I have been following Seth for a while now. I read one of his books and my RSS is full of his posts. Seth likes to talk about change. Change that is happening around us, affecting us immediately and fast. Seth talks about change a lot like many people do; however when he named this change a revolution, an end to an era and a start to a new one, it all became clearer to me.
Yes. Just like everything else, industrial era is soon to come to an end. Or, maybe, it did already. The problem is the realization, the awareness, embracing the change and act accordingly.
For a start, I will define a few things industrial revolution brought into our lives. Then, making a thought experiment, we will see how they are fading away.
- Output/Input was called efficiency. Decreasing input and increasing output was called profit.
- Product development was about manufacturing. Innovation meant cheaper and faster production.
- Management meant creating instructions for everyone to follow.