The World's Market Is Fast Becoming a Free For All
Step 1: Understand What’s Driving Change

The World's Market Is Fast Becoming a Free For All

The technology of the Industrial Age gave us mechanical muscle and motorized speed. For example, cotton gins, conveyor belts, tractors, trains, drill presses, trucks, sewing machines, jet engines, and such.

By comparison, the technology of today’s Information Age gives us computerized brains and electronic speed. Work is becoming still less physical and more mental . . . we do less with our hands and more with our heads. The trend is toward “smart tools,” instruments, and equipment that contain microprocessor intelligence.

You’ve got this stuff all over your house. It’s the laptop. GPS. Smartphone. Digital camera. Microwave. HDTV. The car parked in your garage probably carries more computer power than . . .