Quantum changes in technology will be coming at warp speed, posing challenges for every American to be genuinely prepared.

In 1962, the “Jetsons” cartoon first aired, showcasing a family living in the future with helpful access to electronic newspapers, smart watches, drones, video chats, flat-screen TVs, interactive alarm clocks, wise-cracking robot housekeepers, space tourism, pill cameras, flying cars, and other technology that struck many, at the time, as preposterously futuristic.

We now know the rest of the story.

Jetson-like technology is already widely used or soon will be and, to paraphrase some leading technologists — nothing really big has even happened yet. The power of technology is now compounding every 18 to 24 months, and we are merely at the beginning of the beginning.

Think about this for a moment: 10 years ago, iPhones, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia, Snapchat, Instagram and others apps didn’t exist or were in their infancy. Now it’s hard to imagine life without them.

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