The Future of Work: Rise of the Machines Part 3

Robots are hot these days. Until recently only some people feared that robots could and would take over much of our work. Most economists still believe that robots will free workers from laborious monotonous work in sweat shops. They will also readily admit that robots are about to take over more skilled work as well. […] Read more »

Future Of The Desktop: Software Defined Workspace

During a worldwide industry analyst briefing in September Citrix unveiled its vision on the future work environment of the connected worker. The event was organized to further elaborate on the Workspace Suite announcement in May earlier this year. For Mark Templeton, CEO of Citrix, it was a good time to reinstate Citrix’s commitment to support […] Read more »

The Digital Punch Clock

The promise of big data is finding useful correlations between numerous data sets and variables in a short time span and applying the outcomes for business or scientific purposes. But before reaping those benefits we need data. Fortunately there’s plenty of data available for analysis. The Digital Universe study, sponsored by EMC, estimates that in […] Read more »

The Future of Work: Software Robots

In earlier posts, here , here and here, we commented on the rise of the machines in our society and wondered whether automated jobs would create new and more challenging jobs for men. Automation is a one way street; there is no such thing as de-automation. That is usually a good thing because most automated […] Read more »

The Future Of Work: Print Your Own Device

And there it was: department store De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam was selling the Cube 3D printer for €1050,=, making 3d printing available for the masses during its annual sale campaign of October 2012. But there is no reason we now should run to our local electronics store, buy this machine and start making all the […] Read more »