New Areas of Technology Job Creations For Next Decade
Recent launch of Apple Watch and technology push by many players in creating wearable technology gadgets over last more than a year has started another era of bringing humans closer to machines and take it to a level where the boundaries would blur.
Some famous quotes of yesteryears would make it amply clear that what happens today is generally improved beyond imagination of even the greatest thinkers and end up changing the way people work, behave and live.
“Computers in the future may weigh no more than one-and-a-half tonnes.” – Popular Mechanics, 1949
“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” – Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943
“I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last the year.” – Chief Business Editor, Prentice Hall, 1957
“Yeah, microchips, but what… is it good for?” – an IBM senior engineer, 1968
“There is no reason anyone in the right state of mind will want a computer in their home.” – Ken Olson, President of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977.
It is a similar trend in the business of making machine and humans come even closer and probably intermingle to such an extent that the difference starts blurring. It started with the mobile phones, gave way to smart phones and in parallel sea change in the telecom technologies that would make the smart phones so smart. The next step we see is the wearable like Apple watch and Samsung watch that seem to do repetitive things what their smartphones do and may appear a bad idea to most of the consumers to have one. This technology will for sure lead to improvement in medical sciences to get connected with every patient in real time to knowing almost everything about the ecosystem through the information mashup including traffic condition to the best deal I was looking for and the list can go endless.
Such wearable and smartphones would certainly improve to the level that they would reduce in their form factor and will have battery life that would either last for long or use human energy to charge themselves. This will also make them much more affordable and thus will see massive growth in their adoption.
The future jobs will get created not only in creating and propagating such devices but also utilizing this platform in making the life of every person better and more connected.