- · In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they became bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will happen to a lot of industries in the next 10 years - and most people don't see it coming.
- · In 1998, did you think that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper again? Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore's law. So, as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a long time, before it became way superior and got mainstream in only a few short years.
- It will now happen with artificial intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.
- Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution--Welcome to the Exponential Age. --Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.
With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water. Desalination now only needs 2 kWh per cubic meter. We don't have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water. Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he/she wants, for nearly no cost.