In contrast to widespread fear of jobs being lost to automation and AI, the 21st Century has made ordinary people more empowered than ever before. Technology gives us instant connectivity, saves time, and allows anyone to bring anything to the world, literally. Right now, we have more time, more knowledge, more friends, and with more problems to solve than at any point in history.
Why the fear? It comes from these myths of being an ordinary person – the myths of #WhyNotMe.
“i am so busy i don’t have the time!”
Yet we are spending more time browsing than ever before
“i don’t know how to do it!”
Yet anything can be Googled / Youtubed
“nobody listens to me!”
Yet we have more friends than we could imagine on Facebook / LinkedIn / Instagram
“there is nothing left to do!”
Yet the 21st Century is about Great to Good: ordinary problems solved