Peer to Peer Magazine

June 2012

The quarterly publication of the International Legal Technology Association

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The Path to Becoming a Knowledge Organization by Hector Cruz "In a knowledge economy, the firm doesn't just plan for the future, it continuously creates the future." — Ikujiro Nonaka A Vision of the Future To cast light on the year 2020, just eight short years away, we turn to futurist Ray Kurzweil, who may be the most famous high-tech futurist, inventor and author of our time. Kurzweil wrote three books that portray a future in which science exceeds human capacities. His track record on predicting outcomes is very good; according to his article "How My Predictions Are Faring," he is 86 percent accurate. In the late 1980s, he predicted the rise of the Internet; in the early 1990s, he predicted cloud computing and ubiquitous wireless devices. Based on Kurzweil's book "The Singularity Since the dawn of man, we have pondered our fate and predicted our future. With a bevy of life-changing technologies on the horizon, it may appear that technology can solve all of our problems. But technology is not the primary element driving the legal profession, it's the people. As we implement new technologies in the workplace, we need to make sure our people are prepared to adjust their processes and share their knowledge. Knowledge is what will stand us apart from our competitors and drive us on the path of success. 56 Peer to Peer

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