We tend to avoid conversations we feel are bigger than us. We don't like to seem like we don't know, This may be the reason why many of our leaders are not having a frank discussion with you about The Fourth Industrial Revolution/World Shift. Understandably. A lot of this is fear. Millions of people out of work can be a recipe for social disruption we've never seen before.
If we get in front of the conversation, The Fourth Industrial Revolution/World Shift could be the most empowering moment in the history of humanity. I concur with what Wired Senior Editor Keven Kelly said about robots taking our jobs....
"We need to let robots take over. They will do jobs we have been doing, and do them much better than we can. They will do jobs we can’t do at all. They will do jobs we never imagined even needed to be done. And they will help us discover new jobs for ourselves, new tasks that expand who we are. They will let us focus on becoming more human than we were. Let the robots take the jobs, and let them help us dream up new work that matters."
This is the big push by LEAD Global. We've reasoned that this is too important of a conversation to leave to chance because we were afraid of what we'd lose instead of inspired by what we could gain. To that end, we are doing a series of explanation workshops and new technology innovation labs to socialize this conversation and reveal many of the possibilities this powerful time presents. We especially want to make sure all of our communities hear of this so no one is left out of the opportunity loop.
Make no mistake...this is a time of spectacular opportunity. or dire circumstances. It depends on what we do right now. And yes, there are some things we can do right now. Our organization would love to be a partner to you or your organization as you negotiate these next few year. See what we're doing at www.leadtheshift.com
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Which jobs will be taken by the robots first? I more or less agree with this list. There are actually 17 more jobs you can add. You'd better read it to see if your job is on the list.http://www.shellypalmer.com/2017/02/5-jobs-robots-will-take-first/
There will be a dramatic shift out of the petroleum industry in the next 3 years. Read this report. Then, if you live in the United States, ask yourself the question -- why is my government ramping up efforts to expand oil drilling and production by building new pipelines? They used to call that 'throwing good money after bad'. If you live in the MENA countries, you should be asking -- what is my government doing to ensure a new economy outside of one based on petroleum revenues? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/02/electric-cars-cheap-solar-power-halt-fossil-fuel-growth-2020
We must keep these conversations local. Yes, the shift is scary on the world scale, but our job is to first focus on our communities. THEN, as the community grows stronger, we can link to other communities around the world. That is what will make our local plans sustainable. http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000486753
Chet W. Sisk is an author and one of the world's leading Social Futurists. He is also expert on the current world paradigm shift. Find out more about him and the LEAD Global Team at www.leadtheshift.com or you can write him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org