AI Provides a Global Mindset Shift Opportunity for Humanity

Are We Ready to Shift from Scarcity to Abundance?

We are in the middle of the most radical transformation of our lives. What was inconceivable even a decade ago is the new normal now. In the rapidly evolving landscape of MEGA Tech and AI, we stand at the threshold of a transformative era, where multiple radical innovation advancements intersect with ever increasing complex and complicated global challenges. The linear thinking education and legacy institutions and companies are essentially obsolete. Models are outdated as soon as they’re released and policies can’t even fathom let alone manage what is happening in AI applications in labs and startups globally.

We need a completely different approach, and we need it now. Every part of our way of living and working, every sector of our economy is being explored, applied and will be transformed by AI technology. Yet most of the legacy companies and institutions are headed by people who for whatever reason are unable or not willing to understand these emerging non-linear changes that are happening simultaneously. They have yet to join the dots or see how these s-curves of innovation and converging, splintering into new ideas, applications, with high speed experimentation in the real world and in simulation coming up with multiple sets of new radical solutions for the world’s most pressing problems that are showing signs of being both economically viable and politically challenging to implement.

We as a global society haven’t even grasped what an AI powered future could look like, nor what is being asked of us let alone what needs to be done to shift our mindset from a fear based linear scarcity model in the direction of a system based abundance model that embraces and extrapolates all this change. So much change is happening, it’s happening so fast that the headlines naturally breed skepticism, fear, despair and denial.

San Francisco is the AI capital and is in the Cambrian explosion phase with hundreds of meet ups as people form their teams preparing for the scaling phase.

In late 2022 and in early 2023, in my circles, AI was all the rage, and the media ran with it and it immediately went to the doom cycle. It was supposed to take all our jobs, our livelihoods and eventually kill us. Now in July, it’s being criticized for not doing enough for being too limited. We’re putting too little or too much emphasis on AI ‘s ability to help, protect, harm and change us. Ultimately the AI revolution is about our own humanity, it is an amplifier and mirror of what were willing and not willing to deal with. It is just a tool, an amazingly powerful one, like fire was and the internet is. So much promise and so much risk. We tend to overestimate technology’s positive impact and underestimate its negative consequences.

As most of the public is barely aware of AI, some of the public is aware of ChatGPT and its versions, but they are not seeing the behind the scenes developments of radical innovation from the closed applications and systems. As far as they’re seeing from the media it’s just another fad or worse it’s Terminator and we’re all doomed. But the world is radically changing, things are being developed and the future is being rolled out step by step in labs and startups all around the world but specifically in hotspots like San Francisco, London, Paris, Tel Aviv, Beijing, Singapore and Taipei to name a few.

Hundreds of AI startups in every sector of our economy making great strides in the past year alone.

As we navigate the immense potential and risks of AI, I find myself more and more at the intersections of these overlapping and converging cutting edge spaces working alongside and reviewing examples of AI powered innovation all around me. I have the luxury and ability to take a step back, look across the landscape and join the dots. I’m seeing actionable progress steps across various economic sectors that show potential and promise to lead us towards a more sustainable, equitable, and biodiverse future of abundance. If we want to- that’s not clear yet and our biggest obstacle is our own minds.

It’s amazing how our minds trap us into illusions of grandeur, despair or in between. So lets take a look at what my network of innovators are working on. In the following posts I will bring out more examples as they move out of stealth, for now it will be an overview scan.

Survey of AI's Transformative Impact on Key Economic Sectors:

Healthcare: AI-driven diagnostics and personalized treatments are revolutionizing healthcare and making it accessible to all populations regardless of the byzantine health care system providers. By embracing partnerships between tech giants and new and legacy healthcare providers, we are seeing a major transformation of equitable access to cutting-edge medical solutions globally, saving lives and improving well-being of millions.

The convergence of AI, Blockchain and Robotics is transforming the entire healthcare and wellbeing sector.

Education: AI-powered personalized learning platforms are enhancing educational outcomes across the world. Investing in AI-driven educational tools and training for educators is cultivating a newly skilled workforce which is already reducing educational disparities among groups especially communities that receive new access to the internet (like Space X’s Starlink), unlocking human potential worldwide. There are 3 billion people still without access to the internet. That gap is closing faster than imagined and within a few years we will see a new entrepreneurial class of billions who will bring their radical ideas and solutions into the global knowledge base.

