“The Future Is Already Here, It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed”
This quote by famous science fiction writer and futurist William Gibson is just as true today as it was in the 1990s. Notwithstanding the futuristic nature of his work, Gibson’s capacity for prescience was astounding. Among other mainstays of today’s technophilic lexicon, he is responsible for coining the term cyberspace. Released in the early 80s, Gibson’s short stories ‘Burning Chrome’ and ‘Neuromancer’ inspired the small but rapidly growing cyberpunk movement and challenged generations of readers to imagine a world where technology was ubiquitous. In this issue of The STAR Businessweek we’ll look at a technology that some herald as a more important innovation than the internet itself. What could it mean for business in the Caribbean? Learn more in our lead story: Can the Caribbean Become the Next Cryptovalley? Starting on page 4, the ECCB is also looking to the future in our interview with Governor Antoine about the Central Bank’s vision for combatting stagnant GDP growth and debt in the region.