Today’s work environments have been deeply digitized, in the sense that even the most industrial settings, like manufacturing plants and construction sites, are run at least in part by sensors, analytics, and robots.
A computer tells you when you need to change the oil in a machine and predictive data chooses the best treatment for a patient. In many ways, human instinct has been eliminated in favor of big data. With this in mind, it would be logical to ask – as many have – whether humans are even necessary in a world run by data, but maybe that’s the wrong question.
Author: Larry Alton