The future is just waiting to be built

Last fall I started getting a strong vibe that 2020 would be a transformative year. It is not disappointing. So many seeds planted over the previous decades are now sprouting. Some, like coronavirus, are quick-growing weeds that must be immediately and uncompromisingly dealt with. Others have grown slowly, and are only just beginning to break the surface; it’s hard to tell what fruit they’ll bear but, weed or wheat, their emergence shows us what we have to work with.

Marc Andreesen summarized one of these seeds by saying: “It’s Time to Build.” This raises some basic questions: what have we been doing and what should we stop doing so that we can start building? What should we build? And, why is now the time?

Continue reading “The future is just waiting to be built”