Innovation is driven by hope and fear. By humans dreaming of a better place.
Emerging technologies are maintaining scale and deflation, accelerating the pace of change, having a profound impact on how societies, institutions, businesses and individuals interact.
Emerging societal, economical and political realities are reshaping how we perceive the future, mapping dynamics closer to those of emerging markets.
Emerging values of trust, openness and nodal relationships are re-structuring the agora, the marketplace of ideas and goods.
The emergence of new identities, facilitated by technologies and enabled by new values, is the new revolution. A peer-to-peer revolution.
Talk given at the Europe Venture Summit, Startup AddVenture, in Kiev, Ukraine, on December 2013.
On a personal note, this is the fourth time I've given a similar presentation, surrounded by an atmosphere of uprising, after Athens, Rio de Janeiro and Bangkok.