As this article from 1843 Magazine outlines, the world’s attention these days is focused on technology, yet there is a growing trend for craft and artisan companies that look more like workshops from the pre-industrial world.
Accenture has released its Technology Vision 2018 report, titled Intelligent Enterprise Unleashed. The report details five trends that they predict will allow companies to take advantage of new technologies.
As organisations and business analysts turn their attention to the likely impact of artificial intelligence on the world of work, several key futures are emerging. Rather than a dystopian future where robots take everyone’s jobs, there is a definite convergence on the opportunity for human strengths and soft skills to complement those of AI and automation.
A prediction from the 1930s titled Office of the Future imagined office workers dressed in “light overalls, possibly uniform in type in every business house.”
Life, it seems, is essentially unpredictable. Even experts are pretty rubbish at predicting things. Consider research conducted by Philip Tetlock who undertook a two decade study into experts and what they knew or, indeed, didn’t.