Technological innovation compounds over time, with new advances building on the foundations laid by the inventions of the past. At the Spark East summit this past week, it was fascinating to see this dynamic play out in practice.
Many of the higher level services in the spotlight at the conference are evolutionary next steps from lower level services created in the past. This is key to a well-known theory from Ray Kurzweill about how the exponential growth of technology occurs: Combining lower level services into higher order solutions creates true innovative acceleration.
Author: Dan Woods