The very nature of innovation is rapid change. Combined with market demands and supported by an environment fertile for change, the path is paved for disruptive technologies. The past 75 years have seen six waves of technology innovation, beginning with the era of mainframes back in the 60’s, followed by the advent of personal computers.
Growing concern that robots will take over the world and render humans useless exaggerate the threat at hand. Has cognitive computing and robots rapidly evolved? Yes. Computers can now challenge humans intellectually and automate tasks previously thought impossible. While this sounds an alarm for many people, to me it’s exciting. Why fear robots that just