Peter and Dan explore the benefits of cultivating an “Exponential Mindset,” an understanding that computation and derivative technologies (AI, VR, 3D Printing, etc.) are growing exponentially. Thirty doublings drive a billion-fold improvement that the human (linear) brain finds difficult to grasp.
In this episode:
- Peter discusses how humans evolved to be linear thinkers, yet the power of our technology has long been doubling every 18 months. And the power of exponential doublings can be extraordinarily hard to wrap our heads around: 10 doublings = ~1,000x growth… 20 doublings = ~1,000,000x growth… 30 doublings = ~1,000,000,000x growth.
- Dan covers the history of the steam engine, examining how this specific innovation saw an exponential boom in global mobility.
- Peter outlines how exponential technologies are converging, disrupting, and transforming business models and industries, enabling even small teams to compete successfully with large corporations.