Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ken Klemm Spring Hill, FL, USA

Posted: 2016-11-02

The Times, They Are a-Changin’...

That song by Bob Dylan was sung at my high school 
graduation in 1972. The message for us was that our 
lives were about to change dramatically as we ventured 
out into the world.

But it was also prophetic about how the world itself 
and society would be changing over the course of our 
lives.

A bit of reverse imagination (how things used to be)...

My Philadelphia high school had computer terminals: 
typewriter keyboards with letter quality printers that 
produced typographic characters on continuous sheets of 
paper - the only feedback you got. Graphic images were 
displayed as patterns of typographic characters. These 
terminals were dialed into a mainframe computer at 
Princeton University in New Jersey.

Today I carry a smart phone in my pocket weighing 6 
ounces that has more computing power than all the 
combined computers at Princeton University in 1972. 
More than 70% of internet traffic today has one of 
these smart phones at one end of the route.

Ten years ago there were no smart phones. (Steve Jobs 
unveiled the iPhone in January 2007. Touchscreen 
Android phones launched in February 2010.)

Today the most popular medium for human dialogue is 
Facebook Messenger - probably the lowest form of human 
interaction so far.

Thirteen years ago there was no Facebook. (Founded 
February 4, 2004 - exactly ten months before Mentoring 
For Free.)

Today anyone can star in their own video show on 
YouTube.

Twelve years ago there was no YouTube. (Founded 
February 2005, bought by Google in October 2006 for 
$1.65 Billion.)

When I built my first website, 
BrooklynLittleLeague.org, in 1996 there was no Google. 
(Google.com was registered September 15, 1997.)

The oldest GPS satellite still in operation was 
launched in August 1991. Prior to that, we navigated 
with cumbersome things called maps.

Technology will always evolve. We utilize SYNTHETIC 
IMAGINATION
to embrace the constant changes, and learn 
to use the ever-evolving tools to our advantage.

We can exercise CREATIVE IMAGINATION without creating a 
new platform or requiring millions of development 
dollars. Most platforms today, including The Mentoring 
App, have a form for submitting suggestions.

There are no limits!

Your Friend and Servant,

Ken Klemm

P.S. “The line it is drawn 
The curse it is cast
The slowest now 
Will later be fast
As the present now 
Will later be past 
The order is rapidly fading 
And the first one now will later be last 
For the times they are a changing.” 
~ Bob Dylan