What to expect from deep tech

Guy Perelmuter is a computer engineer with a Master’s in Electrical Engineering. He is also a deep tech investor through his venture capital firm, GRIDS Capital.

Below, Perelmuter shares 5 key insights from his new book, Present Future: Business, Science, and the Deep Tech Revolution. Listen to the audio version—read by Perelmuter himself—in the Next Big Idea App.

1. Our collective history has always been driven by technology.

We should overthrow this myth that we are “living in a period of change.” The entire history of civilization is all about change—and, more than that, about technological change. This is what defines us as a species, and propels us forward. Change is coming faster and faster, and will likely accelerate even more.

It is not as if this is something new in our history. Progress is a relentless part of human nature. There are many technologies that will shape our world for decades to come, and because of the lightning-fast…

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