Disruption >> Innovation
What's a little harder to see is disruption to the entire order. We are so used to change in Silicon Valley that we don't always see how fast a complete transformation shifts into place ... or what it takes for that shift to happen.
Since I first heard Bucky Fuller explain the essential discipline of doing more with less, shifting from "fossil fuels" to renewable energy has been the obvious answer for me. I still regularly encounter skepticism, but that's normal for those of us who act upon the pressing need for clean energy.
One person who has done an excellent job of articulating this need and the opportunity it represents is Tony Seba [video]. He calls it Clean Disruption [slide deck]. Clean disruption goes far beyond clean innovation. Echoing that sentiment in the context of becoming Solar Nations, it's high time for humanity to make an about-face, to abandon fossil fuels, not only because it's necessary but also because it's more effective, and more economical ... by far.
Tony sees the big picture. It's not hard, after all. Here's how he laid it out for transportation in his presentation (slide #70):
©2016 Tony Seba
In the modern 3D city, transportation will soon become 3D too, something like this:
|4D - Clean Transportation|
(with apologies to Tony Seba)
|Ahh, that's better.|
|4D Transportation as if people mattered|
And travelers win too. Because elevated vehicles can't hit people, the passengers in podcars zooming overhead will get to where they're going much faster.
Now that's what I call disruption!
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