The world is in the midst of another great opening: the Age of the Terrific Deal. It started in America several decades ago and has been gathering momentum ever since. It's about to accelerate very sharply. It's based on technology and imagination. Combine the Internet, wireless satellites, and fiber optics, great leaps in computing power (through circuits no wider than a few atoms), a quantum expansion of broadband connection (transmitting more and faster digital data into homes and offices through networks of fiber-optic cables and constellations of satellites), a map of the human genome and tools to select and combine genes and even molecules — and you've got a giant, real-time, global bazaar of almost infinite choice and possibility.

Robert B. Reich, The Future of Success