Research on the massive increase in global Entrepreneurship
More people than ever want to become Entrepreneurs.
It is based on:
- Interest (record levels)
- Necessity (jobs are disappearing at light speed)
"Character skills" such as perseverance, sociability and curiosity, will be increasingly important in a world of greater automation.
The old model is broken and outdated. It has become a lie and is currently wasting time and money for millions of people still in hot pursuit of the old promise: go to school and you will be given a "secure" job.
The industrial revolution will seem like a small event compared to this shift. We are moving into the Age of the Entrepreneur.
"The McKinsey Global Institute, a think-tank, says AI is contributing to a transformation of society happening ten times faster and at 300 times the scale, or roughly 3,000 times the impact of the Industrial Revolution."
Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and others pledged 1 Billion USD to OpenAI with goals like building the OS for a household robot and other things. Great things are happening.
Now there is a TED talk on the Basic Income idea.
TEDx in Maastricht with Rutger Bregman.
3D printed, driverless, electric bus that soon can be printed (built) in only 10 hours at a local mini factory. Even better: it runs on IBM Whatson AI and of course there is an app so you summon the bus to where you are. BRILLIANT!! And its happening now with the first vehicles in Washington DC starting today.
What will all the busdrivers and taxi drivers do? Become Entrepreneurs!
Here it is again: A growing "conflict" between old model and new. Between universities and start ups.
"During 2015, 26 startup accelerators opened across the continent, bringing the total to 113. That tops the 111 tracked in the U.S. and Canada, where 15 accelerators opened last year."
India is the hottest, growing market? Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Google and more are doing huge investments.
A referendum in Switzerland on Sunday proposes to pay all residents a minimum monthly allowance, no questions asked, whether or not they work, and whether or not they need it.
More about the Basic Income idea. How many realize how fast old jobs will be obsolete? The coming 10 years will be dramatic.
A universal basic income "is our only hope to deal with a coming labor market unlike any in human history and that it represents our best hope to revitalize American civil society," Charles Murray writes.
Maybe online courses in fact is the way of the future?
“With two-thirds of our students and over half of our instructors located outside the U.S., Udemy has made huge strides in opening access to learning and teaching opportunities worldwide, yet we are just at the beginning of realizing the full potential of online learning,” explained Dennis Yang, CEO of Udemy, in a press release. “We’ve reached a critical juncture in our global economy where everyone needs to embrace lifelong learning and take initiative for up-skilling themselves.”
Y Combinator believes jobs will disappear so fast there needs to be a Basic Income program. They are now testing it and will give money to people, no strings attached.
Joakim Fohlman is a multi entrepreneur since 1999, the founder and CEO of Cubimo and the main author of this page. See more at Wikipedia: