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Navigating the Future

Navigating the Future

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: CMI Distinguished Lecture Series. While he won't provide a definitive answer about Boeing's plans to manufacture a 787 airliner, Phil Condit does make some stark predictions about the future. The current information revolution finds its historic analogy in the industrial revolution, Condit says, which was extremely disruptive, transforming agrarian societies into urban ones--forcing people to find new ways of surviving, or perish. Flash forward to the U.S. today, with its 10 trillion dollar economy. About half of our gross domestic product is defined by transformational activities, such as making airplanes or hamburgers. The other half of the economy is defined by transactional activities—information passed back and forth among people. What is... Show More
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