Introduction

EMBRACING THE CHAOS OF LIFE, WORK, AND MARKETS

by David Weinberger

The articles in this collection look forward from where we are. Grounded in current realities, they point to technologies that business leaders and managers need to be considering now to see how they might be useful, threatening, or perhaps transformative.

But imagine instead that we are looking backward at today from some distant-future vantage point. In this light, these articles also reveal to us how we’re thinking about technology these days.

The most obvious point is that when businesses think about technology today, they’re usually thinking about digital, connected technology first—AI, blockchain, 5G, connected products—and not about, say, the remarkable ...

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