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Surviving the Techstorm by Nicklas Bergman

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CHARACTERISTICSOF A PARADIGMSHIFT

In times of a maturing GPT, which is the case for IT today, and a rapidly growing successor (nanoscience) a number of traits can be identified. What is interesting here is that this has also been true in earlier shifts between GPTs, for example when steam power was succeeded by electricity and the factory system as enabling technologies.

Looking back and analyzing earlier paradigm shifts, a number of interesting patterns emerge as signs of these changing times:

• An unusual expansion in the number of innovations and technological changes. It seems as if one invention leads to another, and that there are local, regional and national effects working together to form a positive environment for innovation and technological ...

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