Quantum computing, artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data are all part of the transformative technologies blossoming today. Some call these “disruptive technologies”. Though they may look disruptive at first, history shows technology takes time to change the way we humans operate. Classical computing hit the home and workplace during the 1980’s and into the 1990’s. But before productivity increased with this prolific technology, there was a drop in productivity at the introduction. Fall back to the outset of electricity and the steam engine. The steam engine came about to pump water out of coal mines; electricity lit an office. Adapting these inventions took years before they transformed society. So, will quantum computing, AI, and Big Data, amongst others, take YOUR job? Interesting and thought provoking piece by David Donaldson.

James Watt Steam Engine c 1775

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