More knowledge increases the questioning

“In the future, we will have a very parallel approach to working and learning. We study, and study, and study, and then we say, ‘okay you learned enough, you can start working now.’ In the future, we will have to blend studying and working.”

Daniela Rus, Director at Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT

The more we learn, and relearn, the more we question things in life from our private sphere to the workplace, and the reason for what we do and which directives we follow. It is both good and developing, but which companies can handle it when not even flat organizations have got anywhere? And which middle managers will be able to handle workgroups that are constantly able to know more than they do? Which hierarchy will be viable – or what will it even look like ­– can it even exist? If the individuals are educating themselves, whether at their own expense or that of the company, why would the employee stay in the organization? I see companies that will be fundamentally restructured.

If the employee continues to update himself on more than the purely specialist knowledge and insights, the questioning can come up with things like; what is the reason why I work? What is the point of going here and blending into a group? What is prestige? What does it give me that I can’t do at home? A Chinese curse is in place that was made really known by Robert F. Kennedy, who used it in a speech in Cape Town on June 6, 1966:  ”May you live in interesting times. Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are also more open to the creative energy of men than any other time in history.”

Framtiden är inte vad den har varit – det är något annat

Det som gav oss individualism, oberoende och allmän frihet börjar nu nästan osynligt slå oss i bojor av skärmberoende, lättja att bestämma i sista sekund och att vi avslöjar oss självmant MER ÄN vi blir bevakade av de som vill spionera på oss eller sälja något vi inte behöver. Det är inte tekniken som är problemet – det är vi själva. Ingenting är farligt om man vet hur att hantera det, är nyfiken och gitter att läsa manualer. Nyckelordet för att undgå offerstatus är bedömning, något som majoriteten borde träna sig i. Nutid och kommande framtid kräver nyfikenhet, praktisk analys och bedömning, just som vi trodde att bekvämligheternas rike är en knapptryckning bort. Rätt hanterad gör tekniken oss smartare istället för att bli ett fördummande bedövningspiller – tänk på det i framtiden.