In a world that operates on billions of digits every day, humans are too slow
and inattentive. To adapt, we must automate the processing of millions of
complex transactions on a daily basis, at speeds fast enough to satisfy
impatient digital users. This adaption requires a massive level of digital
transformation that can support operations, business processes and
decision-making speeds faster than is humanly possible.
Historically, digital technologies get faster, cheaper, more powerful and
smaller every couple of years. We humans, however, don't. We operate in human
time, a biological cadence influenced by the physical environment, our
well-documented physical, mental and emotional limitations, and the universe
that we live in. As digital interactions proliferate, so also does the volume
of real-time data and required analysis. Most people are already at their
Adam Smith wrote about rational self-interest, which posits we work together
for the greater good when it benefits ourselves. Does this concept translate
to robots, automation and employment? I think it does.
I believe most of us would agree that replacing large numbers of humans with
machines that result in wide scale unemployment and suffering is not in our
rational self-interest. Having massive numbers of jobs terminated by the
Terminator does not result in a safer, healthier civilization or vibrant
economy; therefore, it is not in our best interest.
Just because something is ... (more)
Forty months is not a lot of time to design, develop and deliver something
monumental. Consider that it took 182 years to build the Notre Dame Cathedral
in Paris, 20 years to build the Great Pyramid of Giza, and 10 years to build
the Panama Canal. Executives from digital-leading companies, however, tell us
that in just over three years - the year 2020 - 17 different digital
technologies will dramatically impact the way they work, and transform the
work that gets done, so we don't have much time.
This means that within the next 40 months the exponential growth of
digitization and... (more)
Defining Web 3.0 and Developing the Fastest Enterprise Mobility Apps
I value a strong opinion. Especially when the opinionated is an expert and
willing to stand up and place a flag in the sand. In this article, my
ambitious friend, programming guru, gamer, colleague, bona fide geek and
mobility expert Peter Rogers shares his opinions on the meaning of Web 3.0
and how it will impact mobile application development and the enterprise.
While he is English and prone to use words like whilst, that should not be
held against him.
I have two ambitions in life: to be the first person t... (more)
I was on a high-rise construction site 34-floors above the city. I was
talking to the construction crew when a fight broke out. There was an
explosion and the floor collapsed. I removed the virtual reality (VR)
goggles and laughed. It was so real. The VR solutions provided an incredible
experience, almost like being there. As good as my experience was, it was not
reality. It was a controlled pre-programmed experience - a notional idea.
Today, however, VR and sensor technologies enable a notional idea to become
reality - a Real-Reality.
IoT sensors extend our physical senses ... (more)