How GoBots Point to the Future
Remember GoBots from the mid 80s? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gobots
Each individual robot was a force fighting for good. But to tackle a significant threat they would join together to become something greater and more powerful than their individual parts.
This is the future we are building. People are the smallest unit. The small businesses and organizations are the next biggest unit. Each one is flexible, able to understand its whole business end-to-end, and able to feel how to integrate best with community for the greatest good.
How these units become greater than their sum is by combining and sharing information. Through databases, knowledge bases, and internet communities these businesses will learn from each other. Each business/organization becomes better through this shared information.
In the future, big won’t be about economies of scale – bigger companies, bigger buildings, more employees. Big will be economies of information shared among many small entities.
Even if robots aren’t included, there will be exciting times ahead.