Making sense of crazy times #4

© ThomasVogel 2014

Making sense of the massive technological, economic and societal changes already well underway is not easy. We are increasingly living and working remotely — by choice or by force — as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (the digital economy) proceeds full-steam ahead. At a personal level, perhaps we are grateful to no longer have to do the daily grinding commute, to have more time with our loved ones, to work (also long hours) from the comfort of our own home. Maybe our experience is quite different, as we like a nomadic, global life where we are constantly meeting new people and opportunities face to face. Whatever our personal experience and feelings, it is clearly a profound shift in how we organise and interact as a society. There are also many serious elements to consider.

Jaron Lanier, the computer scientists and one of the principal founders of virtual reality, shares his deep insider knowledge of the digital world in this video. He describes at length what the digital economy is designed for, how it operates and the impacts it will have on billions of us.

What strikes you from this video? What do you agree with or not? Why? How are you connecting the dots between the information we have shared so far in this series on sense-making? What else pops up for you? Is this a world you want your children to live in?

Thanks for watching. More soon!

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I work with senior leaders to expand their sense-making, leverage collective intelligence and creativity to respond successfully to rapidly changing conditions

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