The rate of change is not just accelerating,
Humanity is facing something very new.... discontinuous change.
Is your firm prepared for this new frontier?
In the near future, humanity will undergo massive discontinuous change as three new technologies are globally deployed and begin to converge: artificial intelligence, blockchains and most importantly, quantum computing.
This is different from the “normal” exponential change we’ve been experiencing for the last few decades, based on Moore’s Law which has doubled computing speed every 18 months. Quantum computers can tackle complex problems that are currently impossible today, or that would take an impossibly long time to solve: In one experiment, a single quantum computer solving an optimization problem bested 1 million computers at Google by a factor of 100. That’s 100,000,000 times faster overnight, which is a lot more than doubling steadily every 18 months. And when quantum computing impacts machine learning, we’ll see a positive feedback, increasing returns cycle that will accelerate both.
Quantum algorithms could slice through Internet encryption like butter, to make the worst case scenario of Y2K look like a picnic. They will bring humanity new medicines, new catalysts, new business models, new industries. However, companies with proven quantum algorithms that strengthen their core business model will enjoy a significant advantage in exploiting this next “mother of all frontiers” — like a ship that sails the edge of a perfect storm, to slingshot past its competition.
FutureLab Ventures is focused on opportunities generated by discontinuous change.
Innovation is a complex problem, a problem of uncertainty, risk, and creativity. In today’s business environment, companies assume a predictable future, but this is about to shift into something new, accelerating the evolution of humanity. But it is possible to manage discontinuous change. For example, FutureLab is working on next generation hybrid quantum computing solutions that are deployable today, offering significant computational advantages, and using the same code set that will support quantum annealing and other emergent technologies in the future. This means the ability to pre-test quantum algorithms, validate new models, and generate incremental revenues on the way to the quantum future.
FutureLab operates an incubator that is focused on this type of approach – it's a laboratory for experimenting with mindset, strategies and technologies like hybrid quantum computing. Our goal is to bring together innovation, strategy, community, technology, and investment – that will power the transformation of society in the 21st century.
Our team of Silicon Valley veterans has the combined experience of more than 100 years of success on the leading edge of business design and execution, and we offer a unique set of services that are focused on only one objective: to help your organization plan and master discontinuous change.
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