Facility Management

Necessity, scarcity and purpose

Raoul listened to Marcus describing his examination of drivers of future progress in his industry.

“You know Raoul, I’ve been thinking about templosion. How the so-called exponential nature of change continues to impact our world while everything – cost, time, effort – gets smaller.” Marcus heard Raoul chuckle on the other end of the phone. “What’s so funny?”

“It’s a cool description, don’t you think? Our conversation clearly made an impact on you!”

“It did and I’m wondering if, and how, necessity, even scarcity, may be driving it.”

Raoul was quick to respond.

“My friend, the adage of necessity being the mother of invention. Well, even this is becoming unfashionable these days.”

“You think?”

“I do. In the home, for example, we’ve seen technology, over time, make our lives easier with food blenders, dish washers etc. My grandparents were none the wiser – they didn’t

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