Today, much of the knowledge we need is readily available. The problem is having the courage and fortitude to properly act on it.
The technologies exist today to achieve almost any corporate or departmental goal. What is lacking is the nerve to think big and think beyond the status quo—to break barriers, to collaborate, and to share.
How do we manage the hype and promise for new inventions while making sure that they represent a realistic opportunity? Can we invent self-driving cars or a Boeing 737 MAX without exposure to the risks these innovations can pose to our lives?
The more systems and subsystems we attempt to stitch together, the greater the unpredictability.