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Barry Ritholtz

The World Is About to Change Even Faster

Having trouble keeping up? The pace of innovation and disruption is accelerating.
When did that happen?

When did that happen?

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We sometimes take for granted that which is right before our collective noses. Creative destruction caused by technology is so rampant that it is practically a cliche. It is easy to ignore not only the speed at which disruption caused by technology is affecting society, but the acceleration in the pace of change. This acceleration and its effect on markets, companies and labor is astonishing.

I was reminded of this during the holiday weekend, when I saw the film "The Big Sick." Loosely based on the real life of Kumail Nanjiani, perhaps best known for his role as Dinesh on HBO's "Silicon Valley," it accidentally reveals how quickly things are changing.