I remember watching the iconic movie Back to the Future as a kid, marvelling over what kinds of innovations the future would bring. Would cars really fly? Would hover boards replace skateboards? (I also had a crush on Michael J. Fox.) Only time would tell, and technology would transform the way we live, work and play.
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To jump into the machine economy, as I previously noted, remaining agile is of the utmost concern for every company; 78 percent of businesses believe digital startups will pose a threat to their organization either now or in the future, and nearly half of global companies say they don’t know what their industry will look like in three years. Airbnb just started in 2008 and now has more rooms available than the Hilton, Marriott and Intercontinental combined through software, not real estate.
On a mission to prepare organizations for digital disruption, Dell in partnership with 20 luminaries gathered at the Institute for the Future (IFTF) in Silicon Valley to cast their minds into the future and consider what life might look like in 2030. They looked at what emerging technologies could solve some of the intractable problems. The think tank informed the seminal IFTF report “The Next Era of Human-Machine Partnerships.”
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