Published on March 5, 2014
Isle of Man Grand Challenge How can we remain relevant in a world that’s changing faster than we can comprehend?
Exponential Technologies • Artificial Intelligence • Robotics • Biotech • Manufacturing • Computation / Networks • Synthetic Biology • Digital Medicine
Our Advantages • A need and desire to innovate • Natural resources / environment • Agility, size and access to regulators • • Natural size for serendipity No legacy • Be cutting-edge, ignore the rest
Focus • Supporting environment • Education • • Computer use is not literacy Change attitudes and culture • Positivity + entrepreneurship • Healthy attitude to risk and failure
Focus • Fertile and attractive for startups • Don’t penalise failure • Access to capital • Focus on global opportunity • Incentivise graduates
"Borders are porous" People, ideas, finance, jobs ... can flow in or out What influence can we apply?
Links • Bits and Billions - A blueprint for high-impact digital entrepreneurship in the UK • Lessons from the World's Most Tech-Savvy Government • Paul Graham’s Essays • Why Silicon Valley Can’t Find Europe (TechCruch)
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“Being afraid to fail is almost a guarantee of putting a glass ceiling on the success that can be achieved.” Dr Astro Teller “Captain of Moonshots” @ Google [X] BBC 24 January 2014
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