I recently watched another TED talk that opened my eyes a bit more and got me thinking.  The talk was entitled “Abundance is our future”, and discussed the age of humanity that we’re in where there is an abundance of technology, information, and innovation.  In TED words:

Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism — that we’ll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. “I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down.”

One of the most interesting things of the talk was the growth of the world.  We are growing fast, but just wait until the internet reaches all the people of the developing countries.  There are a lot of unheard voices there.  Surely there is someone similar to Einstein who is yet to have his/her voice heard because he/she hasn’t had the chance.  Today/now/this decade is this big transition.  According to the talk, there will be 3 billion more people using the internet by 2020 than there is now.  This is huge.

There are simply opportunities everywhere, and life is not the same as it was just 20 years ago.  Things that seemed normal or good aren’t necessarily the best or normal anymore.  Things are so readily available and everyone is so much more connected in new ways that things are different.  People can learn much faster today because of the ease of search and the power or technology and computing. Intuition only tells us only so much, but with so much going on, computer analysis gives us a new intuition to look at.  Watch the above 16 minute video, you’ll enjoy it.