Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist who specializes in technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain. He's the author of "Anarchy, Inc.: Profiting in a Decentralized World with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain" (2018, Authority Publishing) as well as four other titles. He speaks about technology trends at government and corporate events all around the world.
Anarchy is coming. Decentralization is accelerating, and technology is facilitating the trend. Nobody trusts traditional institutions or authority figures anymore. Bitcoin, open source, Uber, social media and the Arab Spring are all examples of anarchy in action. Tomorrow's leaders need to understand these trends if they wish to thrive in a decentralized economy.