Jeremy Goldman, CEO of Firebrand Group & host at The Future Project, sat down with Bold Biz to discuss the future of technology, work, business, finance and more!
Posted by BoldTV on Sunday, September 16, 2018
Expectations for the future of technology
The question is what are the technologies that are going to win the day with respect to tomorrow. Is it augmented reality? Is it drones? Is it artificial intelligence? We have to figure out how to embrace all of these things, when they are going to break and how important they will be to our business operations.
Automation and jobs
Automation is on the rise, and you have organizations that can make more money because they can do more automation. But it creates a conflict with governments because fewer people will be employed because of said automation. There are arguments that it will be great when nobody has jobs, and then arguments that we as humans just want to be useful. Over the next 20-25 years, there will be increased automation, and there may not be as much of a need for people. The counterargument is that we will start doing “more value-added analysis” on top of that automation.
The Google Glass
Why did the Google Glass not succeed? Goldman says it is because at our core, “we still have a lizard brain.” It is the same reason that seeing somebody talking on a headset bothers you but seeing somebody talking to another person doesn’t. It is the primitive brain that still exists that is a bit afraid of things that are too strange.
Predictions for the future
Drones and automation are definitely going to be a major factor in the future, Goldman said. You can have a drone do certain work, and have humans controlling the drones as their new job. It is not far in the future. The question will become, once automation is more widespread, will employers put employees in new jobs or just pocket the profits that come from automation?
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