The Future is Now

By Zairil Khir Johari

February 2016 CARPE DIEM
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The future has arrived, and we are living it. If, like me, you grew up watching the Back to the Future trilogy, then last year we were supposed to see hoverboards and flying cars. Although these have not quite materialised (yet), we have achieved many other technological advances that we could not even have imagined just 20 years ago.Exponential TimesWe now live in unprecedented times where the pace of evolution is no longer linear but exponential. In the 20th century...

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Zairil Khir Johari

is the Penang state executive councillor for public works, utilities and flood mitigation, and the state assemblyman for Tanjong Bunga.