Until relatively recently our world was disconnected, stable, and slow to change. We saw linear innovation and commerce mostly resulting in well behaved and predictable outcomes. But all that has changed! Non-linearities introduced by networked technologies, people and organisations accelerated innovation, markets & change with emergent behaviours rapidly becoming the new norm. In turn, management, market & economic practices have seen adaptability adopted as a vital tool.
So rapid has been the rate of progress; no country, no matter how big, has all the materials, facilities, people, and innovation skills to meet demand. Our future therefore relies on the globalisation of everything including AI, robotics, production and innovation including human intellect and skills.