The New Minimum AbilityMay 26, 2022 2022-05-26 17:00
The New Minimum Ability
The New Minimum Ability
I have an ability, which is also my passion.
(And one of the reasons why Transformative Tech exists)
I am very good at seeing things that don’t seem connected, and finding the connection between them.
And I want to build bridges between them, which will make a big difference for the world.
In a conversation with my editor, I realized the core premise of Transformative Tech, and what I do believe, is that accelerating human growth and potential is THE ABSOLUTE THING THAT HUMANITY NEEDS.
Reimagining ourselves, our minds, and our bodies.
But in a good, and healthy, and WHOLE way.
Growth is the new minimum that is what humanity needs.
To succeed, whatever that means to each one of us.
To build technology while maintaining our agency and to use technology while maintaining our sanity.
To be aware and look for solutions that our world most utterly needs.
And, finally, for Transformative Tech builders, because it is our responsibility.
Your tech is a reflection of your capacities.
You cannot build tech if you are not working on your own growth. It is too powerful. You are building tools that have the potential to impact billions of people.
In looking at the world today, I believe:
1. Growth and Leadership are the new minimum.
Personal growth is now required to succeed in your vocation*. It’s the same thing.
2. Powerful technologies require personal growth.
If your vocation is technology, then personal growth is an act of responsibility. You wield tremendous power and should know who you are to do so. If you use technology, then personal growth is how you maintain your agency and sanity.
3. Whole people can innovate better technologies.
Our species has problems from climate change to income inequality to health, and we need solutions. Becoming a whole person increases your odds of creating one.
4. By building tools for wholeness, Transformative Tech is exponentially impactful for humanity.
In our category of tech, we are endeavoring to build tools to support wholeness for billions.
5. If you attempt to build tools to restore wholeness, then you MUST do your work.
Wellness, wellbeing and transformative technology has the potential to help shift the mindsets of billions, but it also comes with risks and challenges.
At its best, wellbeing tech can help humans heal, grow and expand their minds resulting in whole and healthy humans capable of building a bright future throughout the world.
But it also has the potential to savage privacy, drive anxiety generating hypervigilance, and reduce the ineffable to “data.”
We have arrived at a pivotal moment in the development of wellbeing technology where, recognizing that the tech we build is a reflection of our personal capacity, we must develop as people while we design
While you build, the task for you is to do whatever it takes to heal, skill and expand yourself.
Deepen and become a spectacularly present, mature, and psychologically healthy whole human.
Build everything you touch from there — your companies, your lives, your families, your communities.
Over the years of working with founders, doing my own growth work, and just paying attention, I’ve seen three categories of tools that people use to evolve.
1) Paradigm shifters,
2) De-patterning methods, and
3) Capacity builders.
In my next blog, I’ll describe this framework in detail.
I’d love to hear what tools you have used.
P.S. * I use the term vocation as dharma inspired by the brilliant Stephen Cope in the Great Work of Your Life
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