Future Friday: The future of work is NOT leisure- From the Archive

I am taking the day off today and spending time with family members in California. I decided to repost something from the archive for today. I am an optimist about jobs being created in the future. I see that we are inherently workers and if we don’t have a job we will create a job. …

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Future Friday: There is Nothing Bright about a Humanless Management Future

Today’s post is a guest post written by Nate Vickery, a business technology expert and a futurist mostly engaged in finding and implementation of the latest technology trends into SMB and startups management and marketing processes. Nate is also the editor-in-chief at business oriented blog- Bizzmarkblog.com. He has written this very interesting post about business automation.  …

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Future Friday: Who is helped by a reduced workweek?

A study coming out of Australia has indicated that a reduced workweek of optimally 25 hours per week helps workers over the age of 40 in terms of their mental functioning. An analysis of this research suggested that workers would benefit by working fewer days or fewer hours per day. They wondered if this benefit …

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Future Friday: The future of work is NOT leisure

There are a number of authors and others that see a dismal side to the increasing use of automation. One of these is Rice University computer scientist and director of Rice’s Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology, Moshe Vardi.  According to the author of How Will Humans Handle the Boredom That Comes with A.I. Taking …

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Future Friday: Will automation adversely affect women in the workplace?

The World Economic Forum (WEF) released a report on January 19, 2016 that is rather gloomy as it relates to the global trends surrounding women in the workplace. Their report indicates that there will be job losses due to what they call “disruptive technologies” that will not be offset by job creation in new technology …

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Is there an embeddable device in your future?

I am away this week at an IBM #NewWaytoWork conference as an invited “Influencer” for my work writing about the future. For this week I am going to highlight a view posts that discuss some of the issues of mobility that we will be discussing at the conference. Originally published in July of 2015 I …

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Supermobility

I am away this week at an IBM #NewWaytoWork conference as an invited “Influencer” for my work writing about the future. For this week I am going to highlight a view posts that discuss some of the issues of mobility that we will be discussing at the conference. At the conference we will be talking …

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Future Friday: The world of work and the Internet of Things

Most of you have heard the term “Internet of Things” or IoT. Wikipedia defines it as: “..the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the production, operator and/or other connected devices based on the infrastructure of International Telecommunication Union’s Global Standards Initiative. …

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Future Friday: Repetition may spell the end of your job

I am currently reading Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford. Martin is a software development entrepreneur who has been in computer design and software development over 25 years. Working in Silicon Valley he has seen the effect of automation and robotics on the world of work. The subtitle of his book is Technology and …

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