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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 Thus, the fear of a robot uprising, that existed among the naysayers during times of revolution has slowly been replaced by human empowerment – the ability of man to control developments and morph it around his own existence.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.

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