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EPILOGUE

When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.

—John Richardson, Jr.

We live in a tropical rainforestlike innovation ecology. The size of our crowd is our diversity, our minds are the soil, and our ideas are the rich nutrients. Now if we can just get to pass us those dark clouds hovering above that are our current regulatory and intellectual property realities, when the light shines down here, we’re going to have growth in a way this planet has never seen.

It’s important to look back at history for a moment, at a time when massive socioeconomic changes occurred, for some key sights moving forward. The first Industrial Revolution, characterized ...

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