How Will This ‘Disruption’ Affect Your Career?

Disruption Ahead signI don’t know what industry or occupation you work in today, or what industry or occupation you see yourself working in 12-15 years from now.  I just hope it’s not driving a taxi or an over-the-road tractor trailer!

Because if your job has anything to do with the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle or working in some capacity in the energy sector — oil, gas or electric industries — things may be quite different in coming decades.

Why do I say this?

For one thing, because of what I already know from the technological developments that have already hit us with near blinding speed in recent decades like a freight train.  A coal-burning, steam-powered freight train.

Also, because of the video I’m about to share with you.

On any given day, my work finds me either at my computer in my office typing on my keyboard or on the road (in town) driving from client to client for my business.  So I don’t see my day-to-day activities being fundamentally changed by the disruptions that are coming.  But, then, I could be wrong about that.  Thirty years ago I didn’t even own a computer!

According to this video, the changes that are coming will indeed be disruptive.  But they will be very positive ones.  Nothing to fear or loathe.  Lots to like and look forward to.  A rising tide is coming that will lift all boats.  They will be self-driving boats.  Solar-charged, electric-powered, self-driving boats.  But, I’m already giving away too much of the story here (retroactive spoiler alert!).

So let me have this gentleman from Stanford University better explain it to you and give you the full story — past, present and, especially, future

Warning: this presentation may shock you.  That’s okay.  It’s worth the hour-long disruption of your time to watch it from start to finish…

Moore’s Law.  That’s the law that gave us the digital revolution and the Information Age.  It’s the law that keeps on giving.  It has given us AI, robots and smart phones.  Other laws of physics, mathematics, etc., will be similarly generous.  They will all converge (as they have been) and supercharge (turbocharge?) and give us the next phase of this revolution.  History repeats itself.  Sort of like laser pulses.

The question is, will you be ready for it?

I can think of some major industries — car companies, oil companies and energy companies — that won’t be.  They will find the coming changes to be very painful.  And expensive.  It will come as a shock to them, too.

You know what they say. “No pain, no gain.”

Their loss is our gain.


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