How Exponential Technologies Will Disrupt the World

by Jörgen Eriksson on April 10, 2015

Peter H. DiamandisAt the World Economic Forum in January this year, Peter H. Diamandis gave the interesting speech below. He is the founder of the Singularity University, a response to the need for continuous, lifelong learning among professionals in today’s working world.

He is also the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think. In the book, Diamandis argues, we could be at the threshold of a future where nine billion people have access to clean water, food, energy, health care, education, and everything else that is necessary for a first world standard of living, thanks to technological innovation. But only if we manage the opportunity well.

In the speech at the WEF, Diamandis talks about the current pace of change, the opportunities and challenge of todays hyper competitive world, and he says we should beware the Kodak moment. We all need to wake up to the potential threats and opportunities of disruptive technologies.

According to Diamandis, influence on the direction of change is not limited to the elite, it is open to anyone who cares and has a passion and understanding of the opportunities of new, converging exponentially developing technologies.

How exponential technologies will disrupt the world

About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail, connect on LinkedIn onörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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