Vanishing into the Infrastructure

Throughout our history, it is our infrastructure that we build our civilization upon. From roads to electrical power grids, from the telephone network to the soon to be ubiquitous Internet, it is the technologies that we no longer think about that enable our way of life. For it is when technology fades into the infrastructure that things become interesting:
  • This is when the next generation of technology emerges.
  • This is where the majority of the dollars under the adoption curve are found.
  • And most importantly, this is when the benefits to human existence become widespread and far-reaching.
Fading into the infrastructure is not easy, nor predictable. After all, it involves technical and business challenges that far exceed the complexities of any original innovation. But for those who thrive on these challenges, it offers opportunities to make a far-reaching difference.


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