Try to guess how far you'd get if you took 30 steps right now.
It's not that hard. Maybe 40 feet, 50 feet? Now try to guess how far you'd get if those were exponential steps, growing at a significantly faster rate each time.
"You would circle the globe 26 times," Corning's John Bayne told more than 60 journalists from media outlets around the world, gathered at Corning's Silicon Valley facility for the unveiling of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 and Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX and DX+.
The vice president and general manager of Gorilla Glass was borrowing an illustration about the pace of exponential innovation. In today's Digital Era, Bayne said, we're living through a period of intensely rapid growth, and it's hard to predict where each development will lead next.
But for Corning, there is a clear call to action:
"The answer has to be innovate more. You absolutely have to innovate. That's what we've seen smartphones do, and that's what Corning does to support the industry," Bayne said.
"That's what we've done with Gorilla Glass 6."