Rapid Epic Disruption
“When you digitize a thing or a process, you disrupt the industry that profits from that thing or process. Let’s disrupt systemic racism.”
Taxi’s wouldn’t stop for us now they’re irrelevant to us.
How Long? Not Long.
That is the question and answer presented to us by the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The excellent news is that the moral arc towards justice no longer has to take a long time. Here is a real-life event that helps to bring to light the power of technology. Taxi’s in New York racially profiled Black Americans by refusing to serve us for decades. Politicians, clergy, or activists could not stop taxies from denying us service. Furthermore, to start a Taxi company required a NY Taxi medallion that at one point cost close to $1,000,000 making starting a Taxi company virtually impossible for most African Americans. Rideshare technology changed everything. In less than five years, rideshare technology disrupted the Taxi industry in New York. We no longer have to be subjected to the Taxi industry’s racist practices because of rideshare technology. It wasn’t marches led by activists nor elected officials that stopped the racist acts carried out by Taxi drivers. It was a free app. We can rise above systemic racism and create our own jobs in a matter of months with the technology that Newbeings 1619 provide. Let’s disrupt systemic racism. Newbeings 1619 is a tech startup that is in the business of R.E.D., Rapid Epic Disruption. “We innovate, or we dissipate.”
THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Digitized (Streaming) Music.
In 1999 a technology called peer-to-peer file-sharing became popular. This technology allowed users to share their digital files. In 2001 it became widely known that you could get free music by sharing digital music files. In 2001 the recorded music industry generated an average of $24 billion annually. Within five years, the music industry was disrupted, and major record store chains started going bankrupt. By 2011 peer-to-peer file-sharing technology and digital music files reduced the music industry’s average revenue down to $14 billion annually: no protests, no politicians, just disruptive technology. . See Napster Wiki.
MOVIE & VIDEO RENTAL INDUSTRY
Digitized (Streaming) Movies
Digitized (Online) Shopping.
Since online shopping began, retail stores and malls have been steadily going out of business. Amazon revolutionized online shopping and accelerated the closing of malls and retail chains at speeds never seen before. No protests, no politicians, just technology. See CNN