We either write our own legacy or our legacy happens to us accidentally. The next decade will bring opportunities and changes that will never come again in our lifetime. We will either create our own destiny by embracing and understanding the fifth wave and the trends that will drive this once-in-a-lifetime transformation, or we will be left behind.
The next 10 years will be known as the digital decade and entrepreneurs and businesses would be wise to take it seriously.
Where will you be in 10 years? This will be the pressing question for entrepreneurs participating in the Global Impact Investor Summit May 6-7. The summit, founded and led by Roger James Hamilton, a futurist and social entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author and CEO of the Genius Group, the world’s largest entrepreneur education company, brings thousands of entrepreneurs representing over 50 countries together.
A truly global event, entrepreneurs from Sydney to San Diego, from Miami to Melbourne, Australia, from Cape Town, South Africa. to Cincinnati, Ohio, will join together to participate in an interactive two-day workshop where they will enter a virtual world and learn about the top 10 trends that will shape the real world over the next 10 years.
Bill Gates, the summit’s host, will remind the entrepreneurs: “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10 years.”
Ten years ago at the peak of the financial crisis, Elon Musk, who many had written off as nothing more than a tripped-out dreamer, bet it all on Tesla and SpaceX. Ten years later he was the richest person in the world. Uber was founded in 2010; today it is a multi-billion dollar business. Ten years ago Airbnb was a concept; today it is a global enterprise worth billions.
We are now in the 5th Revolution, which according to Hamilton, is all-encompassing with intelligence everywhere around us. If you have access to the Internet and the ability to think globally, you can compete with Jeff Bezos.
We are no longer in the information age, or 4.0; we are now in Society 5.0. What does this mean? With the massive shift in tools, there is a massive shift in the way we communicate with each other.
What has worked in the last 10 years, email marketing, social media, digital marketing, will no longer work in the same way. In Society 5.0, problem-solving, diversity, decentralization, resilience, sustainability and environmental harmony, replace vulnerability, uniformity, economies of scale and centralization.
Now we can be our own superpowers and superheroes and live in a world where self-created Renaissance men and women, assisted by A.I. and local and global communities of like-minded individuals do not get a job, but create a job, jobs that allow for self-expression where people value making money but also value making a difference in the world.
As the Greeks explained long ago, “every life is a work of art created by the makers’ hand.”
Entrepreneurs need to understand that the Metaverse is here, a virtual world of shared spaces far more advanced than the Internet as we know it. We will all eventually be linked in a shared virtual universe, but at the same time will create our own universes within the Metaverse.
In 10 years, we won’t be using the Internet. Any company merely on the Internet will not be in business, because the future will be on the Metaverse.
In the Metaverse, there is no HTML coding. The Metaverse has a different language, a different way of thinking. In the Metaverse, 27 million people from all over the world gather in the same virtual reality, sharing the same space at a concert of their favorite musicians.
In the Metaverse, we will create our own virtual world where we cook, play golf, travel, explore. Already we see examples of the Metaverse: On Facebook Horizon, we can come together from all over the world to create in 3D. Facebook and Ray-Ban have teamed up to create the first smart glasses, which will allow us to experience the world without the clunkiness of a cell phone. Everything you can see on the mobile phone is in the glasses.
The 5th revolution will liberate us, including how our businesses work. There will be a digital layer on everything we do, which will allow us to connect to everyone everywhere. Businesses that do not harness the power of superman A.I. and turn their business into a full Metaverse society will not be able to compete.
The Genius Group and its Genius University, with over 1.4 million students representing 200 cities, is leading a new paradigm in education, education that focuses on the individual and his or her strengths, where a community of global entrepreneurs helps each other find their purpose and cultivate their passions, so they are prepared to do what they love as they create and grow businesses that generate strong cash flow and also contribute to making the world a better place.
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