Get Started

Best Parental Control Solution for Your Family Devices

Start Free Trial

Digital Assimilation: Beyond The Digi-Revolution

LAKSHMI on February 17, 2017

Digital Assimilation

We are now so far into the digital age that many of us cannot remember life before it. The digital revolution, that historians say as extending between 1950 and 1970 has changed life as much as the industrial revolution of the late nineteenth century did, or perhaps even more. The “revolution” phase may be considered to be officially over now, and we are at the stage of “assimilation”, which may continue for another century or so before the next revolution changes life yet again, hopefully for the better. The digital world in the near future will be driven by five emerging technology trends:

  • Intelligent automation: The merging of artificial intelligence (language processing, machine learning, machine vision etc.) with automation.
  • Liquid workforce: The “liquid workforce” is characterized by autonomy, co-creation and a multifaceted skill set. 
  • Platform economy: The creation of online structures that allow a wide range of human activities to facilitate external interactions instead of the traditional orchestration of resources. 
  • Predictable disruption: Digital revolution results in ways and means to predict disruption in the near and far future, so that companies can begin reorienting goals and meet the disruption head on to turn a disruption into an opportunity for growth
  • Digital trust: The rapid growth and proliferation of technology in day-to-day life, including financial transactions result in the need for implicit trust on technology through legitimacy, effectiveness and transparency

The difference between “revolution” and “assimilation`” is that in the former, man adapts to a new development, while in the latter, the development adapts to man. Thus, the fear of a robot uprising, that existed among the naysayers during times of revolution has slowly been replaced by human empowerment – the ability of man to control developments and morph it around his own existence.

 

This is an excerpt from our article on HuffingtonPost. For an in-depth look, read the full version here.

Keep in touch with the latest on parenting, technology and education. Subscribe to the Mobicip newsletter

Learn more at www.mobicip.com.

 

Recent Blogs

Digital Detox - Old School is the New Cool

Technology has been successfully integrated into everything we do, right from the time we wake up to the minute we fall asleep. No wait… that’s not quite true - technology has also been integrated with sleep! We now have technologically advanced pillows which can cure sleep disorders and white noise

What Parents Need To Know About Raising Humans in a Digital World

Does the world need another digital parenting book? I thought so, and here’s why…As a digital parent myself, I found it hard to find a book that covered the entire spectrum of digital life. After all, I didn’t want to read solely about problems, I wanted to learn about possibilities. I wanted to hea

Mobicip Parental Control App Removed from iOS App Store

If you have tried to download Mobicip on your / your family's iPhone or iPad, you might see a message that it is "not available in your country or region", or that it doesn't appear in the App Store search results. This is because Apple has removed the Mobicip Parental Control App from the iOS App S

Talking to your Children About Online Predators

The Internet - a hub of all things, good and evil. Fortunately or unfortunately, it has become an indispensable part of our lives, and the lives of our children.It’s tempting to simply skip the conversation and hope that our children will not come across anything ugly online. However, we need to rem

How Technology is Empowering Children from Developing Nations

When it comes to socio-economic disparities between developed and developing countries, the gaps seem endless. But when it comes to the proliferation of technology, the gap has become almost negligible. Tech giants have made technology extremely affordable for everyone and seem to have taken an almo