each of our devices and tasks, to the point of Active Knowledge use. If doing leads to AK deliveries of our best choices, the bu/ying surges we activate in these leaps ahead may drive soaring revenues and market share shifts for the companies that connect with us and support our individual choices. Streams of individually chosen advances will then lead industries and perhaps societies, not just companies.


In 2025 we are a world where everyone can improve all the time, regardless of their education level
For another thing it suggests AnthroTechtonic societies whose people could advance rapidly in the many ways they choose, with a new platform for both individual and combined human advances that might surpass anything we’ve enjoyed so far. Instead of a top-down world, it’s the worlds each of us wants.

Once your Active Knowledge gets to know you, your possibilities can be endless — but more importantly, actually attainable. Isn’t this the ideal of what education is trying to teach today, from pre-K through Stanford and Harvard? An AnthroTechtonic society reaches everyone and enables them to think about what they want, take action, pursue goals and take the steps they want toward their life’s dreams.

All the time. Everywhere. By billions of people. Whose individual choices will drive an AnthroTechtonic world.


Image credit: The first graphic is credited to Shutterstock. The second graphic is copyright Dan Abelow.