What does it mean to be on the right side of the future?

It’s an unnamedexcellent future-related question and I don’t claim to possess the complete answer but I do know that it begins with understanding exponential growth.

The chart to the right explains. In the beginning, exponential growth can almost appear linear but as it scales and moves towards the “knee of the curve” the growth shifts from a linear appearance to almost vertical growth.

Those who believe that tomorrow’s change will be gradual are likely to find themselves on the wrong side of the future. Those who are aware of accelerating change can–and will–prepare for it.

Interested in understanding exponential growth from a couple of other perspectives? Check out these older posts:

The Lesson of the Lilly Pad

Do You Believe in the Tooth Fairy?