• Think Tank by Adobe: The Future of Work

    Posted 1 year ago
    12 Jul 2017
    Think Tank by Adobe

    It was only a few weeks ago that we did a post on one of our blogs regarding the future of Automation and its impact on human jobs. And it seems now that Adobe have taken up the issue. Only this time, they have done it on a grandeur level. Their latest project, Think Tank by Adobe: The Future of Work which is a series of talks and seminars taking place across the world will be aimed at defining and explaining how our future workplaces will look like. And when we say how they will look like, we mean in terms of human and machine interaction. Its installments have taken place in San Jose, California & Berlin have already revealed a lot in this regard. And with the masses hopping on the bandwagon as these figures reveal, the age of automation might be upon us; sooner than we think.

    What The Future Might Look Like:

    Yet with all the speculations and talks, the real question that poses itself has been a constant one. Will all this automation impact our lives in a positive manner or negative manner. Well apparently, according to futurist enthusiast Brian David of Arizona State University, the future is a bright one. Because according to him:

    “If a machine takes your job, your job must have really sucked because it was turning you into a machine.”

    This thought interestingly correlates with the views expressed in our earlier article on how human time and efforts need to be redirected towards more aesthetic and creative tasks. And as the study by Adobe’s Digital Insights have revealed, people are embracing the robotic revolution, instead of rejecting it.

    Another key factor pointed out by Jeff Vijungco, VP of global talent, technology and insights at Adobe in the California segment of Think Tank by Adobe was human intuition. He promptly noted that the key difference between humans and machines is that humans can adapt. This means that while we can program our robots to carry out certain pre defined tasks, there really isn’t a program in the world which can teach a robot how to be imaginative and original. Human intuition therefore is of primal importance in the future and its something that sets us apart drastically from our automated counter parts. His words on the matter that “People produce too much and aren’t imagining nearly enough” are just another side of the coin.

    Effects On The Future Generations:

    Out of all the positive impacts that such technology might have though, the most important one is the amount of time it will save for the coming generations. Time which they will utilize in more meaningful tasks. One such example is of self driving cars where the passenger who was once driving can now use that time in whatever task they may please. And as it is with the upcoming generation, time is of utmost importance as they want to spend it in more organic activities.

    With such initiatives popping up in the corporate world, it seems that the future is bright and also near for a world where human resource will be utilized in more meaningful tasks. It is a future worth working towards.

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