The Social Singularity, Best of TWT

Slide1Phil and Stephen discuss the role that Internet technologies have played in changing society and speculate about what is coming next.

Are we in for a Social Singularity?

Future currency for everyone will be credibility and transparency. Indeed, that is even now becoming the ‘currency’ for us all. That credibility is predicated upon accountability. If we do not tell the truth, if we do not strive for accuracy in our spoken and written words, we will be held accountable. If we are not willing to accept correction or admit to our mistakes and immediately correct them, we lose credibility.

The future will not be about ideology, ambition or agenda. It will be credibility.

This is called a “Social Singularity.”

[First aired October 20 2008.]