In the U.S. the expectation is that sometime in the summer we’ll go back to pre-pandemic normalcy. So, some companies have announced that in a few months they’ll start accepting employees back in their offices.
I remember back in 2010 I started telling friends and people with businesses they should start adopting digital technologies, how things would change and they had to or risk being left behind. Fast forward to 2016, I gave speeches at universities and organizations talking about the Next Economy and how 10 key technologies would drive and change everything.
One of the biggest challenges in the Next Economy is upskilling people. And as I’ve mentioned before, I believe people should be responsible for their own upskilling instead of depending on their employers for that.
One of the biggest challenges we have to tackle in the Next Economy is upskilling people. Heck, we’ve been living in a digital Economy for some time now and most people still use their computer or mobile phone to send emojis, animated gifs and memes to each other. That’s about as much as they know what to do with computing!
I own a small collection of Air Jordan’s. I bought most of them in the resell market, which is projected to become a $6 billion business globally by 2025, according to a recent analysis from Cowen & Co.. So, providing authentic sneakers to people like me is a big business!
The Next Economy will be driven by 10 emerging technologies, underpinning them all is artificial intelligence. AI is buzzword that comes with many expectations that have yet to come true. When it does become smarter and truly autonomous, will it leave humans without jobs? Will we become slaves to it?
These are the types of questions that get the headlines and the clicks, but AI will be revolutionary in many ways; the benefits outweigh the fears.