London is still the leader in the digital revolution

Dec 3, 2018 · Guest post from Rohan Silva, Co-founder of Second Home for The Evening Standard

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When Steve Jobs was a young man, he came across a statistic that fascinated him.

The stat showed that the condor is the most efficient animal on Earth in that it uses the least energy to travel a kilometre, gliding on its giant wings. By comparison humans are pretty inefficient — we consume a fair amount of calories just walking or running about.But when we climb onto a bicycle, everything changes.

In fact, we totally blow the condor away, becoming way more efficient at getting around than any other species. For Jobs, this was a revelation, because it helped him see how tools that we invent can help us become so much more capable and effective than ever before.

This is especially true for emerging digital technologies. As Jobs put it so well: "A computer is the most remarkable tool we’ve ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

In recent years, we’ve all come to see how right the Apple founder was.

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