As the 4th Industrial Revolution heats up in the midst of rising geopolitical tensions, a raging pandemic, socioeconomic problems and unparalleled technological and scientific innovation, everyone confronts a myriad of challenges and disruptions to navigate in ever narrower time periods.
Humanity and everyone from politicians, to business leaders and influencers are confronted with all sorts of challenges. We are all confronted with the same sorts of challenges and I believe there are 2 components that will determine the success of both individuals and collective groups (from governments, corporations, businesses to entire nations and societies).
These 2 components are emotional and digital intelligence which collectively I am coining the acronym (EDQ).
Emotional Intelligence is becoming the hottest life and business skill in the 21st century. Emotional Intelligence or EQ is the ability to navigate one’s own mental landscape successfully and to foster creativity, emotional resilience, grit, passion, self-awareness and many other human traits. Why this is so critical is because people with higher levels of EQ have greater purpose, passion, and connection to themselves, to the world and to their place in the world. Many people are feeling greater levels of dissatisfaction, disconnection, anxiety and anger today admittedly. Without introspection, purpose, passion, connection, people will not be able to navigate today’s or tomorrow’s environment at all however. Because the world is changing at an unimaginable pace in all angles, and it is widely understood between many business leaders, technologists, philosophers and futurists that these changes are getting faster and faster. Much of this change relates to technological change that is sweeping the world and causing record levels of societal and geopolitical upheaval in record levels of time. It is getting harder and harder to recognize the world we live in anymore.
情绪智力正在成为21世纪最热门的生活和商业技能。 情绪智力或情商是一种能力，可以成功地导航自己的心理状况并培养创造力，情绪适应力，勇气，激情，自我意识和许多其他人类特征。 之所以如此重要，是因为拥有较高情商的人具有更大的目标，热情以及与自己，与世界以及与世界的地位的联系。 诚然，今天许多人都感到不满，不连贯，焦虑和愤怒。 如果没有内省，目的，热情，联系，人们将根本无法驾驭今天或明天的环境。 因为世界在各个方面都以令人难以想象的速度变化，并且许多商业领袖，技术人员，哲学家和未来主义者之间都普遍理解，这些变化越来越快。 这种变化大部分与技术变化有关，技术变化席卷全球，并在创纪录的时间水平上导致创纪录的社会和地缘政治动荡。 认识我们生活的世界变得越来越困难。
Think about it, Donald Trump, the rise of populist world leaders, Artificial Intelligence and Exponential Technologies that are changing the job market, automating many roles and creating a new world of work entirely different from the paradigm we had, record volumes of data, information and misinformation on the internet, protests that are ravaging the nation because we still are in conflict with each other over basic human rights and dignities, wealth inequality that is growing exponentially, and a pandemic that is wrecking the globe. Things are not looking very good for humanity right now, but we also see shades of good in the world also.
想想看，唐纳德·特朗普(Donald Trump)，民粹主义世界领导人，人工智能和指数技术的崛起正在改变就业市场，实现许多角色的自动化，并创造了一个完全不同于我们的范例的新工作世界，记录了数据，信息量以及互联网上的错误信息，抗议之声席卷全国，因为我们在基本人权和尊严，财富不平等成指数增长，以及流行病席卷全球的问题上仍在相互冲突。 目前对人类而言，事情看起来还不太好，但我们也看到了世界上美好的阴影。
Business leaders looking to do more on matters of ESG (Environmental, Social and Economic Governance) factors, social justice, etc. We also have many technologists and scientists working on making the world a better place, and using exponential technologies such as Biotech, Genomics, Big Data and AI to find vaccines for Covid19.
Disruption is here to stay and it is only going to accelerate. To navigate a fast changing world, to thrive in it, while solving problems that seem way bigger than us and over our heads is a daunting task. After all, we are all struggling individually with our own problems and life in general and now we are expected to help pitch in to solve other problems, all while keeping a cool head under increasing amounts of pressure, stress and disruption.
破坏将继续存在，并且只会加速发展。 驾驭瞬息万变的世界，在其中蓬勃发展，同时解决似乎比我们还遥遥领先的问题是一项艰巨的任务。 毕竟，我们每个人都在为自己的问题和生活作斗争，现在，我们有望帮助解决其他问题，同时在不断增加的压力，压力和破坏下保持冷静。
This brings me to my second point, we need Digital Intelligence (DQ) also. In an increasingly digital world where we have an abundance of digital technologies, volumes of information, just keeping up with new developments is a daunting task and we are suffering from burnout, information overload at record levels today. However, digital literacy and digital intelligence is vital for success today. The technologies we have are our greatest chance at addressing many of the problems that are plaguing our society for the first time in human history. If we can use these exponential technologies in a way to create new companies, markets and to disrupt old, legacy ones that benefits the collective than we will be doing some good for the collective rather than just individuals.
这使我想起第二点，我们也需要数字智能(DQ)。 在一个数字化的世界中，我们拥有大量的数字技术，信息量，跟上新的发展是一项艰巨的任务，并且我们正遭受倦怠的困扰，如今信息量达到了创纪录的水平。 但是，数字素养和数字智能对于今天的成功至关重要。 我们拥有的技术是解决人类历史上首次困扰我们社会的许多问题的最大机会。 如果我们能够以某种方式使用这些指数技术来创建新的公司，市场，并破坏使集体受益的旧的，遗留的，那么我们将为集体而不是仅仅为个人带来好处。
For example cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin could be the thing we need for creating a new monetary and economic system and disrupting older, legacy institutions such as monolithic technology megacorporations which are saddled with bureaucracy and are becoming (surveillance capitalistic corporations). Bitcoin and other peers can also disrupt or at least weaken older financial and monetary institutions and middlemen such as Central Banks and Governments which have created an unsustainable system of record levels of debt. Biotech can move us from sickcare to healthcare, and Artificial Intelligence can create a profound world of abundance if leveraged by the right parties. But decentralized economic models and new paradigms of business and economics can also make us a more resilient society able to cut friction, move faster to solve problems and become wealthier.
例如，像比特币这样的加密货币可能是我们创建新的货币和经济体系并破坏较旧的传统机构(例如，庞大的官僚机构并正在成为(监视资本主义公司)的大型技术公司)所需要的东西。 比特币和其他同业也可能破坏或至少削弱旧的金融和货币机构以及中间商，例如中央银行和政府，它们已经建立了不可持续的创纪录的债务水平体系。 生物技术可以将我们从疾病护理转移到医疗保健，而如果有正确的各方加以利用，人工智能可以创造一个丰富的世界。 但是去中心化的经济模型以及新的商业和经济学范式也可以使我们成为一个更具韧性的社会，能够减少摩擦，更快地解决问题并变得更加富有。
We need the willpower to help each other and give back. And there is no better thing than to give back to each other. It’s the only way we can make it as a species in the 21st century.
我们需要意志力互相帮助并回馈。 没有什么比回馈彼此更好。 这是我们使其成为21世纪物种的唯一途径。