In the last years, it becomes clear to me that the world was changed. The cool book “The Inevitable” by Kevin Kelly confirmed my vision and structured it. Let me put some key changes which amaze me even now.
- The systems and things we’re doing existing just NOW in the continues flow of transformations and updates. Nobody cares how the things looked before. If the thing is not flexible and not supported it degrades very fast. Let’s imagine such a situation: the system stays 3 months without developers and users and then they are back. I think it will be really hard to recover how it worked before. Additionally, the system will be outdated. Let me rephrase: systems existing only during development and using!
- Flows of changes and data are becoming so rapid that you can see them in real-time. Delivery time is reduced just to seconds everywhere: communications, news, video streams, apps changes etc.
- The implementations of ideas or technologies are delivered and changing so fast that details are minor. What becomes important is the working idea, business model and understanding of the core principles.
To be honest, I’m not happy with some aspects since I was born in another world, but it’s totally clear that we need to accept and follow the changes to be successful.
To be a working part of human-machine interactions we’re creating, not only things we do, but we ourselves should follow the rules:
- If you want to manage the changes flow you need to be fast. Decisions should be made now and corrected in the future. You should be a real-time man.
- You should be flexible and open to changes.
- You should invest your time in the understanding of core principles. Details will be found during the implementation.
- You should be responsive. If you’ve received the request you should handle it ASAP.
I hope we don’t lose our humanity in this challenging and stressfully world.
P.S. I recommend the book from above. It provides useful ideas in a clear and simple way.