3 Takeaways from Chris Anderson’s Keynote at the Rock Stars of Innovation

(SocialTimes) Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics, and former editor-in-chief of Wired, opened the “Rock Stars of Innovation” conference in San Diego on Friday. Anderson reviewed his company’s rapid growth and he defined the growing San Diego/Tijuana technology corridor. He said the rapid technology development we see taking place now has happened only a few times in history. In his speech, he outlined the reasons for recent rapid changes, as well as the societal and technological context of his company’s success. Here are several of Anderson’s key thoughts:

1. The smartphone revolution has accelerated Moore’s Law and overall technology development.

2. The open source community is the key to future technology development.

3. The San Diego/Tijuana region challenges China’s manufacturing prowess by offering a time-to-market advantage.