Azhar identifies computing and artificial intelligence , renewable electricity and energy storage, biotech and manufacturing such as 3D printing as the areas in which innovations are developing at an exponential rate: “new technologies are being invented and scaled at an ever faster pace, all while decreasing rapidly in price”. The problem is that, while technological change is accelerating rapidly, our society is evolving at a more gradual, incremental pace. As a result, a divide is opening...

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