No Time to Read This Blog? (Or That Important Business Document?) Click to Have it Read to You!

It seems we have less and less time to do the things we need to do, much less the things we'd like to do!  There are many reasons for that.  Our options are increasing as content is exploding.  It's no longer the choice of which movie to go see, or the question of what TV show to watch.  Now we can search thousands of movies and documentaries online on Netflix or TV shows on Hulu, or videos on YouTube.  Add to that trying to stay current with voicemail, email, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. (not to mention emerging social media apps such as Google+, Apple's Ping, Foursquare, ad. infinitum), and you begin to realize that our precious time is being consumed by forces beyond our control.  We're also spending more time on the go, using our mobile devices to attempt to close the gap between available time and the onslaught of content.  

It probably won't make you feel any better to learn that content, and hence our options are growing exponentially, meaning compound doubling over shorter and shorter timeframes.  Ray Kurzweil, inventor and futurist, in his paper, The Law of Accelerating Returns, projects that we will not make 100 years of progress in the 21st century; we will make the equivalent of 20,000 years of progress!  He states that in 1900 at the turn of the 20th century it took 150 years to double all of human knowledge.  Today that knowledge is doubling every 2 to 3 years, and by 2100 it will double every 72 days!  The problem that most people have in projecting the future, he says, is that they look only at past progress and don't take into account that the pace of change itself is accelerating. 

So, I know you don't have time to read this blog.  And, you probably also feel yourself slipping behind in managing your personal and work-related information.  That’s why we've employed Odiogo to read our past blogs to you using a computer simulated personality.  Just click the icon to have him do all the work.  He does a pretty good job, don’t you think?  And, if you don't have time to visit this blog site, you can subscribe to the audio version in the iTunes store and have it automatically synced to your mobile device so you can listen whenever and wherever you would like.

You can expect to see this kind of technology soon embedded in your enterprise content management solutions.  Not only will content be read to you, you will also be able to use voice commands to search for the information you need and have it returned to you in both print and voice formats.  You'll be able to issue a voice command to approve or deny a transaction and forward voice and print content to others.  But, your enterprise content management system will make sure that it is delivered only to those authorized to receive it.  

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Until next time,

John Queen