Listening to Ray Kurzweil at the AC2005 conference over a week ago was reminding me about the power of accelerating change. If you follow his argument the pace of change is not linear, it is itself accelerating. In the coming decade the rate of change will be about 10 times greater than it was in the last 10 years. Weren't they quite breathtaking already?
Change especially rapid change brings a great deal of uncertainty with it and we humans don't like uncertainty. We often rather stay put even if we are in misery, at least it is a known misery.
We already have a tough time to keep up with what is going on right now and right here. How on (this) earth are we going to cope with even more even accelerating change?
All that change and uncertainty is leading to growing anxiety. Sanjay Khanna will make the case at the next Future Salon that a new Age of Anxiety is upon us. We will discuss ways to cope with it and how to see change as a chance for a better future for all of us.