As I wrap up preparation for my upcoming trip to the realm of Apocalypse Now and Hangover 2, it became obvious that sharing the result of my packing efforts might be useful to others (and perhaps pass along some affiliate dollars; thanks Amazon)! It’s worth mentioning that my knowledge derived primarily from one place: www.travelindependent.info … consider reading that as well!
My trip needs to be as independent, comfortable, and sustainable as possible; achieving that requires a pack that’s light, compact, and durable. Even the lightest of backpackers would agree that a 28L is ambitious but, with careful planning, it’s entirely possible.
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Provide tools to the distributed learner/worker for shared success.
Just as co-working is becoming the new-norm for the modern worker, education will become similarly stratified, aimed squarely at point-solutions for specific end-goals. Long gone are the days of fully-integrated conglomerates (though Samsung is a distinct eye-sore to this observation), and the same is true of universities. That is not to say the need for multi-disciplinary learning will erode, but rather that it will become ever-more prevalent, with students seeking their knowledge from various, loosely-intertwined sources of specialty. In our new digital reality, everything will distill into what one might recognize as “minimum viable entities” … professionally, and personally. This shift is more simple than it may appear — how we organize ourselves will define our focus.
The new vector of value-addition in this modular economic model will be a layer of services (on top) and infrastructure (below) to support specialists which represent (effectively) the concentrated nodes of informational/experiential density. The premium will continue to be paid to the creative destructors of our generation, the thought-leaders who re-orient our understanding of fundamental problems into simpler, more resonant concepts through the connection of otherwise disparate ideas. Simplicity = beauty.
Benefits will remain to be derived from scalably integrated efforts, but with open-source software and collaborative productivity — there is a tidal wave which represents a greater appreciation for contribution to the public commons. Abstractly speaking, the distinct barrier between aggregated entities and individuals will continue to blur, as each will take on characteristics of the other; value that one might capture is a function of what one will create, rather than protect. Much like GitHub, entrepreneurs should strive (through software) to unlock the benefits for everyone from (traditional) larger organizations, which will gradually cease to exist.@9 months ago