Fastcompany.com: Google’s Eric Schmidt predicts the disappearance of the internet
He [Eric Schmidt] additionally touched on the subject of techno-replacement, and the idea that we may all lose our current jobs to machines as computers continue to improve. Schmidt dismissed the concept, and said that instead technology will create new job categories—with 7 out of every 8 being non-technology roles, which will nonetheless be benefited by technology.
“That somehow no one is going to have a job in the world, and it’s just going to be the Davos elite who is going to have a good time and everyone else is going to be rioting is completely false,” he said.
Why I am blogging this? I have always thought that technology would benefit to everyone and while removing some jobs it would also create some in other areas. I am now really wondering and would love some data driven analysis on that aspect but the more I look at it the more I see non-technology jobs disappearring and I think the impact of technology on the job market is much worse that I had originally anticipated. All together that would be yet another argument for another model of society, a society where one does not necessarily have to work to actually live (well enough).
I might not be that far off if Eric Schmidt himself feels the need to talk about that subject
We – as individual – are not that different from those poors rhinos who can not do much about their privacy…
Source: Rien à cacher : Reflets [fr].
Rue89: Cryptographie et surveillance : les revers de la paranoïa
I learned a new word today… and I love it!
Tabbing: When researching a topic online, on a website such as Wikipedia, “Tabbing” is the act of opening multiple links in new browser tabs, subsequently leading you astray from your original topic but simultaneously introducing you to new ones.
C’est qui le sac ici?
Je suis moi-même pas très bon en orthographe mais là ça craint…
New York Times: A Vision of the Future From Those Likely to Invent It
My personal picks:
What far-off technology will be commonplace in a decade? “Phones and computers will automatically do anything tedious that doesn’t require brainpower, like signing up for a web site or app. The march of technology is the incessant march of convenience.” from Ev Williams
Which industry will tech put out of business next? “Higher education. Diamond mining.” from Ev Williams
What technology will seem antiquated in a decade? “Smartphones. Instead, people will wear computers in the form of contact lenses, bracelets or clothing and “walk up to any wall and instantly have full access to all of your cloud data and services.” from Marc Andreesen
What is the next issue to undergo a sea change in social acceptance? “Far more generalized acceptance of widespread variations in human behavior. All of us who were raised pre-Internet were taught that there is something called ‘normal,’ and I think that whole concept might go right out the window.” from Marc Andreessen
What is tech’s role in reducing income inequality? “Start new businesses that create jobs and solve real problems. Also, someone could create a Khan Academy that focuses on professional and vocational skills.” from Reid Hoffman
Cisco Technology Radar Trends
Here is a list of technologies that are currently being monitored…
- Growth of Encrypted Network Traffic
- Network Simplification
- Dynamic Spectrum Access
- Securing the Internet of Things (IoT)
- Predictive Context
- Real-Time Analytics
- Browser-Based Video and Collaboration
- Evolution of Data Management and Data Fabric
- Fog Computing
Why that post? Here is a bit of what I am doing on a daily basis…
A Startup World In An Infographic (#)
From beach to snow… shortly after our trip to Corsica we spent a few days in Lucerne and went up the Mt. Rigi. Here are the pictures on Flickr and the review on TripAdvisor of Ibis Styles Hotel.
I published a few pictures on flickr taken during my last stay in Corsica in the fabulous domain of Murtoli (somewhere between Bonifaccio and Sartène). We also stop by Porto-Vecchio and stay in a quite nice hotel (good price/quality ratio) called Shegara, here is my TripAdvisor review.