A Quote by John Naisbitt on change, evolution, revolution, biotechnology, nanotechnology, time, and expectations

EXPECTATIONS ALWAYS TRAVEL AT HIGHER SPEEDS

A brief look into history reminds us of the time lines of the past. My lifelong experience has been that things we expect to happen always happen more slowly. With inventions, we continually underestimate the time span required from idea to their full realization. The new fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology will be evolving for all the years left in the twenty-first century.

It is the surprises that overwhelm us, such as AIDS and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. As with the human species and other manifestations of nature, almost all change is evolutionary, not revolutionary. Things just take time--almost always more time than we expect.

John Naisbitt

Source: Mind Set!: Reset Your Thinking and See the Future, Pages: 76

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos