My good friend and fellow Young Global Leader Parag Khanna is about to release a book which sounds very exciting called “Hybrid Reality”. In this book he also writes about our Lovotics research. Check it out!
Hybrid Reality argues that what human civilization needs more than anything is not greater IQ or EQ, but TQ: technology quotient. In this Hybrid Age of disruptive technologies, accelerating change, and deep anxiety about the future, we explain how the “balance of innovation” has superseded the military “balance of power” as a measure of national potential, and provide a global tour of how the smartest countries, cities, and companies are harnessing new technologies to gain an edge. Each of us also needs better TQ to adapt to a future in which robots are normal social actors in our lives, healthcare becomes a vehicle for physical enhancement, academic pedigree dissolves in a global skills market, and virtual currencies enable tax-free transactions. Whether the future is a dystopian global class struggle over technology or a Pax Technologica of transparency, access and equity will depend on spreading TQ above all else.