IronOrbit Podcast

Ready or Not, We're in the Age of Acceleration

February 04, 2020 IronOrbit
IronOrbit Podcast
Ready or Not, We're in the Age of Acceleration
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IronOrbit Podcast
Ready or Not, We're in the Age of Acceleration
Feb 04, 2020
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Gordon E. Moore was the co-founder of Intel. He was a visionary. In 1965 he observed that technological advances were happening at an accelerating rate.

Moote's Law says that transistors on a microchip doubles every 2 years while the cost of computers gets lower. It's an observation that has proved to be accurate. 

Giant leaps in computing power over the past 13 years are accelerating changes in the workplace, politics, ethics, our communities, and even our homes. It has been 13 years since the release of the iPhone. During that same year of 2007, advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking came together to form cloud computing technology.  

Advancing technologies are changing society and businesses in ways we can't fully understand. Just as information technology and communications are rapidly changing so are the rules and agreements for ethical conduct and establishing protocols. It's as though the floor has fallen out beneath our feet as we struggle to write the new social contract. Probably the most important question for all of us is, "Can we keep up?" Whatever your answer is to that question, one thing is for certain. The age of acceleration is upon us. We have to reckon with it as best we can.

Show Notes

Gordon E. Moore was the co-founder of Intel. He was a visionary. In 1965 he observed that technological advances were happening at an accelerating rate.

Moote's Law says that transistors on a microchip doubles every 2 years while the cost of computers gets lower. It's an observation that has proved to be accurate. 

Giant leaps in computing power over the past 13 years are accelerating changes in the workplace, politics, ethics, our communities, and even our homes. It has been 13 years since the release of the iPhone. During that same year of 2007, advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking came together to form cloud computing technology.  

Advancing technologies are changing society and businesses in ways we can't fully understand. Just as information technology and communications are rapidly changing so are the rules and agreements for ethical conduct and establishing protocols. It's as though the floor has fallen out beneath our feet as we struggle to write the new social contract. Probably the most important question for all of us is, "Can we keep up?" Whatever your answer is to that question, one thing is for certain. The age of acceleration is upon us. We have to reckon with it as best we can.