Seth Godin And What He Says About Work & Society In The Modern Age – Digital Revolution.

📚 The Icarus Deception – by Seth Godin
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The fields of science and tech are growing so rapidly at the moment, it has become exponential in nature.
So, what are you going to do about it?
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Machines are beginning to replace us, taking jobs one by one. It may not seem like much right now, but before you know it careers as you know them will be so different.
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With this rise in machine learning, we have seen an increased awareness for what it’s going to take to stand out from a machine – self awareness, emotional intelligence and creativity, just to name a few traits that will be most important for humans in workforce in the next few decades to come.
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We were once told a story about how Icarus had wings glued to his back, but because he flew too close to the sun, they melted the glue and he fell to his death. The message being conveyed here is, don’t shoot for the stars. Be realistic about life.
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But, no one ever bothered to look at what the other part of the story which said, if he had flown too low the water would have weighed him down to his drowning.
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Society has raised a bunch of people who need to be “realistic” about things and never think too big because that’s unsafe. So, we always aim lower than our full potential, holding back from thinking and seeing bigger.
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Godin believes this was the doing of the industrialists who required a more conservative society in order to function. Now days, it’s the artists and the entrepreneurs who are being told to come out and shine.
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Why is that, when just 20 years ago you were considered the “starving artist”? – The Internet.
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Creativity is encouraged in a time when things are changing and growing at exponential rates. Envisioning the best future for yourself is encouraged in a time that is needed the most.

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