Future vs past

One of my favorite quotes is:

The future is already here – it is just not evenly distributed

William Gibson

It captures both the speed that new technology is being invented and adopted at, while at the same time acknowledging that there are very large pockets of society which are surprisingly untouched by technology.

In the last few days just using ChatGPT have gotten me quite inspired to think about the future. During the same few days I have tried to do regular searches with Bing and was shocked by how bad the results were. Especially as Microsoft has invested billions and billions into Bing. Compared with Google it felt like Bing search is not living in future at all, but in the past circa 1998.

Author: Henrik Torstensson

Partner at Alliance VC. Investing in Nordic early-stage tech startups.

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