In BC we have a little over 4 million souls spread throughout this glorious province – less than 1/10 of 1 percent of the population of the world.
Many of our ‘friendly competitors’ in Canada and abroad have created a place for technology to call home. In some cases this happened by chance, in some cases by design, and occasionally by a combination of the two.
Given that we are social beings, we thrive on being around like-minded folks to reinforce our aspirations and ideas, to challenge our great visions, to share contacts and energy. It is the friends and family model.
The end game of most technological innovation is to create wealth, a better life and more opportunity – none of which matter much if we don’t have a setting in which to share it all. BC needs such a home, a heart and a technology central. I see the perfect setting in False Creek Flats in Vancouver, including the yet to be fully developed Great Northern Way Campus.