After viewing the videos and conducting the reading this week, I feel as if I have entered into a matrix where my brain downloaded so much information. I am in processing mode right now.
The Corning videos (I only found one online) show a future that is not too hard to imagine as a real possibility. In the video shared, glass that looks like glass can show upcoming schedules, television, and more while allowing a user to indicate what he or she would like to view.
The list of emerging technologies has various sectors listed with technologies that have recently emerged. One thing that I found interesting is within construction. I have a friend who I was recently conversing with who is pursuing a graduate degree in construction. In his possession was a pair of glasses that could be programmed to allow someone to see a 3-D model of a house. The same individual went on to talk about how drones have been used to take pictures of a location so plans could begin being assembled.
Lastly, in Kevin Kelly’s Ted Talk, artificial intelligence will lead to more automation as redundant tasks can be turned over to robots to do. One thing that stood out to me was Kelly’s discussion on how the best work is done when humans and artificial intelligence collaborate together. Kelly proposes that many work sectors will begin to see a technological shift in the near future.
I have highlighted videos and readings from this week, but what all does it mean? Why is all this important? First, the reason for sharing a bit about the videos and the readings is because technology is impacting much of the work already being done. Technology allows us to connect while being physically apart whether by a few miles or thousands of miles. Knowing how technology is impacting work sectors allows leaders to determine how best to lead. Leaders need to make time to explore what technologies are emerging within his or her field. Leaders should also be open-minded to possibly thinking outside the box on how technology can help better the department or organization.
For leaders to stay current on technology changes, there are ways to acquire knowledge on what new technologies are impacting work though list servs and other means. Leaders should remain open-minded to new technologies that could drastically impact their bottom line.