It’s hard to ignore the fact that our ability to cram more and more transistors onto a microchip — Moore’s Law — is showing signs of slowing down. So much so, that tech giants are designing custom chips so they don’t have to wait for the next generation of silicon chips to run ever more powerful AI algorithms. Not to mention the growing urgency of climate change and the exponential growth of the trillion-dollar ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) movement which will likely accelerate demand for faster, cheaper more energy efficient processors.
All of which indicates that we could be on the brink of what innovation expert Greg Satell calls the post-digital age. In other words, perhaps it’s time to rethink how we compete, collaborate, and bring new products to market. But more than that, argues Satell, perhaps it’s time to make wider, deeper connections between talent, technology, and information rather than just moving fast and breaking things.