The purpose of today’s book is twofold. First, to overthrow this myth that we are “living a period of change.” The entire history of civilization is all about change—and, more than that, about technological change. This is what defines us as a species, this is what propels us forward. Change is coming faster and faster, that’s for sure—and it will likely accelerate even more. And second, to highlight and explain not only the benefits but also the risks that a tech-driven lifestyle throws at us. What is remarkable about the current technological changes we are experiencing is that they are sitting at the intersection of a set of extraordinary advances: faster microprocessors, cheaper digital storage, ubiquitous access to information, efficient algorithms, and an increasingly better understanding of the laws of nature. These ingredients, decades in the making, are some of the key enablers of the Deep Tech Revolution. Deep Tech is where science meets technology, where PhDs and subject matter experts are able to apply their knowledge and transform it from intellectual achievements and academic papers into systems, devices, prototypes, products, and methodologies. Deep tech companies are the ones effectively building the future of the world economy, one technology at a time: robotics, biotech, nanotech, artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles, energy, aerospace, agritech – the list goes on and on.
The future is already here. We’re living in it. It’s all around us—a present future—and in this book we’ll take a journey to discover just what that means.
It is a pleasure to welcome the author of “Present Future: Business, Science, and the Deep Tech Revolution” Guy Perelmuter, welcome to the show.
Find out more about Guy: https://presentfuturebook.com