Technology is advancing exponentially. Ray Kurzweill, a legendary inventor, entrepreneur and visionary, predicted that as technologies evolve, there will be a blur of the line between human and machine. How is the amazing progression of technology impacting workers ? In a recent Ted Talk, Erik Brynjolfsson (2013) argued that the average worker is “stagnating” and that this is a problem that is characterised by the newly growing machine age. Productivity is growing very quickly but it is explained that this has become disassociated from jobs.
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By Paula Newton. Instead of racing against the machine, we need to learn to race with the machine. That is our grand challenge.