The Global Lead News NOV | DEC 2016 - Page 45

The former will educate millions of people; the second will promote international trade, and the latter will open up the entire world to a myriad of physical goods.

Imagine a small manufacturing company in rural North America selling a digital file of, say, a farm implement to a client in sub-Saharan Africa via a secure and instantaneous transaction. Sound unlikely?

Perhaps, but my guess is that a pizza company delivering a piping hot pizza to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro via a drone would have sounded equally implausible just five years ago.

The world is changing.

It is going global fast. The time to prepare for this future is now.

Jack Uldrich is a leading transportation and urban futurist.

jack@jackuldrich.com