Recently, the World Economic Forum assembled a group global experts to discuss which countries where best positioned to take advantage of the IT Revolution. It appears that no one took the time to ask if the IT Revolution continues or have the advances been baked into the cake.
Twenty years ago, all anyone could talk about was the Internet Revolution. Perhaps twenty years before that there was talk about the coming IT Revolution. To put not too fine a point on things, twenty years ago everyone was more concerned about the “millennium bug” than talk about the “IT Revolution.”
Furthermore, it’s hard to talk about the current IT revolution when there is an ongoing debate about whether Windows 10 will save the Personal Computer. For new makerspace operators in America, a better discussion would be about the best way to stay competitive on the Internet of things.
Competing for supremacy on a Internet of things will require empowering a larger creative class. This will mean more makerspace development and a commitment to micro-entrepreneurship. The Japanese taught the world to value miniaturization. Makerspace Development will teach it to truly value creatives.
In a past life, I wrote that someday the Internet would be something you no longer got on and off. It would simply be something that exists all around you. It’s been almost a decade since the introduction of the iPhone and even longer since Nextel introduced push-to-talk.
The world has gone mobile and a lot very serious people are still thinking tethered desktops. This even extends to some very visionary makerspace operators. The IT Revolution may be over however the sweet after taste continues to linger.
Tags: IT Revolution, Windows 10, mobile, visionary