An example of the paths many of us follow can be seen in our ability to check the time on a digital device. We’ve even reached the point where it’s no longer necessary to know how to read an analog clock.

There must be a lot of devices to make them this accessible, right? According to an article in the Independent, there have been more mobile devices alone than people in the world since 2014. Recent numbers as of April 2017 have that number about 300 million south of 1 billion more devices than people alive. While we’re at it I’d like to note that deaths have slowed from seven seconds in the 2000s to every 11 seconds now.

All of these things demonstrate an idea called efficacy. As I’ve understood it, efficacy is ease of use. A search reveals that it’s not the dictionary definition. Anyway, ease of use is also the means by which information products become available. Once someone understands how something works, that same person can teach how other people can do so. And if something belongs to all of us, such as human potential, it stands to reason that they can also show someone else how to do what they have done – and shorten the learning curve. I’ll share an example.

A friend mine, Jon Weber, speaks at times at his local university’s entrepreneurship club. During a visit that I made to this club, I learned from Jon about the previous notion: that anyone can take information and make it easier to access. As a matter of fact, it’s partially behind the value of search engines.

Under his main website, you can see a page called CharityScout. I won’t spoil what you might learn from discovering this yourself. What I will do is say that when put to scale, the same thing can be done for so much more. An example of such is the ten million dollar project, usafacts.

So it’s been done before. So what? That proves to you – and everyone else around you – that it’s possible! Do you want to achieve it? What is ‘it’ to you? By the way, if someone hasn’t achieved it, there is plenty you can do.

Want to contrast the population and mobile data yourself? The Independent used this mobile tracker and this population counter for that purpose.

Here is Jon’s website.

Shoutout to The Independent for citing their sources properly.


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