Americas: It’s Time to Face Our Scary Beasts
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There are two large elephants sharing the room with associations and our meetings, and it’s time we faced them.
The first is the ever-increasing facility with which even the most complex information and knowledge can be accessed. This is steadily eroding the traditional monopoly that associations once enjoyed as gatekeepers to their specialized fields of expertise. Moore’s Law shows no signs of easing, so processing power will continue to double every 18 months, and algorithmic innovation in artificial intelligence and big data analytics is moving even faster.