I attempt to observe the largest possible picture, from an historical and anthropological viewpoint, feeling that this viewpoint may produce the widest perspective in facilitating an understanding of developing and maturing business activity, which directly affects investment decisions. It's a big planet, with a lot going on everywhere, and we live in the greatest acceleration of change in human history. The confluence of personal access to computational horsepower, unlimited information-sharing, and access to instant world-wide communication have already exceeded my science-fiction fantasies. We have already created the "World Brain". The best is yet to come!