"Cloud, computing, networks, AI, robots, healthcare, manufacturing we are passing through an amazing time and the pace of change just continues to accelerate. These changes are hard to comprehend, and it has been postulated that by around 2040 the technology change across so many domains will be racing ahead so fast that one cannot predict what is going to happen. In physics speak, it is beyond the event horizon, that place, as you enter the pull of a black hole, beyond which nothing can be seen."
Mark R. Hatch
YOUR GUIDE TO THE NEW INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND HOW TO UNLEASH YOUR INNER REVOLUTIONARY
Artisans, crafters, DIYers, and inventors around the globe are revolutionizing the way we shape the world. Read The Maker Revolution and discover how to join the vanguard of the revolution.
You′ll meet The Makers, the men and women who are undoing all the old paradigms and pushing the boundaries of innovation. You′ll learn about the communities, organizations, and technologies which are reengineering industry, business, economic development, and education. And you will discover how to connect with your inner Maker–revolutionary and make your own contribution and have a ball while you′re at it.
- Understand the drivers, depths, and goals of The Maker Movement
- Explore the major trends and technologies that enable makers
- Learn how institutions can engage and participate in The Maker Revolution
- Find your inner revolutionary and become a part of the changing world
The big problems facing humanity can only be solved by tapping the creativity, ingenuity, and innovation inherent in each of us. The Maker Movement and the revolution it has engendered gives everyone access to the knowledge, tools, experience, and community needed to change the world for the better. This book takes you inside the movement, and it helps you find your place in it.
Introduction: The Maker Revolution v
SECTION 1 Trends that are Driving the Maker Revolution
1 Exponential Technologies 3
2 Tools and Knowledge 21
3 Capital, Manufacturing, and Markets 33
4 Recapping the Drivers of the Revolution 49
SECTION 2 The Maker Revolution is Driving Major Changes
5 Economic Development 57
6 Innovation 75
7 Creativity 95
8 Education 109
SECTION 3 What Should We Do About It?
9 Institutional Response 131
10 A Call to Arms How Engaged Are You? 147