A stunning photo comparison. Coincidentally, 26 years is a length of time that Empowered Wealth uses to measure the time span of a generation – when a young child of today will start a family of his or her own. In that time span, according to Moore's Law (i.e., computing power doubling every 2 years), computers will be 8,192 times more powerful than today. The assumptions and sense of possibilities of a Shanghai citizen 26 years ago probably did not encompass what actually has occurred and all of the unintended byproducts of rapid growth and modernization.
With modern technology, it's not too much of an exaggeration to say that we all symbolically in Shanghai. Can we adapt to this rapid rate of change and thrive?
26 Years of Growth: Shanghai Then and Now
Reuters photographer Carlos Barria recently spent time in Shanghai, China, the fastest-growing city in the world
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