As part of a personal and new economy manifesto, I have been compiling the best examples of society, culture, business and technology keeps getting sped up.  It’s one thing to say it as a “throwaway line”, it’s another thing all together to find the evidence.

Here is my first initial instalment of 5 posts (x 6 examples) that point to a world that keeps getting quicker, faster and tougher to evaluate. These snippets once again provide that whereas we may overestimate the change that is happening in the short term, we massively underestimate how much is changing in the long term.

The key takeaways – embrace change, don’t get stuck on one paradigm, experiment and fail/scale quickly and become a daily, life-long learner looking at what’s changing constantly.

Here are the first ones…enjoy:

Fast Forward #1 – The Time We Spend on Digital Each Day (2008-2017)

Yes it’s more than doubled over the last decade.

Fast Forward #2 – Digital Video The World Consumes Each Month (2008-2016)

And let’s just say PB = a petabyte which is a lot

Fast Forward #3 – The Number of Digital Devices We Connect To (2003-2020)

And since 6.6 is the average, many of us will have 30+ devices connected to us.

Fast Forward #4 – The Amount of Olympic Tweeting (from Beijing to London to Rio)

Yes despite Twitter stagnation, this will be a social Citius, Altius, F

Fast Forward #5 – Global Social Network Audience (2007-2019)

In 12 years, we will have almost septupled the audience connected on social platforms

Fast Forward #6 – Global Internet Users (2002-2020)

Our world keeps getting smaller and smaller