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Digital Sense by Brian Solis, Chris J. Snook, Travis Wright

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Figure depicting a word cloud with few words, for example, thought, mind, people, and so on represented in bold, and other words are presented in the lower fonts.

5Mind over Organizational Matter

imgDrop the negative vibe

and draw a hard line

No fear, no doubt

I'm in control of my mind

Stand behind me

‘Cause I was born to lead

My truth is your dare

Cause today I'm a playerimg

—Playa's Anthem (Orpheus Hanley Soundstation Records 2009)

“By wrapping the world in seamless and digital connectivity we move closer to a world of interdependent economic peace and prosperity. Connectivity is destiny. Functional geography over Political geography.”

—Parag Khanna in his book Connectography

We know that by now a digital sense sounds like something out of Elon Musk's next brilliant bag of science-fiction-turned-reality tricks. For those of us under the age of 65, in our lifetime there probably will be a true digital sense—sixth sense—layer of consciousness available to allow human beings to keep pace with our technological and AI inventions. Many futurists, from Ray Kurzweil to Gerd Leonhard, have predicted the singularity will occur as early as 2023.

At the 2016 RE/CODE conference,1 Musk even hinted that he believed a digital layer embedded into our consciousness would be a good idea for humanity, as a means to augment our painfully slow evolutionary biology, ...

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