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Monday, June 29, 2015

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be. ~ Jane Austen

“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. This kind of bottom-up innovation is seen in the most fascinating, futuristic projects emerging today, and it starts, he says, with being open and alert to what’s going on around you right now.

http://www.ted.com/talks/joi_ito_want_to_innovate_become_a_now_ist?language=en

I think the good news is that even though the world is extremely complex, what you need to do is very simple. I think it's about stopping this notion that you need to plan everything, you need to stock everything, and you need to be so prepared, and focus on being connected, always learning, fully aware, and super present.

So I don't like the word "futurist." I think we should be now-ists, like we are right now.

Joi Ito
Relentless mind
Director of the MIT Media Lab



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