The Technologies of the Future and How They Affect the Workplace

Technology is changing our world in an ever-increasing speed. From smartphones to robots, we are always connected and in contact at all times. Communication is no longer face-toface or written in handwriting, but instant and immediate via a myriad of channels that include voice assistants, text, and video calls.

The latest technology has enhanced the quality of our lives from generation to generation. However, there are some risks, particularly in relation to the job market. Some people are worried that the latest technology will take over jobs that are performed by humans. This could happen in certain situations. We know from past experience, however, that the creation of new jobs will help offset the loss of a few jobs.

We are already seeing this in the workplace with advancements in artificial intelligence and natural language processing and robotics. We are also seeing the impact of drones Blockchains, 5G networks, and quantum computing.

These technologies will transform business processes by providing higher levels of automation, connectivity, and security. Blockchains for instance, are reshaping the supply chain by making it more secure, and also providing an irrefutable record of transactions. 5G will allow businesses to process data closer where it originated (ultra low latency) and ensure data sovereignty and improve security by reducing data transfer costs.

In addition, augmented reality and virtual reality are changing how we interact with digital information and devices, and creating immersive experiences that feel and look just like real life. We’re also seeing significant advances in areas such as gene editing, which could decrease the incidence of genetic disorders ranging from hereditary diseases such as cystic fibrosis to muscular dystrophy and could even prolong our lives.