Fast Company Editor Robert Safian celebrates the magazine’s 20th anniversary by looking forward.
“He points to a historical precedent that is now hundreds of years old: the steam engine. When first invented, its function was to remove water from mines. Only later was the technology applied to other arenas, spawning steamships and railroads and turbocharging industry. The advent of connected mobile technology is just as powerful and equally underestimated, Vestberg says. We are still in the early stages, with implications for health care, education, banking, energy, manu-facturing, and more. “Our imagination is our limitation,” he says.”