It is easier to copy a model than to create something new. But fine tuning old lines leads to dead ends.
The more we compete through ‘match and beat’, the less we gain. The world has never moved this quickly, yet it will never again move this slowly. Exposure to the unknown will amplify. Machines already perform most repetitive, monotonous and dangerous tasks better than humans. What if, as Peter Thiel asks, we could combine new technologies with the human capacity to innovate? Could humans work miracles?
The more we create, the more we thrive. The moment of creation is singular. Every time we create something fresh and strange, we go from zero to one. The challenge of our time is how we free our human energy for creative work. It is also how we, as humans, bring purpose to that work.
“By creating new technologies, we rewrite the plan of the world.” – Peter Thiel