Transportation: Autonomous vehicles of all types are the holy grail of AI MEGA tech and they get a lot of the attention, but its the AI powered smart traffic and energy management systems that are reshaping transportation. From predictive analytics, battery & grid enhancement, collision avoidance and modal behavior change, these AI tech applications have already quietly avoided millions of tons of pollution, saved people millions of hours of time and millions in reduced travel costs. Implementing AI powered performance based regulatory frameworks and robotics infused infrastructure investments & maintenance will catalyze safer, efficient, and sustainable mobility solutions that increasingly curb emissions, collision, wasted public space and ease congestion.

Google Maps AI powered energy efficient routing has resulted in behavior change and over 1.2 Million tons of pollution being avoided, equivalent to taking 250,000 cars off the road.

Energy: AI-optimized grids renewable energy management and space based energy sources are transforming the energy sector in ways that are barely being understood by the legacy utility companies. More than 50% of our energy never makes it to our end use. It is lost or wasted. We are expected to need 3 times more electrical capacity by 2050 if all things go electric, that counts for efficiency and design.

We’re seeing AI powered hyper efficiency that is optimized linking new battery science in power walls linked to new forms of local energy production utilizing the abundant elements (wind/water/heat and in the near future from space via lasers). New variable managed micro grids, mobile fast charging to areas that have no infrastructure, can’t wait for it or are impacted by erratic weather all are being developed and run on AI powered management systems. For these to scale we need radical new mindset from the incumbent utility providers with performance based public-private collaborations to accelerate the transition towards regenerative energy sources, combat energy inefficiency & pollution simultaneously.

Agriculture: AI-driven precision farming techniques are boosting agricultural productivity while reducing the need for expensive polluting inputs. From AI robotics that simultaneously measure soli health, microbiome viability, moisture to prevision lasers that eliminate invasive seedlings, to optimization planting to ensure bio-diversity within the confine of agriculture. AI powered advances incorporating permaculture, vertical, integrated flora/fauna farming in cities and towns are showing promising signs for increasing local food diversity and security. A recent tenfold increase in research and development in agri-tech robotics is poised to address global issues of food security challenges and radically increase sustainable regenerative farming practices (shade cropping/silvo-pasture etc), providing opportunities for re-wilding and safeguarding key biodiversity corridors and restoring and rehabilitating previously damaged areas.

Finance: AI-driven financial analysis and risk assessment are revolutionizing the banking industry. From investments, transfers to cryptocurrency are opening up whole new swaths of people who were previously “unbanked” and are now able to access the big world of credit and other financial instruments to participate in their local and broader global economies. Were seeing more open dialogues between financial institutions and regulators starting. This is a good sign as it will start the conversation to ensure responsible AI applications, protect consumer interests, and foster unprecedented financial inclusion.

Beyond the Visible: AI is Addressing Biodiversity, Pollution, and Social Equity:

Biodiversity Conservation: Leveraging AI to monitor and protect endangered species and ecosystems is vital for conservation efforts. Partnering with tech companies who specialize in mapping systems are supporting data-driven initiatives to preserve and restore biodiversity and raise awareness through transparency of our shared responsibility as stewards of the planet.

Sustainable Development and Pollution Mitigation: Employing AI analytics to identify pollution hotspots and implementing AI-driven sustainable city solutions has shown to mitigate environmental harms to marginalized populations and key biodiversity areas. The exponential investment increases in clean energy technologies and waste management are leading to a path towards a more circular economy that addresses these global pollution challenges.

Social Equity and Inclusion: Developing AI-powered tools for inclusive education and healthcare can bridge digital divides and improve marginalized communities' well-being. Emphasizing representative diversity in AI development teams can remove biases and help create community fit for purpose technologies.

Will AI Enable a Global Mindset Shift? Let’s Hope So

In this era of unprecedented technological transformation, transparency, misinformation, disinformation and general distrust of everything all around us, we still have this collective feeling that the world is not the same. The time for radical innovation is not just coming it is all around us. Whether they’re moonshots, earthshots or beyond, we have the evolutionary ability as humans to come together and solve global problems.

The power of AI and MEGA Tech is showing extraordinary radical innovation at speeds never before seen. The power grab is right there in front of us. All of these opportunities int he hands of very few raise concerns once again and can only be addressed if we the people and hold our policy makers accountable can harnesses their potential through solid and sound policy and performance measures. In order to see these scale these opportunities must be harnessed responsibly to create a sustainable, biodiverse, and equitable future.

It’s going to be a wild and bumpy ride and like anything this radical will be tested to see how it stands the test of time. Time will tell.

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