The book looks into the future through the eyes of two thirteen-year-old girls from very different parts of the world. And concludes with a message of hope that is focused on creating a new social contract with those around us and a new definition of innovation that speaks more to Innovation of Ways than to Innovation of Things.
Tip of the Spear is a comprehensive study of the state of technology and its impact in the near term on the fate of our species.
Jim A. Gibson invites innovators, business, government, students, teachers, and parents to approach technological change with eyes wide open. While his views may incite ‘constructive’ fear, the take-away is proactive optimism.
"From digital disruption in almost every imaginable business arena to fundamental change in the every day fabric of our personal and social lives - change is here." Jim A. Gibson
Tip of the Spear is a comprehensive study of the state of technology and its impact in the near term on the fate of our species. The three Laws of Disruption are at the center of the story which recognizes that:
"Our use of the technologies we have invented are now poised on a blade’s edge. Either the Tip of the Spear levels the playing field in the areas of Governance, Finance, and Education, or we use these extraordinary technologies to create further concentrations of wealth and increased inequality. We have a choice, we can use our newly connected planted to have real conversations, or we let it devolve into a rabble at the gate."
Jim A. Gibson