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Dan Abelow, Inventor Expandiverse Technology and Digital Earth 2025 Architecture
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Backgrounder: Start Here to Accelerate and Lead:

What a leader needs to know to take advantage of the coming years of disruptions and opportunities. (skimmable 55-page e-book)

Fast Facts:

  • Components:  Expandiverse Technology, and Digital Earth 2025 Roadmaps, and Breakthrough UX Services
  • What is it?  History’s first attempt to create technology, strategic roadmaps and services to help build a people-first Digital Earth that can stand next to the physical world.
  • The problem / opportunity:  The Earth is entering a historic inflection point: Over the next decade, over $1 trillion will be spent on Digital Transformation by people, companies, governments and the vendors who serve them. We are not prepared. We are entering countless corporate Digital Transformations without a global roadmap, architecture or goal. As we rapidly burn through one of the largest technology advances in history, imagine what we could produce if we knew where we were going. We are entering history’s first opportunity to become the successful planet we want and need. Will we achieve enough during the coming years and decade?
  • The Expandiverse:  Leap ahead to a Digital Earth with powerful new benefits and incentives:  By 2025 the network could deliver the world’s best knowledge, digital tools and resources as an embedded part of what people do while connected. Every person and company could rise to the world’s highest levels. On this new kind of Digital Earth, every person can choose exponential personal growth. That world’s people will improve their productivity in real-time today. Then improve themselves again tomorrow. To enable that, Digital Earth companies gain a new competitive advantage — invisible, always on relationships with markets and people worldwide.
  • Fundamental differences of the Expandiverse:  When we consciously design, build and run a Digital Earth, we will control reality. Our new, next question is “What kind of world would you like to live in?” When we control reality, why not live in a far more successful and happier Digital Earth than the limited, scarcity-driven physical world we have today? The Expandiverse describes a Digital Earth without a ceiling, a culture without limits. Could we build a world where today’s greatness becomes normal, where everyone becomes a global person with the world’s best knowledge, digital tools and resources delivered to them every minute based on what they do? The world has advanced at this scale before. Today’s middle class lives better than the elites of the Middle Ages. Within a decade or so, greatness could be the norm.
  • Technology:  Within 10 months after the first Expandiverse Technology patent was issued, this was cited by over 500 subsequent patents. Over 1 in 5 of those citations are from 8 of the 10 biggest tech companies in the world, which include Apple, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Oracle.
  • Patents From the Future™:  This patent’s 1,400 page specification was divided into 31 areas of technology by the U.S. Patent Office. This enables the growth of a patent family between now and 2031, when this IP expires.
  • Roadmaps:  See for roadmaps, briefings, videos and foresight articles of how a Digital Earth could work in about a decade:
    • Living on this Digital Earth is well illustrated, with many “Day in the Life” examples.
    • Two home page videos are about a real-time global supply chain and economy for tomorrow’s continuously connected planet.
    • Two other home page videos are about “always on consumer-vendor relationships” where positive “always on” connections in “Shared Life Spaces” replace the Internet’s failing advertising model.
    • The health advances include a healthcare firewall to guard against disease outbreaks in real time.
    • Education advances turn today’s “static knowledge” into “Active Knowledge” that finds you. Based on what you do, you can constantly learn the world’s best ways to succeed — with with an embedded channel to the best digital tools so you can succeed immediately. Life becomes learning, and learning becomes the opportunity to rise to the top. By everyone, every minute.
  • Services: describes four core business services of speaking, advising, building and joining. This is not a startup to build the Expandiverse. It is a service to help the Expandiverse be built.
  • Dan Abelow, Inventor and Founder:  Dan holds degrees from Harvard and the Wharton School. His consulting clients have included Cisco Systems, Accenture, Agilent, Convergys, Fiserv and Harvard Business School. He has written six books that included co-authoring a Prentice-Hall college textbook on Data Communications.
  • Past inventions:  Dan’s previous patents are in the fields of digital content and accessibility, and digital communications. His two core patents have been cited by over 190 subsequent patents* (digital content and accessibility), and by over 670 subsequent patents* (digital communications). Dan sold his previous patents and IP portfolio in 2004, and the new owners licensed those patents to over 500 companies that included:
  • Expandiverse revenues and funding:  Privately owned. Not disclosed.
  • Primary funding source:  Self-funded. Funds earned by the 2004 sale of Dan’s previous portfolio of patents and IP. Expandiverse Technology had to be self-funded because it’s original goals were global improvement. If an independent invention does not directly contribute to corporate profits, it must be self-funded. But Expandiverse Technology’s building and implementation stages now offer industry leadership and global leadership opportunities, so corporate involvement can begin.
  • Expandiverse Trademarks:  Expandiverse, Patents From the Future™
  • Potential contribution:  Humanity and the Earth face seemingly unsolvable crises as we grow to 9 billion people with billions in poverty who must consume more, declining middle classes who want to live better, and companies that must grow and earn more profits to satisfy shareholders. Governments promote economic growth to solve income inequality. We all demand centuries of unlimited consumption on a limited physical planet.As companies and societies go through the coming decade’s Digital Transformation, where will we find a global roadmap? How will we operate and prosper in the future? What will we become in 5 years? In 2025?
  • The goal of the Expandiverse is to contribute a new option: Companies and societies can consider starting at the goal line, a successful Digital Earth, and build their parts of it. To see the big picture quickly, go to this page to see Dan’s 32 minute keynote speech, “The Future of Devices: The Crisis of Success and the Journey to Greatness.”

