This is the third in a series of articles that explore the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on how we are living our lives today and what we can do to ready ourselves for the workplace of the future.
May the 4th Industrial Revolution be with You – Part 2: You can Check Out Any Time You like but You can Never Leave
This is the second in a series of articles that explore the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on how we are living our lives today and how we should go about earning a living in the years to come.
This is the first in a series of articles that explore the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on modern society. To understand this phenomenon requires that we think beyond the concept of digital and take a closer look at how the digital space impacts the human space.
Technological disruptions are defining this era of rapid business transformation and driving a set of deep rooted questions about the future of work, the implications for organizations, management and employees and how we can navigate to the ‘next horizon’.
Recent discoveries of exoplanets that are relatively close to our solar system are used to illustrate the importance of “visualization”—of future consumer lifestyles, work and recreation, and product and service preferences—for the process of innovation. Different aspects of the visualization concept are discussed, including distinctions between consumers and companies, the importance of widely shared images and competition, and a possible role for Zen philosophy. Particular attention is devoted to visualizations associated with digital innovations, such as smartphones, voice assistants and the internet of things. A key conclusion of the discussion below is that the concept of disruptive innovation should be expanded to include the idea of disruptive visualization. The latter phenomenon will probably become more prevalent in the future.