As published on Switch & Shift on June 11, 2014. In an ever digitalized world, there is increasingly less room for all things analog. Glued to our digital devices, we now spend more time on our smartphones than with our partner. With smart robots, drones and self-driving cars soon roaming our skies and streets, Oxford University predicts machines to take over 45% of Americans’ jobs in the next 20 years.
As published on Switch & Shift on July 29, 2014. In the past 30 years, millions of people have lost their jobs to the rise of computerized automation, technology and robots offering unparalleled efficiency, reliability and performance benefits. Experts state that we are at the crucial tipping point often referred to as the great decoupling, with economic growth for the first time not followed by a similar increase in job creation. Bold predictions state that a robot journalist could win a Pulitzer within 5 years, that all human work will be fully outsourced to robots by 2045 and that humans can even fall in love with and marry robots by 2050.
Since the launch of our Smartees in 2009, we already hosted over 100 online and offline smart sessions, focusing mainly on our home markets. Back in 2012, we already took a first step towards taking our Smartees concept global with Webinar formats. But now, after 5 years of Smartees, we are taking it even further than that! In the coming months, the InSites Consulting team will be traveling the world to share our vision on consumer collaboration.