Last week, a follower asked for my 2033 predictions (thanks TJ).
We can now gather data, an extraordinary amount. However, accurate insights are elusive. By 2033 we will subscribe to insights, like how we currently follow people on social media or via mailing lists (such as this one).
The data will be retrospective and predictive. Allowing us to change circumstances or conditions for a better, quicker, outcome. More importantly, we will have greater confidence in the predictions, as they have been precise for a period of time.
EVERYTHING AUTOMATED (almost)
We will choose to do a task for pleasure or to keep a skill. We will have the option to purchase or subscribe to a range of automated services. These will be very diverse, and organisations will be able to free up labour allowing them to focus on thinking. Thinking will involve reflecting on the insights from precise predictions as well as creativity.
ESG AS THE FOUNDATION OF BUSINESS
Environmental, Social and Governance will be a foundation for business. This will extend beyond green decisions, and measure inclusivity and how an organisation is helping to close the gap between communities where they operate.
There will be legislative governance however the expectations of the community will be greater than the legislative components - in a sense it will be like how organisations articulate employee benefits. These benefits are not a legislative requirement, they are something that a company believes in.
MY BIG FEAR
My BIG FEAR is that global conflict escalates. But this fear is softened by a BIG OPPORTUNITY - one that we all have, on a daily basis. I encourage everyone reading this blog to develop a greater understanding of others and to consider how you or your community is making situations better.
Approaching things with deep thought, understanding, and diplomacy will put us all in a better position.
Here is an extract about the future from my 2019 book "Digital Is Everyone's Business"
"Here is a glimpse of a possible future. It is 2020 something, and you are walking along the street. You have a slightly sore arm from playing that technology game with your grandchild. It is amazing that cricket can now be played in the living room—your glasses convert to a gaming screen, the walls become the crowd at Lord’s. Your grandson won despite your ability to select Warne’s ball of the century during a tense session (if only Mike Gatting had this game to train with prior to Warne’s first test match in the UK).
The glasses you are wearing are advising that an appointment has opened at your physio. Your diary had checked your availabilities earlier that day and waited for any change at your preferred physio. You blink and accept the appointment with a confirmation appearing on your glasses. The glasses now calculate the time and distance to the physio, automatically re-shuffling your commitments for the day and advising others of a change in schedule.
In the distance you hear an ambulance, everyone around you looks at each other: why the nervousness? Somebody’s smart connected clothing has indicated they are about to have a heart attack—that sore arm was a sign of something bigger and fortunately, you will be treated prior to any significant health impact."
The purpose of sharing this story is to show the integration of precise predictions, the automation of everything and the goodness of society.