The Tip of the Spear: Our Species and Technology at a Crossroads

Community Partner Jim Gibson’s book is foundational thinking for Thin Air Labs.






Tip of the Spear is a comprehensive study of the state of technology and its impact in the near term on the fate of our species.


Jim A. Gibson invites innovators, business, government, students, teachers, and parents to approach technological change with eyes wide open. While his views may incite ‘constructive’ fear, the take-away is proactive optimism.



"From digital disruption in almost every imaginable business arena to fundamental change in the every day fabric of our personal and social lives - change is here." - Jim A. Gibson

About the book. Tip of the Spear is a comprehensive study of the state of technology and its impact in the near term on the fate of our species. The three Laws of Disruption are at the center of the story which recognizes that:

  • The slope of the technology curve is dramatically increasing

  • The technology genies never go back into the bottle

  • and our linear systems of organization are not prepared.

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"Our use of the technologies we have invented are now poised on a blade’s edge. Either the Tip of the Spear levels the playing field in the areas of Governance, Finance, and Education, or we use these extraordinary technologies to create further concentrations of wealth and increased inequality. We have a choice, we can use our newly connected planet to have real conversations, or we let it devolve into a rabble at the gate." - Jim A. Gibson

About the Author Passionate, experienced, and an infinitely curious entrepreneur, Jim Gibson shares his cautionary tale of innovation and disruption in a human world. Tip of the Spear, is the product of his life’s work - spanning over 30 years at the forefront of technology and change. Read MoreInterested in sharing the Tip of The Spear within your company, school, or organization? Please get in touch for bulk orders, special rates and accompanying speaking engagements with Jim Gibson.


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