Message from Takeda

A Complex Formula for Prosperity – Paving the way for New Era –

Over the past few years, we have witnessed a world in upheaval. Without a doubt, the world is beginning to shift into a new era, and the United States, China, the European Union, and even parts of the Global South are beginning to build the framework for the next era of prosperity. The “technology” to make this happen refers not simply only to individual fields such as IoT and semiconductor artificial intelligence, but also to a set of technologies that promise a new era of prosperity, from information technologies such as digital, semiconductor, AI, and quantum information science (QIS) to 19 other fields including green energy, space, drug discovery and medicine.

In his inaugural address in 2021, U.S. President Biden stated that companies and countries with these technologies will surely prosper, and he has started developing a strategy for the introduction of this CET. The speed of introduction of this CET and the group of technologies will determine the economic, industrial, social, and security prosperity of the new era. In other words, we have entered an era in which CET-based strategies will be at the core of geopolitics. However, it is difficult for the U.S. alone to cover the introduction of CET. And even no policy has been finalized on how to proceed with regulations and role making by Japan, the U.S., the EU, and the UK. Therefore, they are moving forward in collaboration with allied countries such as the EU, Japan, and South Korea.

We learned from Schumpeter and Drucker’s Prosperity Formula how important innovation is. The equation for the next era will require a different element. That is the diffusion of new knowledge and technologies brought about by innovation to many companies and nations, and the creation of a “pan-human resource” capable of utilizing those technologies. And the challenge is to coordinate this diffusion and pan-human resources (education). 

In any case, we need a deeper understanding of the “complex mating equations” that will create the next era. Further complicating the issue is the existence of China, whose system is different from that of Western democracies. It is also important to recognize that they operate on a different equation: amidst the complexity of CET itself and the geopolitics of the world, it is time for the US and Japan, or Japan and Europe (EU + UK + Switzerland), to work together to create a “prosperity equation” for democracy that includes regulations and rules.

May 2024

                                                                                                                                                   Shuzaburo Takeda, Ph.D.


                                                                                                                                                             Takeda & Associates


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