If we all had 18 hours of peak, high-creativity attention available, with no switching costs, attention would still be limited, but with a higher limit. Sure, there is an equivalent to the Sun in the picture.
A golden age of corporate medicine may be dawning. They may be equally smart, but the latter is calling upon a kind of attention that is highly specialized, and in our time, valued like 1000x more. Corporations took off in the United States, in part, because they were so easy to organize and start.Corp 101: The Basics of Corporate Structure
A lot of good marketing is that way too. They want government to listen to their message, but ignore counter arguments coming from campaigners, such as environmentalists, who have long been the bane of commercial lobbyists. Both eventually became complex multi-national beasts. Ideas fueled by energy can free up time which can then partly be used to create more ideas to free up more time.
There was enough time to place your bets, play the round to completion and present your distant superiors with a fait accompli. They are definitely not Confucianistic.
This brings up one of the key questions in the debate: After all, the traditional attention commodity of television advertising mined the attention of exactly the most passive attention that is captured by these vast pools today.
And in 1991, Gross started Knowledge Adventure, an educational-software publisher that grew to be the third largest of its kind in the world and was eventually sold. Lobbyists are the paid persuaders whose job it is to influence the decisions of government. In the VRM framing, Doc Searls likes to say that a free customer is more valuable than a captured one.
What will take its place?
Crude Oil as we know it, has a higher concentration of carbon and for this reason when speaking in terms of exhaust is referred to as hydrocarbons, or unburnt fuel. For all its sophistication, the technology of sail was mostly a very-refined craft, not an engineering discipline based on science.
Normally, companies put up a phalanx of barriers and hurdles and mountains to climb that may not seem hard for the boss or the CEO but are intensely hard, impossibly hard, for our young innovator to conquer.