June 11, 2020

Reset? or Rethink?

The word ‘reset’ is being used a lot at the moment.   Not least by the World Ecnomic Forum.

Personally, I’m not convinced a reset is what we need.

Is simply stopping the machine, then restarting it – “turning it off and on again” going to be enough?   After all, it’s the same machine, with the same capabilities and the same structure as before, all that happens with a reset is that recent memory is wiped.

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”

No, I think we need something more radical, more difficult, but ultimately more rewarding.   A rethink, a reimagine, a redesign, a rework.

If we’re looking for a different result, we need to start with a different machine.