Embrace change, the future is difficult to predict anyway


Future is difficult to predict for people, often there is a large amount of work done and suddenly the mass finds out how great a solution is. When I speak to succesful entrepreneurs the general answer always is, we worked on this already for many years. And that makes sense. I believe highly in the speed of new media technology and also that there can be great ‘hits’ like flappy bird, gangnam style, whatsapp and many more….but if you ask the people behind it, they were working on new ideas and concepts for many years. I am glad we go much faster these days, for me the speed of innovation may be a lot faster, because there is so much space to improve ourselves. And thats where innovation starts, where can we improve ourselves. For example a car on fuel is pretty old fashioned, but our community and economical business behind it, prevents that innovation. This is actually what makes us like ‘disruptive’ technologies. We are in need to break old patterns and open new paths to create better sustainable solutions. This is why I always ask myself why does a vacuum cleaner make noise or why has a car still wheels…..and than I usually get carried away why flying takes so long and travel to the moon might change this instantly. Back on earth I get back to the basics and realise there is a giant gap between solutions and technology that is already available and the consumer and economical chain which slow us down. My first encounter with mobile payments was in 1992, when they already showed a payment with mobile phone to buy a Coca Cola from a vending machine by texting a number. I really was thinking this is the future…..now in 2014 it is still not the number 1 accepted payment method. It is literally scary that consumers and economical powers dislike change, because this can bring us much further….so the economical powers might be difficult to influence, but if we all start embracing change must faster like a song as gangnam style the whole world will be looking to a bright new future. Instead of awaiting change lets embrace it and while I am around, I just might experience the speed of time travel, although I am happy I aim for the stars…..so I can at least hit the moon.

2 thoughts on “Embrace change, the future is difficult to predict anyway

  1. Don Truex says:

    The more heavily some are invested in the current way, the higher some feels, that they have climbed, the more they seem to fear a new way. At first I thought that this was because they feared their ability to change course, to learn this new thing. But there is more to it than that. Not all of those who rise have this attitude. So as I began to look more it seemed that those who feared change were those whose journey had been one to gain advantage over others. Their climb was to a precipice on a trail that they had mined to preserve their advantage, no wonder they fear the trail. Those who climb and smooth the trail to bring others to this new plateau do not fear change, creative thought, or innovation. They aim not for a precipice only for themselves, but to a new plateau on a journey to be shared. There is no fear for them to return to the valley to search for new trails that others can follow. My daughter at nine when I presented the riddle of whether the glass was half full or half empty answered without hesitation. That is simple she said, “The glass is half full when you are pouring into it, and half empty when you are drinking out of it.” Let us tend the trail as we climb. The race is not over until the last person crosses the finish line.

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