My TED Talk about the role humans play in the digitization game!
Half of the jobs today did not exist 20 years ago - at the beginning of the digital revolution. And now, as we enter the next stage of technolgical growth. the half-life of our jobs will be cut in half again. Exponential computing power and intelligent algorithms drive human productivity into another dimension and new technologies disrupt long established business models before lunch. How come only a small digital elite sees the potential while the majority of people is either afraid, ignorant or overconfident when it comes to our the digital future? The answer is deeply routed in our middle class intellectual way of thinking of how to educate our children and how to live a successful life. It is not the technology but our mindsets that threaten our future wellbeing.
The challenge is to disrespect those traditional middle class values, throw our outdated career concepts over bord and encourage our talents to be more entrepreneurial. We need to start now. We need to start encouraging people to become leaders and change the game. We have to enable people to be more gritty. To be more persistent. To take responsibility for themselves. Then they will learn by themselves and master change.