Patent citations as an indicator of value and adoption:

*Value indicator: According to research, patent “citations indicate the extent to which those innovations turn out to be ‘important’ and hence presumably more valuable” (p. 17 in “Market Value and Patent Citations” in the Rand Journal of Economics)

  • The mean number of citations per patent is three. (p. 32)
  • Only a few dozen (out of millions of patents) receive 100 citations. (p. 25)
  • Just four patents received more than 200 citations. (p. 15)
  • Firms with 20 citations and more “command a staggering 54% market value premium.” (p. 4)

Adoption indicator: A different indicator of patent contributions was calculated in “Prediction of Emerging Technologies Based on Analysis of the U.S. Patent Citation Network.” The authors said, “A predictor, called the citation vector, is defined for characterizing technological development to show how a patent cited by other patents belongs to various industrial fields. The clustering technique adopted is able to detect the new emerging recombinations, and predicts emerging new technology clusters.”

Dan Abelow’s 6 core patents show atypical numbers of citations:

  • In about 4 months after it was issued, the first Expandiverse Technology patent application and patent has over 420 citations by subsequent patents (U.S. Patent Application 13068942; U.S. Patent 9183560; expires May 2033). This includes over 85 patent citations from 8 of the 10 biggest tech companies in the world: Apple, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Oracle and Hon Hai (Foxconn).
  • Abelow’s patent on digital content and accessibility has over 190 citations (U.S. Patent 5251294).
  • Abelow’s patent on digital communications has over 690 citations (U.S. Patent 5999908).
  • Abelow’s 6 core patents (including their applications) have been cited over 2,100 times — which is a very large number of cites for a single independent inventor to receive.

Future contributions indicator: Dan sold his previous patent portfolio and IP in 2004. The new owners licensed over 500 companies. Dan used the revenue from that sale to fund the creation of Expandiverse Technology and Digital Earth 2025 Architecture.

Origin and History:

Expandiverse Technology took years of confidential, private development.

The key insight came in 2007, with Dan Abelow’s realization that from our beginning, humanity has known only physical reality: the only world is the physical world in front of us.

Abelow concluded that it is inevitable that our known world will expand. The constant use of digital devices, screens and technologies will produce a new Digital Earth that stands next to physical reality. Always on, always in use, this will include continuous “Shared Planetary Life Spaces” with everyone everywhere they choose to be, enjoying continuous worldwide connections of many types, in multiple presences with Active Knowledge and the world’s best digital resources.

Other key insights included the potential impact: A Digital Earth might outgrow the physical world’s ceilings, so everyone could achieve upward and rise to the top of society. There are historic parallels. Before the industrial revolution the world’s wealthy lived poorer lives than many in today’s middle class. Similarly, could today’s greatness become average on a Digital Earth?

On tomorrow’s Digital Earth history’s pyramid might invert, with most people at the top of society instead of at the bottom. If this new level of achievements could grow markets by multiples instead of small percentages, tomorrow’s leading companies would earn enormous benefits and profits, too. That would put a premium on becoming a leading company that enables tomorrow’s Digital Earth.

Now that the IP is developed and the first patent will be in force until 2033, the inventor has a new goal. To help companies gain competitive advantages and market leadership by transforming the world into a more powerful Digital Earth — the Expandiverse.

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