AIF Blog

How to Survive Our Faster Future

Feb 14, 2017
CATEGORY: Technology, U.S.A.

Joi Ito, author of "Whiplash" and director of the MIT Media Lab, sits down with Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson.

The world is more complex and volatile today than at any other time in modern history. In order to successfully navigate a rapidly changing world, author and MIT Media Lab Director, Joichi “Joi” Ito says you must be alert and nimble. In his book Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future, he writes the people who succeed will be the ones who learn to think differently. In this conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson, Ito talks about how President Trump’s ability to be agile helped him win the White House. Ito also discusses the problem of fake news and what his organization is doing to combat it.

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