These are some of the questions that inspired the 24Life team as we contemplated the incredible future that is evolving before our very eyes and what that means for our workouts, our fitness, our health and our lives. It is inspiring to think deep thoughts about the future even as it is unfolding. According to Ray Kurzweil, famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow, and Peter Diamandis, founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, we are in a moment of exponential innovation and explosive developments in technologies that are rapidly accelerating and shaping major industries—and these impact every aspect of our lives, including health and fitness. “Exponential” technologies include artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality (AR, VR), data science, digital biology and biotech, medicine, nanotech and digital fabrication, networks and computing systems, robotics, and autonomous vehicles.
The rate of change today is the slowest we will ever experience—so how we train, prepare, eat, sleep and show up needs to adapt along the way. As the world changes, how we move, how we work, how we live and how we connect with others will also change. To answer big questions—and discuss the little details that have massive impact—and to better understand the possibilities emerging around us, we turned to the best and brightest minds to investigate key areas of exponential growth, including technology, communications, media, food, fitness, health, beauty, media, environment and money.
The August issue of 24Life reflects our commitment to connecting you to a wellspring of new ideas, as well as our passion for encouraging you to think harder about the future that you want to inhabit. We hope that you find this issue insightful, inspirational and an invitation to the innovations that are yet to come. You’ve heard the saying, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” To me, that has always meant reaching back and honoring what matters to you, thinking forward to where you want to go, and allowing both to enhance the decisions you make today.