a. 15% b. 35% c. 55% d. 70% e. I probably knew this at some point but most of my knowledge is obsolete.
The rate of change of technology is exponential. Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, had a prediction back in the mid 1960’s now known as Moore’s Law. Moore stated, The number of transistors on a computer chip will double every 2 years. Actually, Moore was a little conservative because we are seeing the speed of a microprocessor double about every year.
If the transistors in a microprocessor were represented by people, the number of people on an Intel 4004 back in 1972 would be about 2300 or about the capacity of the local Palace Theater. On the Core i7 Extreme chip introduced in 2011, the number of transistors were 1.3 billion or about the population of China.
Actually our smartphones are more powerful than the desktops that we were using in the early 90’s.
So what does this all mean? At the rate of change of technology today, the minute that we personally stop embracing new technology is he same minute that technology will pass us by. We need to continually update our skills otherwise our skills become…irrelevant.
The lesson here is to remain relevant…technically smart…and creative.
The answer to the question above is d. 70%. But I think you already knew that.
Everyone have a terrific week.
Ken Lazar, CEO
Ability Professional Network, LLC
Experts in Recruiting Sales Professionals