It’s human nature to want to make a lasting impact with the innovations we create. To do something meaningful and enduring. To create a lasting legacy that makes the world a better place. I call this innovation with purpose.
In some cases, we need help to realize a vision we have that manifests this idea of innovation with purpose.
This week at an annual event we host in Keystone, Colorado, we premiered a new vision video with the objective of inspiring others to think about what innovations they can contribute to health care needs of our aging population. How do we make the future a better place for ourselves and our family members.
The video is titled, “The Near Future: A Better Place”
So why is the cable industry interested in the needs of those looking to age in place?
This is a need that will impact all of us. Today, roughly 8.5 percent of the world’s population is aged 65 and over. By 2050, this older population will represent 16.7 percent of the world total population.
The broadband networks provided by the cable industry are what will enable innovators to invent this vision of the near future. It will take an ecosystem to address this need and the broadband network is part of the ecosystem.
At CableLabs, we are tasked as the R&D and innovation lab for the global cable industry, we are focused on innovation with purpose. In this case, that innovation with purpose is to create and inspire innovations that allow people like Jim love a long and fulfilling life the way they want to live it.
In addition to the main film, there are two additional films to provide more background.
This film is a “Director's Commentary” where I describe the background and inspiration for the film.
This film is a look a the technology behind The Near Future: A Better Place.
If you want to see all of the vision video's I've created over the years, go check out this blog post: Predicting The Future With A Vision Video