Innovation: a journey with no fixed destination and no set arrival time.
Sometimes without seat belts. It may sound frightening, but it's human destiny. Throughout hystory, whenever we try to create something new and important, we set off on a journey. It's the desire to create or discover new things that improve the world. The way we live. Sometimes, travel doesn't require moving, building an ark, crossing the desert or boarding an ocean liner or tramp steamer, armed only with our own poverty.
Travel can be entirely mental: it's knowledge. And this is humanity's most important journey.
Although we live in an world of knowledge, nothing is more important than our human capital. We are what we know. And we know what we have learned. This is the real engine of innovation. Our country has been a beacon for two millennia, it's in the history books, but we stopped learning a good while ago.
We have stopped travelling. That's why it's time to recover the spirit of our forbears.
The new frontier is the internet, the biggest platform for sharing knowledge humanity has ever known.
Not a computer network, but a network of people who learn. share, create, consume, care.
Do we understand it? No. That's why it's time to go door to door spreading the word.