Issue 174 - 02 | Navigating the Ninja Future

By Gary Shapiro
Published March 22, 2019 10:00 a.m.
“We are entering a new era of innovation. The pace of change is accelerating. More fundamental human problems will be solved in the next two decades than have been solved in the last two centuries.

Self-driving vehicles will dramatically reduce the more than one million driving-related fatalities around the world each year. Diseases will be cured and treated by focused ultrasound and gene-specific treatments. Food production and clean water supplies to sustain the world’s growing population will improve. We will reduce our reliance on limited energy resources such as coal and oil. We will outsource dangerous and tedious work to robots.

These innovations will bring with them tremendous changes—and tremendous challenges. And in the midst of this change, stability seems sensible—but sameness is not a winning strategy. In our fast-moving economy, businesses and governments that stick with what’s worked in the past will be left in the past.”

About Gary Shapiro | Gary Shapiro is the president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, the U.S. trade association that represents more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, and owns and produces the annual International CES, the most important innovation-oriented trade show in the world. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses and The Comeback: How Innovation Will Restore the American Dream. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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