Mark Pesce-The Next 100 Biillion Seconds

In 1965, Douglas Englebert demo’s a system that drove the future of IT. His vision was that the purpose was to build tools that made people smarter. Fast forward today and we have coconut harvesters in developing nations such as Kerala India that use mobile phones to schedule work and sell coconuts skipping the previous middleman and changing the model for future commerce. The power of IT is to Connect, Share,Learn, Do. This model can empower the underdog who may have less power but can outsmart their competition through shared knowledge. To underscore this he used a recent event where students protesting used a mobile app to share locations of the police force to allude them. To learn more, check out his book The Next Billion Seconds.