Ramez Naam: Infinite Resources To Shape The Future

Ramez Naam: Infinite Resources To Shape The Future

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Science fiction has been “terrible” at making predictions, according to the author and futurist Ramez Naam. It missed the advent of the drone and it fails to see how tech-nology becomes cheaper and decentralised. Experts often exhibit “status-quo bias” and so they underestimate growth. Technologies, such as self-driving vehicles, electric vehicles and solar power, are now spreading exponentially – much faster than people anticipated – as their costs plummet. To become “exponential nations”, countries should, Naam said, foster “bottoms-up innovation”, rather than top down, allow people the freedom to fail, have light-touch regulation that allows innovators the space to try things out, and ensure the required data infrastructure is in place. Science fiction has been “terrible” at making predictions, according to the author and futurist Ramez Naam. It missed the advent of the drone, and it fails to see how technology becomes cheaper and decentralized. Experts often exhibit “status-quo bias,” and so they underestimate growth. Technologies, such as self-driving vehicles, electric vehicles, and solar power, are now spreading exponentially – much faster than people anticipated – as their costs plummet. To become “exponential nations,” countries should Naam said, foster “bottoms-up innovation,” rather than top-down, allow people the freedom to fail, have light-touch regulation that allows innovators the space to try things out, and ensure the required data infrastructure is in place. Innovation reduces the need for natural resources by multiplying the value that can be gained from any quantity of that resource. Indeed innovation can be thought of as the one natural resource that we can only ever have more of. يقلل الابتكار من الحاجة إلى الموارد الطبيعية عن طريق مضاعفة القيمة التي يمكن اكتسابها من أي كمية من هذا المورد. في الواقع، يمكن اعتبار الابتكار موردًا طبيعيًا واحدًا لا يمكن أن نحصل عليه أكثر من أي وقت مضى. #القمة_العالمية_للحكومات

Former Microsoft Executive and Energy Co-Chair at Singularity University

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Ramez Naam is a former Microsoft executive, entrepreneur, inventor, and the Energy Co-Chair at Singularity University. Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams working on artificial intelligence, big data, and internet search. His software has touched the lives of more than a billion people. He holds more than 20 patents—including several as co-inventor with Bill Gates. Dynamic and personable, Naam speaks around the world, captivating audiences as he illustrates “what disruption looks like” and shares the eight strategies incumbents should draw on to keep the pace of change.