Houston, Texas, June 2014
Keynote address for JPMorgan Chase, New York City, December 4, 2013
Has the world baked in the historic rise of digital technology over the past two decades? The central question of our time is: has that revolution peaked? Is it true, as is so commonly claimed, that we are finally at peak innovation in general?
Let’s put that proposition in the colorful terms offered by some of the adherents to the theory of peak innovation. The claim is that in the grand sweep of history the invention of the smart phone is far less impactful, has changed fewer lives, than the invention of the flush toilet.