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Losing our brains with disruptive technologies (I): A prelude to our journey.

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“Watching Hydrangeas”. An aquarelle practice by Eleonora Escalante, 2019. Painted on Moulin du Roy Canson Watercolor paper, 300 GSM. Size 9″x 12″. Not for sale.

Have a beautiful commencement of 2020. I feel remarkably optimistic and constructive by opening the year with the saga “Losing our brains with disruptive technologies”. As I suggested last year,  “Losing our brains with disruptive technologies” is merely a fresh thoughtful and studious season of articles designed to counterbalance our tech roller-coaster insanity.

It will be the first time that we will write a critique to us without criticizing the new tumultuous technologies that nowadays concern us. We will try to write with specificity and generalization not only about how the coined current tech of artificial intelligence, digital communication, machine learning or genetic handling DNA technologies have disrupted us; but we will try to show you a particular storyline of how human beings have been degenerating their primary role in the planet, instead of evolving integrally during the last century. We promise to try to publish with the most simple but relevant vernacular language that we can, respecting the different audiences we already have. As you already know, sometimes we use an unusual rhetorical and expressive style buzzword; but we attempt to don´t bash it. For the sake of the ample audience this blog is targeting.

We wish “Losing our brains with disruptive technologies” to be comprehended by any grandmother or great grandfather of us that is still alive; we desire this saga to be understood by our next-generation Z (our nieces and nephews), many teenagers who are preparing themselves at High-school or simply joining the University. We also greet this epic to be treasured by the movers and shakers of the technology sector, top-quality faculty professors, academic authorities who teach business strategy, consulting partners and team leaders of McKinsey, Deloitte, Bain, E&Y, PWC, etc; bankers and venture capitalists who approve tech financing deals at a rate of nanoseconds, politicians from different countries; and finally to the rulers and wealth holders of the world who are asking themselves if the worthiness of trying to invade our universe with internet satellites is valid.

As usual, our traditional friends, former colleagues, and superiors from the International and Cooperation Development Scenario are also encouraged to read us: the World Bank Group, the United Nations network of organizations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Central Bank, the European Investment Bank, the USAID, the China Development Bank and the 15 European Development Financial Institutions I met are also welcome to follow this epic. We anticipate that our Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018 buddies will consider to read us again. Finally, we also devote this saga to more than 3,000 Salvadorans who are taking the time to read us, despite their busy schedules or their inherent difficulties to read in a foreign language which is not Spanish.  Each of our publications doesn´t take more than 5 minutes reading from your time account.

About this saga timing duration:  we promise to make “Losing our brains with disruptive technologies” a bit shorter. We are always learning, and we will try to be precise and “on point” for the 3 months reading ride. As usual, our frequency appearance will be respected: a maximum of 2 publications per week. In addition, we will try to embellish these publications with aquarelles.

For Eleonora Escalante Strategy, to compose about these topics is a responsibility of high caliber. In my personal experience, as a corporate strategy artist;  this saga is philosophically an immeasurable challenge. I have been ruminating about how to proceed with it for several weeks. And we promise solemnly to stick our thoughtful artillery for a positive net outgo. The core essence of this saga is our brains (everything we do with our cerebral mass). The core heart of this saga is human activity-based.  The core center of this epic is not disruptive technologies; even though these have triggered our current research and are affecting our brains deeply. In the end, “Losing our brains with disruptive technologies” will attempt more than to implore for stability in the middle of the tech turmoil… more than to beg for everlasting quality again instead of a one stand occasion (buy-use-throw away)… more than to supplicate for a slowdown on tech development and its deployments for the sake of our brains evolution.

Our saga hypothesis: we can innovate slowly and consistently without losing our brains in our purposes; our brains must learn to discern what is beneficial in terms of technology development and what is not;  otherwise the next generations will reap the abandonment and the lack of vision of our tech business harvests.

Finally, I would like to share an abstraction I have embraced during my vacations: Despite all the difficulties I have lived in El Salvador, I am beginning to be thankful for them. Without the past troubles,  I would not be here writing to you. Each obstacle I encountered in Central America since 2001, took me to search for new endeavors. Each blockage, push me to wait and find new roads. Each impediment took me to find the roots of my professional identity. Maybe after failing to find a job and writing so many cover letters to international banks and consulting positions in foreign lands, I was strained to start my own entrepreneurship path as a strategy writer. Petit a petit, I have started a new self-whispered phase with the branding of the placid soul. Ultimately I am learning to write with an even-tempered mode. We hope to reflect this style over time.

Before proceeding further,  let me reassure you that we decided to publish “Losing our brains with disruptive technologies”, just because we are able to do it. Or at least we believe that. I am committed to celebrating human life now that Generation X is closer to accomplish the 50th birthday. Maturing is not automatic, it takes a lot of years to see, decide to learn, tame the emotions, determine and conclude with confidence and rectitude; and then publish the way we do it right now. Still, let´s not forget we are always discerning and we are always open to discovering new things. We invite you to a wonderful voyage, a collective thinking bibliotheque of reflections through “Losing our brains with Disruptive Technologies”.

As an introduction to the saga, let´s kick off today with our general outline. This outline may be a subject to minor changes, just in case, we require it. But above all, we will stick to the stipulated deadline (Palm Sunday-5th of April 2020).  As you can observe, this week corresponds to the introduction phase. Thank you, see you again before the end of this week.

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If you wish to download the saga outline in PDF format, click here: Eliescalante Losing Our brains with disruptive tech Outline2020.

To be continued…

Disclaimer: Illustrations in Watercolor are painted by Eleonora Escalante. Other types of illustrations or videos (which are not mine) are used for educational purposes ONLY.  Nevertheless, the majority of the pictures, images or videos shown on this blog are not mine.  I do not own any of the lovely photos or images posted unless otherwise stated.

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