If ease of use was the only requirement, everybody would still be riding tricycles.
The better we get at getting better, the faster we will get better.
Today’s environment is beginning to threaten today’s organizations, finding them seriously deficient in their nervous system design…. The degree of coordination, perception, rational adaptation, etc., which will appear in the next generation of human organizations will drive our present organizational forms, with their clumsy nervous systems, into extinction.
The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.
There’s a double pressure on the evolution of every organization: how you evolve to be more capable and effective, and efficient, but also how you stay in synch with the rest of the environment.
The complexity of the problems facing mankind is growing faster than our ability to solve them
Human beings face ever more complex and urgent problems, and their effectiveness in dealing with these problems is a matter that is critical to the stability and continued progress of society.
In 20 or 30 years, you’ll be able to hold in your hand as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city, or even the whole world.
The key thing about all the world’s big problems is that they have to be dealt with collectively. If we don’t get collectively smarter, we’re doomed.
People have got to become more effective at handling complex problems—at their daily struggle with complex and urgent issues. The survival of man seems dependent upon it. Any reasonable possibility seen by society for increasing that effectiveness should warrant serious investigation.
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