Over 800 experts from the World Economic Forum’s Global
Agenda Council on the Future of Software and Society expect cutting edge
technologies to be refined well enough by 2025 and become an intensive part of
of these experts believe that by 2025, people across the globe will wear clothes connected to the internet, will
have access to free, unlimited cloud
storage and that robots will replace
These are 'tipping
points' that indicate the beginning of a massive industrial revolution that
will change the way we live and work. Industrialization
brought about advances in technology that significantly improved the quality of
We went from relying on muscle-power to utilizing
machine and computing power to create the products we desire. These
developments led to the creation of higher-quality products that were
It took us almost
to refine our industries and reach this level of proficiency. It happened in
sudden bursts – leading to lapses in adoption across societies.
14% of the global
population still does not have access to electricity, a
powerful utility introduced to the world during the second industrial
revolution, circa 1900. Also, over
40% of the
population does not have access to the
However, most of
the planet has benefited from three industrial revolutions that took place
across human history at critical points.
The first one enabled faster
transportation and better
the second introduced precision
to the world, and the third connected
in ways once never thought possible.
The fourth industrial revolution (sometimes
called Industry 4.0, a term coined
will continue to build on the digital revolution.
It is characterized by much more mobile and ubiquitous internet access, and
widespread adaptation of advanced
technologies like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning.
Industry 4.0 different from previous
revolutions is its exponential speed
A good way of getting a glimpse of such future
development is by analyzing the data we presently possess.
If we compared
the circumstances in Detroit in 1990 to Silicon Valley, we may observe that both
produced almost equal revenues in the same period, say till 2014.
However, the number of workers in Detroit were
roughly ten times higher than those in Silicon Valley. Also, the market capitalization
of Silicon Valley was valued at $1.3
Trillion, compared to the $36
Billion valuations of Detroit.
The difference is the
industries that they were involved in – Detroit was the center of automobile
development, whereas Silicon Valley had an abundance of software companies.
Hence, the speed of growth is faster every time
new technology is created.
Post-revolution technology will have an unlimited scope – the fusion of
advancements will enable a wide variety of leaps in the physical and biological domain.
and advanced robotics will aid us in
everyday life. Gene sequencing will
enable synthetic biology, and life-threatening diseases will be 'edited' out of
the human DNA.
These are just foresight – it is virtually
impossible to predict the applications that computers will have a few years from now due to
their dexterous nature.
However, it is
uniquely evident that the next industrial revolution will undoubtedly change
the way we approach work.
expectancy going up, and birth
rates slowing down, the age of retirement will be re-assessed so we may live more
jobs will be automated, which will make for a better
work-life balance for the masses. Also, with the steady
increase in wages across industries and professions, people around the globe will be
engaged in more creative and satisfying
Corporations will look for people skilled in adapting to newer
methodologies, rather than looking for a defined set of skills. This will make
us more versatile and flexible.
The best part of it all is – most, if not all, jobs will be created
without any limitations. Employees will have:
- Location independence
- Creative Independence
- Remote Collaboration
- Lesser Stress and Maximum Satisfaction
number of employers are using the “human
cloud” to connect with professionals from across the globe.
Projects are divided into precise segments, which
are then issued to the professionals in the cloud. This can be anybody from anywhere – as long as they’re skilled and aspiring enough.
This trend will put the everyday Joe in a unique
position, and the world will comprise of professionals that do a portfolio of
different things to generate income.
They may do the
same job – but for different corporations, using different approaches and
following different processes.
The revolution will create a global freelance village, where every professional can satisfy
demands in their unique way. Professionals around the world will have the
freedom to work on whatever they like from wherever they want.
On the other
hand, companies will be able to get whomever they choose to work on whatever
they need and get things done exactly the way they want them to be.
Cloud collaborations will enable companies to be found and products to be created and sold over the internet. It will lead to
the creation of a remote ecosystem –
where each professional has their ideas and visions and can pitch in whenever
and from wherever they please.
Under such circumstances, executives will be able
to work independently and manage multiple companies.
We at AIDOOS are entirely mesmerized by and focused on
enabling this revolution by equipping the masses with the tools they need to
connect in a cloud intensive ecosystem.
We are aggressively working on various software empowering
remote capabilities like customer
relationship management and workforce
management to cloud computing
and other collaboration software.
Enabling the “human cloud” paradigm is the need
of the hour – both for employers and professionals alike. It will make for
better outcomes for companies and will make work more rewarding and fulfilling
for professionals across all industries.