In an era of increasing automation, we’re likely to see the end of a lot of jobs, writes lsc communication news editor Jonathan Chait.
This is partly because our world is becoming increasingly digital-based, but also because our ability to connect in real time to other humans and machines is increasingly important.
We are becoming increasingly interconnected, which means we’re increasingly dependent on each other and on other people to function in the real world.
In the digital age, we are in a position where, if we are not able to interact with each other, our lives become increasingly unstructured and disconnected.
“If we do not have that kind of connectivity, there will be fewer of us.”
What we need are smarter devices, and devices that work together, rather than as a monolithic entity.
This new era of connectedness is happening with the rise of “smart home devices,” which connect to a wide range of sensors and software to automatically monitor, manage, and control various aspects of the home, from air conditioning and lightbulbs to security cameras and thermostats.
But the future of smart home devices will be a little less rosy if we don’t take the following steps: ● Create a smart home that can connect to our smartphones, tablets, smart speakers, and other connected devices that can be used to make life easier.
The smart home is one area where we need to look beyond traditional technology and software solutions.
Smart home technologies can be built on existing devices, but they also need to be designed and developed with a holistic view of how the technology can help us live more effectively and efficiently.● Invest in research to develop smarter devices and smart home systems that will connect us to each other through the use of AI and robotics.
Smart devices have the potential to transform our lives, but we need smarter, smarter smart devices to enable us to connect and share information with one another.● Develop a set of guidelines for smart home technologies that ensure that they are used safely, securely, and ethically.
These guidelines should also include a requirement that all devices are owned by people, that they do not interfere with other people’s privacy, and that they use data that is only used for the purpose of helping the owner of the device understand the data they are sending to the owner.
These rules will be useful in ensuring that our homes, workplaces, and communities are safe, secure, and productive.
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