I have been working on a presentation about a topic that I call “accelerated learning”, which I believe will come to define the 21st century. This century will (I think) be the century of accelerated learning. Cool stuff.
But … we are just getting started. After all, it is only 2013. My predictions about the 21st century would be similar to someone in 1913 predicting how the 20th century will turn out. So … reader beware! We are talking trends here, not clairvoyance.
Still, there are some trends that give us lines of thought. That help us decide who we want to be in this time frame. And we know that deciding who we want to be already accelerates learning about how to get there.
So, who do you want to be? Well, I think the right answer is “connected”. I think Steve Johnson is right that peer to peer networking is a tool that will revolutionize how we learn.
And … it will mean shifting how we organize ourselves. Nick Grossman has a few thoughts about that from USV. Interesting stuff.
So where does the “trust” thing come in? Well, we know that trust is like currency when it comes to communication. Destroy it and you destroy the possibility of exchange. So, building peer to peer network capacity has a lot to do with learning how to build trust within well designed ecologies.